FRACKVILLE – A portion of the Schuylkill Mall parking lot will turn into a staging area Saturday for the county to collect hazardous waste from county residents, including antifreeze, asbestos, lead acid batteries, paint products, agricultural waste, used oil, flammable liquids, gas grill propane tanks and fire extinguishers, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).
The event, which was authorized by the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, will give residents an opportunity to dispose of household items that they are not able to toss in regular garbage pickup.
Argall says this event is of interest to him, since a law he wrote nearly two decades ago continues to pay dividends to provide for this countywide event.
“When we put together the Waste Tire Recycling Act/Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program Act in 1996, we provided a separate section in the law for grants for collection events, such as the one on Saturday,” Argall said. “Everyone can agree that we must do our part to ensure dangerous household items are properly disposed of. This event provides that forum.”
Items that will not be collected include electronics and appliances, alkaline batteries, business waste, tires, household garbage, ammunition and fireworks. Residents are reminded that they may bring up to 200 pounds of waste.
The event starts on Saturday, November 15 at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.