Household Hazardous Waste Pickup Program

Due to contract issues between Waste Management and Dauphin County, the Household Hazardous Waste Pickup Program is currently NOT available to Dauphin County residents. Residents are to dispose to any HHW with their regular trash pickup. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection website states the following:

DEP strongly urges residents of the commonwealth to properly dispose of their unwanted HHW materials. However, if your community does not have a collection program or you must discard the materials prior to the next scheduled event, you may legally discard them in your regular trash pickup, provided:

    • You have read the label and complied with any disposal directions.
    • Liquids have either been allowed to evaporate (if water based) or absorbed (if non-water based) on some material such as vermiculite, cat litter, or sawdust, so that there are no freestanding liquids).
    • The remaining residue has been packaged to prevent leakage while the material is being transported to the disposal facility
    • The material is placed out in small quantities, over several collection periods.

For more information, please visit We will update residents if and when a Household Hazardous Waste Pickup Program becomes available again.