Union County EMA Hosting Hazardous Waste Collection

Hazardous Materials Waste Collection This Weekend in Union County

LEWISBURG – Union County residents have the chance to dispose of hazardous materials this weekend at no cost to them. Union County EMA says they’re hosting a hazardous materials waste collection event this Friday and Saturday at Silvermoon Flea Market in Lewisburg.

Michelle Dietrich, Union County EMA Director says this is only for household hazardous waste and agriculture chemical waste, from county residents, “The county did receive approval for an application to the Department of Environmental Protection to have a grant that helps pay for 50% of the cost of this collection, and from the Department of Agriculture, we got $7,000.”

The collection event will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deitrich says county residents participating will need to show proof of residency.

As for what’s acceptable and what’s not, “Unacceptable items are biohazard waste, sharp syringes, explosives, tires, ammunition, and DEA regulated drugs. Acceptable items are aerosols, paints, cleaners, solvents, batteries, flammables, insecticides, pesticides, pool chemicals, lawn chemicals, automotive products, propane cylinders, photo chemicals.”

Materials also being accepted are cooking grease, used oil, mercury thermometers, fire extinguishers and florescent bulbs. You can see the full list at unioncountypa.org or call 570-523-3201.

You can also hear more from Dietrich on the WKOK.com Podcast Page or wherever you listen to podcasts.


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