Editor's Note: The following was written on behalf of the Chester County Solid Waste Authority.
Phoenixville area residents can get some help with their spring cleaning.
A number of Chester County municipalities will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event for Chester County residents on Saturday, April 14 at the , Center for Arts and Technology Campus, 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville. The collection site will be open at 9 a.m. and will close at 3 p.m. sharp.
Residents may bring computers and computer peripherals, TVs, and other electronic devices such as answering machines, camcorders, cell phones, electric typewriters, microwaves, pagers, radios, remote controls, stereo/tape/CD players, telephones, toner and ink cartridges, VCR/DVD players and gaming consoles. No items containing Freon will be accepted.
No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of Hazardous Products per household will be accepted. Hazardous cleaning and maintenance products will have the following cautionary words on the label: poisonous, caustic, toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, caution, warning, danger or hazardous.
The following items WILL NOT be accepted: latex paint, used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, gas cylinders greater than 20 lbs, household alkaline batteries, PCBs, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, explosives, ammunition and appliances containing Freon.
LATEX PAINT IS NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE! Residents should not bring latex paint to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Solidify latex paint by either air drying small quantities or pouring the paint into a plastic trash bag with sawdust, clay-based kitty litter or rags and placing the bag and the opened can in the trash after the paint is solidified. Oil-based paint only should be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.
Interested residents can visit www.chestercountyswa.org and call their municipality or the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 ext. 228 for information on how to properly handle unacceptable materials and for the other regional collection events scheduled throughout the year.