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Summer Hazardous Waste Collection Events

June 1, 2011

The following is a list of the Summer Hazardous Waste Collection Events put on by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority and Maryland Solid Waste Management.  See their respective websites for locations and a complete list of accepted waste:

Delaware residents:  and click on Household Hazardous Waste Collection in the little red house on the homepage   or call  1-800-404-7080

Maryland residents:     or call  410-996-6275

 SATURDAY,  JUNE 4TH 8:00AM – 4:00PM

            Cheswold Collection Station, 54 Fork Branch Rd, Cheswold, Kent Co.



            Pine Tree Corners Transfer Station, 276 Pine Tree Rd, Townsend, New Castle Co.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011  8:00AM – 4:00PM

            Jones Crossroads Landfill, 28560 Landfill Lane, Georgetown, , Sussex Co.


SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 3, 2011  8:00AM – 4:00PM

             Old Curtis Paper Mill Site, Paper Mill Road (Rt 72), Newark, New Castle Co.


You Can Bring the Following Items to a DELAWARE Collection Event:

Product containers marked with words, “Warning: Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive” or “Explosive.”



Full aerosol cans, bleach, chemistry kits, nail polish, polish removers, perfumes, disinfectants, drain cleaners, floor wax, mercury thermometers, moth balls, oven cleaner, spot remover, toilet cleaner, fluorescent light bulbs

All electronics.


Ammunition, firecrackers, gunpowder


Corrosives, paints (other than latex), small compressed-gas cylinders, solvents, stains, strippers, thinners, varnish, wood preservatives, fluorescent bulbs


Fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals


Antifreeze, auto batteries, degreasers, waste fuels – gasoline, kerosene, used motor oil mixed with other fuels. (oil which has not been mixed with other fuels is accepted at specific DSWA Recycling Drop-off Centers.)


***Maryland only – Medications will be accepted.

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