Northampton County’s Household Hazardous Waste Event Collection Results

County Executive Lamont G. McClure and the Northampton County Department of Public Works held a free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event at Northampton Community College (NCC) on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Approximately 85,000 pounds of pesticides, household cleaners, motor oil, pool chemicals, fluorescent lights, batteries, antifreeze, and more were safely collected and disposed of through recycling, reuse treatment, incineration, and fuel blending. Nearly 1,110 households, representing all 38 municipalities within the County, took advantage of the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted wastes properly.

Northampton County utilizes the state’s CHEM Sweep contractor, MXI Environmental, to manage and transport the wastes collected. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), provides the permits needed to run County HHW events.

General Fund tax dollars do not support Northampton County Household Hazardous Waste event. The costs for the 2023 event were in excess of $100,000. Household hazardous waste collection events are supported by Northampton County Recycling and Sustainability Funding in partnership with PA Dept. of Agriculture, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection and Waste Management Grand Central, and Alliance landfills. Bethlehem Wegmans donated food and water, and their Green Team was on site to assist the efforts of County staff.

The Household Hazardous Waste collections are annual events that require online pre-registration and proof of Northampton County residency. Next year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2024. Pre-registration will open thirty days prior to the event date.

You can visit, “Environmental Services,” for event updates along with additional special waste disposal locations, and options.

Information provided to TVL by:
Brittney Waylen
Deputy Director of Administration & Public Information Officer
County of Northampton
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042