Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are tours of the landfill available?
A: Yes. Please call 1-800-326-9571 to schedule your group.
Q: Who provides assistance with recycling of mercury containing devices?
A: PADEP provides a no cost collection of mercury containing devices from individuals, school districts and non-profit organizations. They should contact Tom Mears at the North Central Regional Office in Williamsport by phone at 570-327-3722 or by email at email@example.com. Tom is the Environmental Emergency Response Manager and will provide information on how the device should be packaged and specifics on collection. For mercury containing thermostats there is a non-profit organization that coordinates their collection. Contact information can be found at http://www.thermostat-recycle.org.
Q: How can paint be disposed of?
A: Leave the container open so the paint may harden. Kitty litter, sand, sawdust, etc. can be used to help accelerate this process. Once the paint is non-flowable or hardened, reseal the can then dispose of in trash.
Q: How do I dispose of fluorescent light bulbs?
A: The EPA now considers them to be hazardous waste unless the manufacturer supplies TCLP data to prove otherwise. Please contact Ellen Montis at 1-800-326-9571 for additional information.
See attached article for additional information: (The Dark Side of Green Bulbs)
Industry may contact Veolia Environmental Services for recycling options at:
Homeowners can contact Schaedler Yesco at 570-321-0440. They will accept fluorescent bulbs from homeowners free of charge.
Q: What do I do with my old un-interruptable power supply batteries?
A: They can be recycled, free of charge, with auto batteries at the landfill.
Q: What do I do with my telephone books?
A: Place them in the magazine container at one of our recycling drop off sites.
Q: How do I dispose of smoke detectors?
A: Click here for information.