Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA) landfill is within Township borders. SECCRA provides a drop-off recycling on site. The Township periodically holds free recycling events for residents only, at SECCRA, these allow residents to drop-off materials that cannot be recycled at the curb a few examples include:
- Car batteries
- Large household appliances
- Propane tanks
For these events please refer to the Township Calendar for upcoming dates
Household Hazerdous Waste Collection
Chester County also holds Household Hazardous Waste collection several times during the year to find out more go to the Chester County website.
Leaf/Yard Waste Collection & Christmas Trees
This is a free service provided by your haulers!
Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags, if not placed in biodegradable bags will not be taken!
Branches and twigs must be bundled and no longer than 3 feet, must be placed out the evening before pickup.
Contact your hauler directly for exact specifications and preparation of materials for collection.
Residents contracted with AJ Blosenski must call in advance for pickup. Contact your haulers directly for additional days they may offer.
In Addition, Township residents are able to dump directly at SECCRA Landfill during their normal business hours. This is free of charge offered to residents only a Brush Disposal Permit must be completed, these are available at the Township Office, please bring Photo ID with proof of residency, permits will be issued each calendar year.
Recycling at SECCRA
- Shredded Paper – Best way to discard is to place in paper bag, staple closed and throw in with your other recycle items.
- Prescription Drugs; unused, unneeded, or expired take out of original containers and mix with undesirable substance such as coffee grounds or kitty litter, place in empty cans or sealable bags, these then can be thrown in trash.
Disposal of Sharps
Sharps include needles, syringes, and lancets:
- Place in puncture-resistant hard plastic container, 2 liter soda bottle, coffee can, or a detergent bottle
- Put ¼ cup of Clorox or similar in the container
- Tape lid with duct tape
Once this is completed these can be disposed of in regular trash.
For more information about the Home Sharps Mailback Disposal Program call Stericycle at 800-355-8773. Fees may apply.
You can dispose of your unused medications at the following locations:
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks
2 Moxley Road
Avondale, PA 19311
Kennett Square Police Department
115 N. Broad Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
New Garden Township Police Department
8934 Gap Newport Pike
Landenberg, PA 19352
Ideally, try to reuse paint. Give it to friend or even donate to community groups, schools, theatre groups, etc.
Let latex paint solidify (allow to harden) or absorb it and then place in trash. You can solidify this paint by taking the top off and placing outside, away from pets and children.
If the can is full, absorb by mixing with sawdust, clay-based kitty litter, or rags and stir until absorbed. For more explicit directions call 610-273-3771, ext. 228.
Oil Based Paint
Regarding oil based paint, save for the House Hold Hazardous Waste Collection Days, which are posted on Township Calendar.
There is a recycling dumpster located at the Township building in the back parking lot. Plastics can be deposited in the the dumpster along with cans, bottles, paper and cardboard. Haulers servicing the Township provide curbside collection of all these materials. The following materials can also be recycled at the Township building:
- Cell phones – no chargers
- Household batteries
- Laser printer cartridges
- Ink jet cartridges – All Hewlett Packard, Lexmark and Compaq.
- CD & DVD