Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)


Lehigh County has postponed the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event previously scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, 2020.  The new date will be published as soon as it becomes available.  If you have already pre-registered you are already registered for the new event.  If you have not pre-registered, you must pre-register online when we identify the new date and reopen the link!  The link will be located on the front page of this website.  Simply click on the link titled "Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event" and  complete the form to be granted access.

                                                                    In the meantime

Please continue to check here for more details on the upcoming events. We will post information on future events as it becomes available.  Also, for information like alternative suggestions to disposal, or for contact information for commercial entities who collect these items for a fee, you can call us on the Lehigh County Solid Waste, Recycling, Electronic Waste, and Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at: 

The Lehigh County Recycling Hotline Number: (610)782-3073.


Did you know you could have Hazardous Waste in your home? It's true! The average American has between 3 and 10 pounds of hazardous materials in their home at any given time, and Pennsylvanians generate an average of 25,000 tons of Household Hazardous Waste each year!

Many common household products that you use in your home contain the same chemicals that are regulated as hazardous waste in industry. The amount of hazardous material you dispose of from your home is small compared to industrial users, but the total amount of hazardous waste coming from all households could cause serious environmental and public health problems.

Protect your health, your community, and the environment by learning to purchase, use, and dispose of hazardous materials responsibly. Follow the links on the left to learn more about what Household Hazardous Waste is, and how to properly manage these materials in YOUR home!