As part of the residential solid waste contract with Waste Management, effective immediately, you have a convenient new opportunity to dispose of your household hazardous waste (HHW) - safely, easily and responsibly. Introducing the At Your Door Special Collection Program, a residential service offered by Waste Management to provide year-round collections for you.
How Does it Work?
1. To Participate, you must set up a collection appointment.
There are two ways to schedule a collection
1. Go to WMAtYourDoor.com, Click Here
2. Call 1-800-449-7587 (Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00am Eastern Time)
Project Description From the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Our representatives will guide you through the steps toward a safe and successful collection. You will be asked several questions, including your address and the type and amount of HHW available for the pickup. You will be provided a convenient collection date and information about where to place the containment bag for collection. A kit will be sent to your home in plenty of time for you to gather and pack your HHW.
2. Preparing for collection
The collection kit includes an instruction sheet and other items to help pack and secure your household hazardous waste (HHW). Please read and follow the instruction sheet included in the kit.
3. HHW is Collected
On the scheduled date, the customer service technician will collect HHW directly from your home. They will sort and pack the HHW for proper transportation, recycling and disposal. Participants will receive a postage-paid survey card to complete and mail back to help track the program.
4. You have more HHW than will fit into the Kit?
Remember, this service is available year-round. Just schedule another collection! Small quantities may be combined with your neighbors. Representatives are available from Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET. Leave a message after hours, weekends and holidays. Email us at: AtYourDoor@WM.com
Managing Household Hazardous Waste: The best method of managing Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is to prevent its generation in the first place. This involves selecting the least toxic item “to do the job” and buying only the minimum amounts necessary. Buying in large quantities is not a bargain if half of it has to be discarded. In the future, please consider buying environmentally friendly products.
Did You Know?
Latex paint is not a hazardous waste. It can often be donated to community groups and other organizations for re-use. Please consider this option before disposal. Used motor oil is not hazardous, but may pollute our groundwater, waterways and soil if not properly managed. Many automotive stations, auto parts and supply stores will accept used motor oil for recycling. Automotive batteries may be exchanged at the place of purchase. Many battery retailers offer recycling even if you are not purchasing a new battery. In some cases, there may be a charge. Some scrap yards will also purchase lead acid batteries.
For more information on HHW, visit DEP at www.dep.pa.gov or at www.pa.gov or www.pa.gov