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Household Hazardous Waste Reports

Household Hazardous 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. Most sponsors that register a HHW collection or drop-off program with DEP are 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, if they register the program with DEP.

HHW Collection Programs
Participation & Amount Collected, by Year
Fiscal Year Citizen Participants Tons Collected
2016-2017 103,506 4,282
2015-2016 121,494 5,427
2014-2015 167,337 6,552
2013-2014 120,576 5,292
2012-2013 118,027 4,736
2011-2012 92,460 3,920
2010-2011 99,647 4,345
2009-2010 95,807 4,370
2008-2009 102,683 5,497
2007-2008 99,317 4,333
2006-2007 74,778 3,663
2005-2006 62,440 3,626
2004-2005 43,744 3,288
2003-2004 43,898 2,292
2002-2003 34,444 1,747
2001-2002 25,633 1,614
2000-2001 28,172 1,548
1999-2000 21,815 1,139
1998-1999 26,351 1,441
1997-1998 12,005 537
1996-1997 11,300 500

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.