Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Not everything in your home goes in the trash. Proper disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) protects people and our environment.

HHW materials must be handled appropriately to protect people and not harm our environment. Delaware County sponsors several HHW collection events each year, where residents can bring their materials for free. And the cool part? We work with our vendors to recycle or reuse as much of the material as possible.

HHW Collection Events

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2023 – Emergency Services Training Center, Sharon Fill, PA
  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 – Rose Tree Park, Media, PA
  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 – Emergency Services Training Center, Sharon Hill, PA
  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 – Upper Chichester Township, Chichester, PA

All events are by appointment only from 8:30am – 2:00pm. Registration is required. Register HERE! For full event details, visit

Only HHW materials will be accepted. Vehicles not by appointment and unacceptable materials will be turned away, this includes NO trash, NO electronics, and NO latex paint.

Below is a list of acceptable and unacceptable HHW materials:

Household Products

Rug & Drain Cleaners
Wood & Metal Cleaners
Spot Removers
Dry Cleaning Fluid
Fire Extinguishers
Rechargeable Batteries

Paint Products

Paint Thinners
Strippers & Removers
Oil-Based Paints
Stains, Varnish, Shellac
Spray Paint
Solvent-Based Paint Products
Wallpaper Cement

Outdoor Products

Swimming Pool Chemicals
Weed Killers
Septic Tank Degreaser
Asphalt Sealers
Roof Cements
Mini Propane Tanks
(NO BBQ Tanks – take back to point of purchase)
Chemical Fertilizer

Automotive Products

Grease & Rust Solvents
Fuel Additives
Carburetor Cleaners
Transmission/Brake Fluid
Car Batteries (Truck, Motorcycle, Marine)
Gas & Oil

Other Materials

Acids, Caustics, Solvents
Thermostats (Containing Mercury)
Thermometers (Containing Mercury)
Fluorescent Tubes & Ballasts

Unacceptable Materials

X – Explosives, Ammunition & Marine Flares
X – Medical & Infectious Waste
X – Prescription Drugs
X – Tires
X – Latex Paint
X – Electronics
X – Helium & BBQ Tanks
X – Gas Cylinders
X – Asbestos
X – Radioactive Waste
X – Alkaline Batteries
X – Appliances, White Goods, & Freon
X – PCBs
X – Smoke Detectors


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