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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Please note the following: 

Some of the 25 municipalities in Lehigh County are now offering household hazardous waste and/or electronic waste collection services through their contracted municipal solid waste haulers. 

The most recent County run "Lehigh County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event" was held on Saturday, November 14th, 2020. The next county-wide event is currently in the planning process and will likely be held this coming fall.  That information will be listed here when all of the information is gathered, and we are then able to make it available to the residents.  As always residents wishing to participate will be required to complete the mandatory pre-registration process online by following a link that will be posted on our homepage. This will happen when all of the arrangements have been made.  Lehigh County residency will be verified through this process.  This event will be by appointment only!

These events are for residential use only!  Commercial entities should call the recycling hotline for a list of commercial household hazardouse waste contractors.

entities are welcome to call our "Recycling Hotline" for contact information for commercial hazardous waste collection companies.

                                                                    In the meantime

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!