The Pike County Conservation District, Pocono Source Water Protection Collaborative, Pike County Commissioners, and Office of Community Planning are joining forces to bring a Household Hazardous Waste collection event to the residents of Pike County, Pennsylvania. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any product that can be found in a household that is considered toxic, flammable, etc. and requires careful handling and disposal. Examples of these hazardous products include items such as herbicides, motor oils, and pesticides. It can be difficult to properly dispose of this HHW but doing so improperly can lead to health and environmental harm. If your household has wastes as described above, please consider registering and attending this event.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
9am – 2pm
Dingman Delaware Middle School
1365 Pennsylvania 739
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
- This is an event for Pike County residents ONLY.
- To register, you will need estimated material types and quantities.
- Review the list below for examples of acceptable and non acceptable items. We will NOT be accepting paints.
- NO TVs, Electronics, or appliances!
- Please be aware that we WILL NOT be accepting materials in anything bigger than a 5 gallon pail. NO DRUMS.
- This event if for household disposal ONLY. No businesses or contractors please.
- Substances brought to the disposal event MUST be in ORIGINAL CONTAINERS. We must be able to identify the material. DO NOT MIX MATERIALS.
- Put materials in the trunk or bed of your vehicle. STAY IN YOUR CAR during the event.
- Have your ticket in print or on your phone at the time of the event. No refunds.
- We reserve the right to reject any material that is listed as NOT Acceptable or is above the allowable size limit.
- Please note: Abandoned material will be handled as Illegal Dumping.
- If you are unable to make an electronic payment, please contact the Pike County Conservation District at (570)226-8220.
Latex (water-based) paint is not considered HHW if it is in solid form. It can be disposed in your regular household garbage if you adhere to the following guidance:
- Paint and paint fumes may be hazardous in liquid form. Solidify first, then dispose of paint.
- Do not pour paint down household drains.
- Do not throw liquid paint in the trash.
To solidify leftover water-based paint, simply remove the lid (outside, ventilated, safe area – protected from rain, children, pets, animals) and let dry. Once dried, the can may disposed in household garbage. Tips to dry paint:
- Open can in a safe ventilated area and allow to dry.
- Paint Hardener – Most home improvement/hardware/paint stores carry a paint solidifier. Simply purchase, follow directions, and when paint is dried, discard with trash collection.
- Get a sturdy cardboard box and fill with clay-based kitty litter, pour the paint onto kitty litter and let dry. When dry, dispose of this dried mixture with your trash.
- Pour kitty litter into paint can, just enough to absorb the paint. Leave lid off in a safe and ventilated area and allow to dry. When dry, dispose with your trash.
Since this is our first HHW collection event ever in Pike County, we felt it important to collect the most dangerous waste possible. We can follow up with another event in the future that will include paint and/or we hope to have a collection site available in the near future.
Please note: The Pike County Sheriff’s Office will also be present providing medication take back at the exit of the collection event. This is free. Please consider bringing your unused medications for proper disposal after you dispose of your Household Hazardous Waste.
Put unused/expired medications in a Ziploc bag. Bottles/liquids are not accepted.
Visit the program website for more details: https://www.pikepa.org/drug_take-back_program.php