Household Hazardous Waste

Many materials used in the home and garden are considered household hazardous waste and must not be thrown into the trash. They can cause serious safety and health problems in transportation or disposal facilities. Household hazardous wastes include the following:

  • Adhesives
  • Automotive fluids (5 gallon container max)
  • Batteries, including automotive and household
  • Cell Phones
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Cooking and Frying oils (5 gallon container max)
  • Covered devices, which include desktop computers, laptops, monitors, computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer and speakers), televisions and e-readers. Limit of 10 total items per customer, per day.
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor and furniture polish
  • Fuel, including kerosene, gasoline and propane
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn treatments, including herbicides and pesticides
  • Mercury containing items (max of 30 per month), including ballasts, fluorescent bulbs, thermostats and thermometers
  • Paint, rust inhibitors, stains, turpentine and thinners
  • Photographic and pool chemicals

These items are accepted at the Household Hazardous Facility of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) located at 1229 Harrisburg Pike. There is no charge to homeowners for this service.