For the 14th year in a row, residents from local counties will have the opportunity to dispose of their household chemicals and cleaners through the Household Hazardous Waste Collection being held at Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority Landfill and Recycling Center along Rte. 6 in Bradford County, W. Burlington, Pa. The event will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This event is offered free of charge to all residents of Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties of Pennsylvania. Acceptable items include oil-based paints, turpentine / paint products, pesticides, herbicides, antifreeze, lead acid and NiCad batteries, mercury, household cleaners / chemicals, solvents, light
tubes, corrosives, chlorine and motor oil.
Residents must pre-register by June 27 by calling the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) central office at (570) 297-4177 or by emailing your information to Ltwoey@ntswa.org. When registering, you will be asked to provide your name, address, email address and phone number.
The event is co-sponsored by the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture. Local industries also act as sponsors for the event.
“This year we are very fortunate to have Global Tungsten and Powders Corporation and Repsol Oil & Gas acting as gold level sponsors and Dairy Farmers of America, Shell and Truck-Lite acting as a silver level sponsor,” said Leigh Twoey, NTSWA Recycling coordinator, adding, “Without the industry sponsorship and support, the collection event would not be possible because of the high costs associated with properly managing hazardous materials.”
Over 268,100 pounds of hazardous materials have been collected from residents since the collections began back in 2006, and the Authority anticipates collecting another 35,000 pounds, if not more, during the 2019 collection.
MXI Environmental Services, LLC will act as the collection agency and will manage all of the materials properly and according to law. Management methods include recycling, incineration and fuel blending.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this environmentally friendly event, and to call NTSWA today to register.