Are you holding on to potentially hazardous household items that you are not sure how to dispose of? If so, this month’s household hazardous waste collection event may be able to help you out.
The Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority is hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collections to dispose of household hazardous waste for Monroe County residents. Upcoming collection dates include Wednesday, July 13, Wednesday, July 20, and Saturday, July 23. July 13’s collection will run from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Military Road Recycling Site. Times and registration information for collections after the 13th will be available on the waste authority website.
To attend the event, residents must fill out the registration form, choose an appointment time, and pay for the items they will drop off. Only items pre-paid online will be accepted. No cash or other payment system will be available at the collection site. The event is for residents only. Businesses are not eligible.
For this event, only household items will be accepted, such as fire extinguishers, propane tanks, lithium batteries, poison bags, pool chemicals, fertilizer bags, insecticides containers, oil-based paint containers, bleach/ cleaning product containers, motor oil containers, anti-freeze containers, gas/ fuel/ other automotive product containers, and more. If you have any questions or if your item does not appear on the list, call their office at 570-643-6100 for more information.
If you are suddenly unable to make it to the event and did not cancel, you can call the office for a refund. This may take up to 30 days, and there is a $20 no-show fee that will be deducted from your refund.
This event is partially funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to pay for the disposal cost of the items that will be processed as household hazardous waste.
According to its website, The Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority is responsible for the county’s long-term management of municipal waste. The Waste Authority is responsible for the planning of the processing, transportation, storage, and disposal of municipal waste. They incorporate an integrated solid waste management system by evaluating local needs and conditions. The Authority prioritizes waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting before proper disposal. Their primary responsibility is to implement and enforce an effective system to ensure the well-being of the community and environment.
If you are unable to make it this month, don’t worry, waste collection days will run throughout the summer, with additional dates scheduled for August 10, August 24, and September 21.