Tuesday, June 18, 2024


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 tmears@pa.gov.  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 Donald Hassenplug 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 may contact Schaedler Yesco at 570-321-0440 for disposal information and pricing.

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?

Click here for information.


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