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York County residents can get rid of household hazardous waste for free

Rebecca Klar
York Dispatch
The York County Solid Waste Authority Black Bridge Road facility including the recycling center and incinerator facility.
Monday, January 21, 2019. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

The York County Solid Waste Authority will hold a free residential household hazardous waste collection program in Manchester Township, according to a release. 

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the parking lot of Woodland View York, 915 Woodland View Drive. 

Residents who bring in elemental mercury or a mercury-containing device such as a thermostat or thermometer  will receive a $5 gift card for Lowe's, limited to one card per household. Compact fluorescent light-bulbs are not eligible for the gift card exchange, but they will be accepted at the program.  

Household cleaners, auto products, pesticides and pool chemicals also will be accepted at the event. 

Alkaline batteries, explosives, ammunition, propane tanks and medications will not be accepted. Paint and paint-related products can be disposed of in regular trash collections.