Tarentum residents are able to have a variety of household hazardous waste collected from their homes.
Residents who arrange for a pickup will be sent a collection kit including a containment bag to use.
Household hazardous waste that must be placed in the containment bag includes automotive products, paint products, mercury, household cleaners, flammable and combustible products, swimming pool chemicals and garden chemicals.
Items that are acceptable outside the bag include vehicle batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs, televisions, computers and electronics.
Small quantities can be combined with neighbors. Residents who have more than will fit in a kit can schedule another collection.
Waste that is not accepted includes all medicines, biological waste, empty containers, construction waste, asbestos, smoke detectors, tires, radioactive waste, pressurized cylinders, fire extinguishers, ammunition, explosives, leaking or unlabeled containers, and e-cigarettes.
To check for the program’s availability in other communities, visit this site.