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EPA's Safer Choice ProgramHazardous Waste Contractors
One-day annual collection event are offered to Northampton County residents at no cost to them. Northampton County does not use general fund tax dollars. Disposal costs and coordination are paid for by the Northampton County Recycling and Sustainability Fund, with contributions provided by Waste Management's Grand Central Sanitary and Alliance Landfills.ChemSweep Funds are provided by the PA Department of Agriculture and Support of grants is available through PA Department of Environmental Protection.PADEP offers a reimbursement program that provides 50% match for eligible household hazardous waste program expenses.Northampton Community College has provided use of their facility and assisted with setup and security since 2006.
HHW material brought to collection events are collected and treated by a DEP licensed hauler and facility.
Paint Products: Oil-Based Paints, Removers, Shellac, Solvents, Spray paint, Stains, Strippers , Varnish, Thinners, TurpentineAutomotive Products: Automotive fluids: Motor oil, Transmission / Starter / Brake fluid, Antifreeze, Fuel additives, Gas, Oil, Gas Oil Mixture, Grease & Rust SolventsOutdoor Products: Asphalt / Driveway Sealers, MINI Propane Tanks, Fertilizer, Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Weed killers, Roof Cement, Swimming Pool ChemicalsHousehold Products: Acids, Caustics, Adhesives, Glues, Aerosols, Batteries (Auto / Lead-acid / Marine / Rechargeable / Lithium / Ni-Cad / Button), Caulking Compounds, Cleaners, Degreasers, Drain Openers, Fire Extinguishers, Flammables, Fluorescent Tubes, Ballast, and CFLs, Joint Compound, Kerosene, Mercury (Thermostats & Thermometers), Mothballs / Flakes, Oxidizers, Reactives, Wallpaper Cements
NO Tires, Electronics, Appliances ● Scrap Metal ● White Goods, Explosives, Ammunition, Radioactive Waste, Fireworks /Flares, Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Infectious / Medical Waste / SHARPS , Latex Paint (Water-Based), Unidentified Waste, Bulk waste, Commercial / Industrial waste, Pressurized CFCs & HCFCs (refrigerants), Gas Cylinders, Helium Tanks
A licensed hazardous waste company will be on site to receive, sort, package, load and transport all collected HHW off site to an approved disposal facility. Treatment methods include fuels blending, recycling, incineration, neutralization, and reuse.
Allen Township ● Bangor Borough ● Bath Borough ● City of Bethlehem* ● Bethlehem Township ● Bushkill Township ● Chapman Borough ● East Allen Township ● East Bangor Borough ● City of Easton ● Forks Township ● Freemansburg Borough ● Glendon Borough ● Hanover Township* ● Hellertown Borough ● Lehigh Township ● Lower Mt. Bethel Township ● Lower Nazareth Township ● Lower Saucon Township ● Moore Township ● Nazareth Borough ● North Catasaqua Borough ● Northampton Borough ● Palmer Township ● Pen Argyl Borough ● Plainfield Township ● Portland Borough ● Roseto Borough ● Stockertown Borough ● Tatamy Borough ● Upper Mt. Bethel Township ● Upper Nazareth Township ● Walnutport Borough ● Washington Township ● West Easton Borough ● Williams Township ● Wilson Borough ● Wind Gap Borough
*Collection events are for residents residing within Northampton County. Those that do not, please contact Lehigh County Government Center.
Proof of Residency is required to participate in Northampton County Collection Events.