Bucks County Announces 2020 Hazardous Waste Collection Events
The Bucks County Planning Commission announced its 2020 hazardous waste collection schedule.
The collections, sponsored by the Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Planning Commission.
The first collection event for the Lower Bucks area will be held April 24, at Bucks County Community College 275 Swamp Road, Newtown , Newtown Township.
Collections begin at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.rain or shine.
County officials say, you can bring Up to 25 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous products. Hazardous products will have cautionary words on the label, for example: Danger, Warning, or Caution. Other words or phrases that can signal hazardous products include: poisonous, hazardous, combustible, flammable, corrosive, volatile, caustic, irritant, explosive, toxic, use with adequate ventilation, or avoid inhaling.
Household products containing toxic chemicals, like pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents, cleaning products, weed killers and automotive batteries can be a threat to people and the environment if improperly discarded. Never throw these materials into the trash, as the toxic chemicals may harm sanitation workers, or result in fires in collection vehicles. It is also not safe to pour them into a sink or storm drain as they can end up in the environment polluting the air, water, or soil, officials say.
There are five disposal events scheduled for 2020, please see attached flyer, for additional information.