Where to Safely Dispose of Leftover Household Chemicals

The parking lot at North Park swimming pool will host a nearly contactless collection event this weekend.


There’s a conscientious way to get rid of that bottle of wood polish you have under the sink.

The Pennsylvania Resources Council will hold a household chemical collection on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parking lot of North Park Swimming Pool.

The event is a chance to dispose of common chemicals such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil and pesticides in a safe and cost-effective manner. 

A $20 fee covers the cost of disposing of up to 10 gallons or 50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals. Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury. Oversized loads will be subject to additional charges. 

COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced.  Participants must:

  • register online in advance
  • place all items in the car trunk or truck bed
  • wear a mask when speaking with onsite personnel
  • remain in the vehicle at all times
  • bring exact change or check payable to PRC

For more information or to view PRC’s complete calendar of events, visit its website.

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