Sponsored by the Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Planning Commission, the event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022, rain or shine at the Bensalem High School 4319 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem Township.

The free hazardous waste collection event offers Bensalem residents a chance to safely dispose of up to 25 gallons or 220 pounds of common household items such as pesticides, flammables, cleaning chemicals, and lead-acid batteries, which could be harmful to people and the environment if improperly discarded.

Items that cannot be accepted include electronics, explosives and ammunition, latex paint, and medical waste.

This is a collection of residential waste only. No items will be accepted from businesses, industries, or institutions.

Acceptable items include pesticides; oil-based paint and paint products; automotive products (gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze); pool chemicals; degreasers and cleaners; mercury thermostats; fluorescent tubes; fire extinguishers; mini propane tanks of two pounds or less; lead-acid batteries (car, marine, motorcycle, and truck); and rechargeable, lithium or button-type household batteries.

There is a limit of 25 gallons or 220 pounds of acceptable materials per household.

Unacceptable items include, but are not limited to TVs and other electronics, appliances, asbestos, medical waste, explosives, radioactive and unidentified waste, large gas cylinders, tires, and smoke detectors.

Please note that if you have water-based latex paint or alkaline batteries, these can be safely put in your regular trash collection and therefore will not be accepted at the collection.

Guidelines for safely transporting household hazardous waste to the collection site include:

  • Keep all products in their original containers with labels intact and lids on tight
  • Place materials securely in a box to prevent spilling
  • Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place them in a plastic container for transport
  • Do not mix materials
  • Do not leave hazardous materials loaded in a vehicle or other hot, unventilated areas for prolonged periods
  • Do not smoke near any chemicals
  • Take cardboard boxes home to recycle

For more information on household hazardous waste disposal in Bucks County, visit buckscounty.gov/recycling.

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