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Household Hazardous Waste Reports

HouseholdHazardous Waste (HHW)

Under Act 190 of 1996, the Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program Act, DEP reimburses up to 50 percent of eligible HHW program costs, not to exceed $100,000 per county per fiscal year. Mostsponsors that registers a HHW program with DEP is eligible to apply for reimbursement. DEP gives funding priority to existing programs and those operated by counties, multi-county groups and first- and second-class cities, as required by Act 101.

HHW collection in Pennsylvania is not mandatory. Collection events may be held by municipalities or private sponsors, as long as they register the program with DEP.

HHW Collection Programs 
Participation & Amount Collected, by Year

Fiscal Year

# Participants

# Communities

Tons Collected

2010-2011

 99,647

66

4,345

2009-2010

 95,807

60

4,370

2008-2009

102,683

65

5,497

2007-2008

 99,317

60

4,333

2006-2007

 74,778

59

3,663

2005-2006

 62,440

54

3,626

2004-2005

 43,744

43

3,288

2003-2004

 43,898

44

2,292

2002-2003

 34,444

30

1,747

2001-2002

 25,633

30

1,614

2000-2001

 28,172

22

1,548

1999-2000

 21,815

24

1,139

1998-1999

 26,351

21

1,441

1997-1998

 12,005

15

537

1996-1997

 11,300

12

500

*Figures are incomplete pending receipt of operations reports from the program sponsors.

HHW Materials Collected, FY 2005-06

Materials Collected

Percent of Total

Electronics

27%

Paint -- Latex

11%

Paint -- Oil-based

7%

Used Oil

3%

Other HHW

4%

Tires

40%

All Other Categories 

8%

Total

100.00%


Act 111 of 2002 amended Act 190 of 1996 (The Waste Tire Act/Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program Act) by establishing the Waste Tire Collection Program. The Act provides funding to qualified collection program sponsors for reimbursement of eligible costs from waste tire collection programs approved by DEP.

During 2004-05, 2,515 tons of material were collected from programs in 43 communities During this same time period 58 Act 190 grants totaling $899,355 were awarded to program sponsors. Since 1994, 217 grants totaling $4.2 million have been awarded.​