You Can Bring the Following Items to a Collection Event:
Product containers marked with words, "Warning: Hazardous," "Flammable," "Poisonous," "Corrosive" or "Explosive." See below for listing.
Full aerosol cans, bleach, chemistry kits, nail polish, polish removers, perfumes, disinfectants, drain cleaners, floor wax, mercury thermometers, moth balls, oven cleaner, smoke detectors, spot remover, toilet cleaner, fluorescent light bulbs
Ammunition, firecrackers, gunpowder
Corrosives, paints (other than latex), small compressed-gas cylinders, solvents, stains, strippers, thinners, varnish, wood preservatives, fluorescent bulbs
Fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals
Antifreeze, auto batteries, degreasers, waste fuels - gasoline, kerosene, used motor oil mixed with other fuels
Bring materials in original, sealed containers.
Do not mix products in one container.
To prevent leakage or breakage, pack separately in absorbent material or triple bag.
Bring rags to clean up any spills, and dispose of rags at the collection site.
What's Not Accepted:
FRIABLE ASBESTOS - Accepted by appointment only at Cherry Island Landfill for a fee.
NON-FRIABLE ASBESTOS - Accepted by appointment at all DSWA landfills for a fee.
UNKNOWN SUBSTANCES - Greater than 1 gallon or 8 pounds.
LATEX PAINT- Water-soluble is not hazardous. Can be taken to a landfill. Please solidify with kitty litter or sand. Also check with your garbage hauler to see if they will accept in solid form.
CONTAINERS WITH LESS THAN 1" OF MATERIAL - These can go in your regular trash.
USED MOTOR OIL - Oil which has not been mixed with other fuels is accepted at specific DSWA Recycling Drop-off Centers.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS - Can be thrown out in your regular trash in the following procedure:
Take unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs out of their original containers;
Mix the prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, like used coffee grounds or kitty litter and place them in impermeable, non-descript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags, further ensuring that the drugs are not diverted or accidentally ingested by children or pets;
Throw these containers in the trash; and
Flush prescription drugs down the toilet ONLY if the accompanying patient information specifically instructs it is safe to do so.
For further information or questions regarding proper disposal of prescription drugs you may contact the State of Delaware Board of Pharmacy at 302-744-4500 or the website at www.dpr.delaware.gov
Official Website: http://www.dswa.com
Added by DSWA on August 11, 2009