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Facilities: Household Hazardous Waste Facility

HHW Facility

As part of the Transfer Station Complex, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility provides Lancaster County residents convenient disposal of hazardous materials like paints, cleaners, motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, computers, TV's, cell phones, fluorescent bulbs and more—free of charge. This permanent facility, the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania, was specifically designed to provide safe disposal of hazardous waste items, which protects the environment and keeps these items out of household trash.

Facility Performance for the Household Hazardous
Waste Facility in 2012:

  • Number of Resident Visits: 43,314

  • Total Pounds of Material Received: 2,046,962

  • Pounds of E-Waste: 1,327,067

  • Pounds of Batteries: 116,729

  • Pounds of Motor Oil: 85,360

  • Pounds of Flammable Liquids: 105,096

  • Pounds of Florescent Bulbs: 35,668

  • Pounds of Latex Paint: 297,960

  • Pounds of Other Materials: 79,082

Resident's Guide

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Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603
Office: (717) 397-9968

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Saturday:  8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Directions to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility

From Philadelphia Area:

  • Take Route 30 West.

  • Take Harrisburg Pike exit, turning left onto Harrisburg Pike.

  • Travel through several traffic signals and pass Long's Park and the Lancaster Post Office.

  • Travel under a railroad bridge.

  • At the next traffic signal, turn left into the Transfer Station (Main Office is on the left and Household Hazardous Waste Facility is on the right before the scale house).

From Reading Area:

  • Take Route 222 South to Lancaster.

  • Take Route 30 West.

  • Take Harrisburg Pike exit, turning left onto Harrisburg Pike.

  • Travel through several traffic signals and pass Long's Park and the Lancaster Post Office.

  • Travel under a railroad bridge.

  • At the next traffic signal, turn left into the Transfer Station (Main Office is on the left and Household Hazardous Waste Facility is on the right before the scale house).

From York Area:

  • Take Route 30 East to Lancaster.

  • Take Harrisburg Pike exit, turning right onto Harrisburg Pike.

  • Travel through several traffic signals and pass Long's Park and the Lancaster Post Office.

  • Travel under a railroad bridge.

  • At the next traffic signal, turn left into the Transfer Station (Main Office is on the left and Household Hazardous Waste Facility is on the right before the scale house).

From Harrisburg Area:

  • Take Route 283 East to Lancaster.

  • Take Route 30 West.

  • Take Harrisburg Pike exit, turning left onto Harrisburg Pike.

  • Travel through several traffic signals and pass Long's Park and the Lancaster Post Office.

  • Travel under a railroad bridge.

  • At the next traffic signal, turn left into the Transfer Station (Main Office is on the left and Household Hazardous Waste Facility is on the right before the
    scale house).

Items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility:

  • Adhesives

  • Automotive fluids (5 gallon container max)

  • Batteries, including automotive and household

  • Chemistry Sets

  • Cooking and Frying oils (5 gallon container max)

  • Covered devices: desktop computers, laptops, monitors, computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer and speakers), televisions and e-readers. Limit of 10 total covered devices per customer, per day.

  • E-waste: photo cameras, video cameras, cell phones and smart phones, cell phone peripherals (chargers, batteries, Bluetooth earpiece, air cards, clips, cases), DVD and VCR players, MP3 players and iPods, PDA's, portable electronic game players, video game consoles, stereos and stereo peripherals (CD players, turntables, amplifiers, speakers). No wooden speakers. Limit of 10 total e-waste items per customer, per day.

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Floor and furniture polish

  • Fuel, including kerosene, gasoline and propane

  • Household cleaners

  • Lawn treatments, including herbicides and pesticides

  • Mercury containing items (max of 30 per month), including ballasts, fluorescent bulbs, thermostats and thermometers

  • Paint, rust inhibitors, stains, turpentine and thinners

  • Photographic and pool chemicals

Important Reminders:

  • Only the items listed above are accepted at the HHW Facility. All other materials, including appliances, are considered trash and may be disposed of for a fee.


  • Empty containers, from paint and other items that previously contained liquids, are not accepted at the HHW Facility and may be disposed of as regular trash.


  • We do not accept items from institutions, industries, or manufacturers.


  • Household batteries should not be thrown away in your trash. Bring your household batteries to the HHW Facility or you may use the orange plastic battery collection bags provided by your municipal office or LCSWMA. Place the full orange collection bag next to your trash can. Your trash hauler will pick up the bag during regular trash pick-up.


  • Mercury containing items are limited to 30 items per month. When you bring in a mercury containing item, ask for a free digital thermometer in exchange for a thank you.


  • All deliveries of oil, whether automotive or cooking/frying oil, must be delivered in a container no larger than 5 gallons.

From businesses, we accept only the following items:

  • Batteries


  • Covered devices: desktop computers, laptops, monitors, computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer and speakers), televisions and e-readers. Limit of 10 total covered devices per customer, per day.


  • E-waste: photo cameras, video cameras, cell phones and smart phones, cell phone peripherals (chargers, batteries, Bluetooth earpiece, air cards, clips, cases), DVD and VCR players, MP3 players and iPods, PDA's, portable electronic game players, video game consoles, stereos and stereo peripherals (CD players, turntables, amplifiers, speakers). No wooden speakers. Limit of 10 total e-waste items per customer, per day.


  • Fluorescent bulbs, a max of 30 per month

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