Household Waste Collection

Berks County Residents Only
(Identification is required)

Where to Go?

April 14, 2018
Governor Mifflin Intermediate School
600 Governor Dr. Shillington

October 20, 2018
Berks County Ag Center 
1238 County Welfare Road

8:00 am – 2:00 pm Rain or Shine

These events are FREE to all Berks County residents.

Should you have any questions, please refer them to the Berks County Solid Waste Authority (610) 478-6362

What is Household Hazardous Waste? 

Household Hazardous Waste is any household product which labeled: 

Caution, Danger, Flammable, Explosive, Toxic, Warning, Corrosive, Poison, Volatile or a combination of these characteristics. Look for warning or skull and crossbones on the label. 

Why Collect Household Hazardous Waste?

These collection days are intended to provide Berks County residents with a responsible way to dispose of old, unusable and unwanted hazardous products. Putting them in the trash or down the drain contributes to the pollution of our air and drinking waters. 

How to Bring Materials to the Collection Site?

  • Do not mix the materials
  • Tighten lids on all containers. If containers are leaking, pack in larger containers
  • Bring materials in original containers with labels, if possible
  • If not in original labeled container, please label container used. 

Acceptable Materials:

Oil Paints (Turpentine, Wood Preservatives, Paint Thinners and Solvents, Oil Based Paints, Varnishes and Stains)

Outdoors (Weed Killers, Pesticides, Asphalt & Driveway Sealants, Pool Chemicals, Herbicides & Fungicides)

Automotive (Antifreeze, Gasoline, Transmission Oil, Motor Oil, Automotive paints, and finishes)

Household (Solvents, Disinfectants, Rug, Oven & Drain Cleaners, Button Batteries, Photographic Chemicals, Floor and Furniture Polish, Lithium & NiCad Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs)

Do Not Bring:

  • Latex Paint will not be accepted (allow to dry & discard with regular trash)
  • Joint & Caulking Compound
  • Organic Peroxides
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Explosives & Ammunition
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Infectious or Medical Waste
  • Water-based sealants