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Hazardous Household Waste Collection

Each year since 2005 the county has sponsored a one-day household hazardous waste collection.  In 2010 we made managing this waste a bit easier by providing an ongoing collection for oil-based coatings and pesticides (see link to paint/pesticide collection), however there are still items that must be handled by a hazardous waste company. Products such as gasoline and kerosene, gas/oil mixes, cleaners, chemicals, and other household chemicals must be managed by a hazardous waste company.

The annual 2017 Household Hazardous Waste collection will be held on

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Elk Co. Community Recycling Center, 850 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA  15857

9 a.m. to 12:00 pm

What to Bring

  • Oil-based paints
  • Flammable liquids (gasoline, kerosene, varnish, thinner, solvents and gas/oil mixtures)
  • Wood and metal finishing products
  • Deck stains
  • Water sealers
  • Household cleaning agents
  • Drain cleaners
  • Solid and liquid pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Putties, glues and other adhesives
  • Antifreeze
  • Pool chemicals

What NOT to bring

  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Radioactive materials
  • Medical waste
  • Car batteries
  • Motor oil
  • Tires
  • Appliances
  • Latex paints

PLEASE CALL THE ELK COUNTY RECYCLING OFFICE AT 776-5373 WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ABOVE ITEMS. OUTLETS EXIST FOR MOTOR OIL, CAR BATTERIES, TIRES AND APPLIANCES. LATEX PAINT IS NOT TOXIC. CANS CAN BE LEFT OPEN TO DRY OR THE PAINT MIXED WITH SAWDUST OR CAT LITTER AND PLACED IN REGULAR TRASH.

Transportation Safety Tips

  • Bring products in original containers if possible
  • Make sure containers are properly sealed and labeled
  • If a container is leaking pack it in a larger container and use cat litter to absorb the leak
  • Do not mix products together
  • If you do not know what it is, mark it as unknown
  • If possible place containers in a cardboard box
  • Stay in vehicle, trained personnel will remove the materials from your vehicle
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ELK COUNTY

Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853