Category Archives: Environmental Issues

2017 CHESTER COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENTS

RESIDENTIAL ONLY  www.chestercountyswa.org  BUSINESSES AND CONTRACTORS WILL BE TURNED AWAY

NO ELECTRONICS WILL BE ACCEPTED
ALL EVENTS START AT 9:00 AM AND CLOSE AT 3:00 PM SHARP

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017 CENTER for ARTS &TECHNOLOGY Pickering Campus (Technical College High School)
1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 OCTORARA HIGH SCHOOL
(Proof of Residency May Be Required)
226 Highland Road, Atglen, PA 19310

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 OWEN J. ROBERTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017 COATESVILLE LEARNING CENTER
1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320
(Stone wall entrance-Veteran’s Drive-Same entrance as CAT Brandywine – Route 30 across from Dairy Queen)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE BLDG.
(Proof of Residency May Be Required)
125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 GOVERNMENT SERVICES CENTER
601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380
For a list of items Accepted and Not Accepted go to: www.chestercswa.org/DocumentCenter/View/1475

Maximum Amount Accepted – 25 Gallons or 220 Lbs. / No Metal Drums
No Freon Appliances
PLEASE TAKE YOUR CARDBOARD BOXES HOME TO RECYCLE AT THE CURB OR LOCAL DROP OFF

Eagle Disposal Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Calendar

Dear Sadsbury Township Resident,
Please be advised that Eagle Disposal has been awarded the Solid Waste & Recycling Collection contract with Sadsbury Township for the term of 9/1/16 – 8/31/21. We look forward to servicing the residents of Sadsbury Township. Our goal is to provide you with superior customer service. Please have your items placed at the curb prior to 6:00 AM as we will start promptly. Your collection day will remain the same as your previous contract. Eagle Disposal is the exclusive hauler for Sadsbury Township under this contract.

Eagle Disposal of PA, Inc. • PO Box 288 • 1245 Eagles Way • East Earl, PA 17519 • www.eagledisposalofpa.com • 717-355-9560

Temporary Change in Water Treatment Process Planned

Coatesville District:

Pennsylvania American Water will be temporarily changing its disinfection treatment process in its Coatesville area water system. This change from chloramine disinfection to free chlorine might cause some customers to notice an increase in the taste and smell of chlorine in the water. The treatment change is necessary as part of our distribution (pipeline) maintenance program, and it will take place starting Wednesday, August 10, for approximately six to eight weeks.

In addition, crews will be flushing parts of the distribution system during this period. If crews are flushing in your area, you might notice discolored water. This is normal and will only be temporary while we complete this system maintenance. Thank you for your cooperation.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Why is the treatment change needed?

It allows us to perform necessary maintenance on our chemical feed systems and our distribution system.

Is this an approved method of treatment?

Yes. Both are approved methods of disinfection by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.

Will I notice a change in my water service?

When we transition the disinfection process from chloramines to chlorine, some customers may notice an increase in the taste and smell of chlorine in the water. This will only be temporary while we complete this system maintenance.

Is the water safe to drink?

Yes, as always, we will continue to monitor the water quality to ensure that it meets or surpasses all federal and state drinking water standards.

Did you previously notify some customers about the switch?

Yes, customers in portions of West Caln Township were alerted through the company’s automated notification system on July 25, about the treatment change affecting their area. The previous notice is related to the temporary treatment change that has since been expanded for the entire Coatesville area water system.

Visit Pennsylvania American Water website

TV Recycling Event, June 4, 9 am – 1 pm

DELCO RECYCLING 1 Judy Way, Aston, Pa. 19014 Saturday, June 4th 9 am—1 pm TV Recycling in your area….Aston, Pa $20.00 Regular Size TV’s $50.00 Rear Projection or Console TV’s Bring your old electronics. We will take them at no cost. No large appliances, smoke detectors or batteries will be taken. HARD DRIVE DATA DESTRUCTION PROVIDED ON-SITE! $10.00 PER HARD DRIVE OR CELL PHONE Questions: email to: Delcorecycling2000@gmail.comDELCO RECYCLING
1 Judy Way, Aston, Pa. 19014
Saturday, June 4th 9 am—1 pm
TV Recycling in your area….Aston, Pa
$20.00 Regular Size TV’s
$50.00 Rear Projection or Console TV’s
Bring your old electronics.
We will take them at no cost. No large appliances, smoke detectors or batteries will be taken.
HARD DRIVE DATA DESTRUCTION PROVIDED ON-SITE! $10.00 PER HARD DRIVE OR CELL PHONEQuestions: email to: Delcorecycling2000@gmail.com

REGIONAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

All seventy three (73) Chester County municipalities are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Event for Chester County residents on SATURDAY, MAY 21 2016 OWEN J. ROBERTS MIDDLE SCHOOL 881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

The collection site will be open at 9:00 AM and will close at 3:00 PM sharp.

Upcoming Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

NO ELECTRONICS, TV’S, OR APPLIANCES

WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO ITEMS CONTAINING FREON WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons of hazardous product per household will be accepted. Hazardous cleaning and maintenance products will have the following cautionary words on the label: poisonous, caustic, toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive, caution, warning, danger or hazardous. Many items, such as fertilizer or cleaning products, should just be used as they were designed to be used.

The following items WILL NOT be accepted: latex paint, used motor oil, tires, asbestos, explosives, propane, Helium or gas cylinders, household alkaline batteries, PCB’s, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, ammunition, computers, TVs, electrical appliances and appliances containing Freon.

LATEX PAINT IS NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE! Residents should not bring latex paint to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Solidify latex paint by either air drying small quantities or pouring the paint into a plastic trash bag with sawdust, clay-based kitty litter or rags and placing the bag and the opened can in the trash after the paint is solidified. Paint hardener may also be purchased at hardware stores. Oil-based paint only should be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

Interested residents can visit www.chestercswa.org or call their municipality or the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 *228 for information on how to properly handle unacceptable materials and for the other regional collection events scheduled throughout the year.

CCSWA Landfill Electronics Dropoff Site

The Lanchester Landfill is now accepting TV’s, computers and other electronics and appliances at the landfill for FREE until December 2016.
There is a three (3) unit limit per vehicle. A complete computer system is considered one unit. All items must be intact and no disassembled items will be accepted.
No municipal collections will be accepted.
Residents must be able to unload their own items. Items must be put on the appropriate pallet or in the labeled gaylord box. Appliances that are mostly metal should be disposed in the metals container for  recycling.

Route 30 Multimodal Transportation Study Public Meeting

Date February 29, 2016
Open House 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location

Wagontown Banquet Hall
412 West Kings Highway
Wagontown,  PA 19376

Route 30 Multimodal 160229 Meeting Flyer

Share your ideas about future land use and transportation improvements along the Route 30 Corridor

About the Study
The Route 30 Multimodal Transportation Study is a coordinated land use and transportation plan for the Route 30 Corridor in Western Chester County.
Study Area & Sponsor Municipalities

  • Caln Township
  • City of Coatesville
  • Sadsbury Township
  • Valley Township
  • West Caln Township
  • West Sadsbury Township

For More Information
www.chescowest.com
In case of inclement weather, please check the Coatesville School District’s closing announcement. If school is canceled on February 29, the meeting will be postponed to March 1, at the same time and location. www.casdschools.org
This meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodations, or additional information, contact: Natasha Manbeck, Project Manager with McMahon Associates, Inc., (610) 594-9995

Route 30 Multimodal 160229 Meeting Flyer

FREE TREES FOR STREAMSIDE PLANTINGS AVAILABLE!

Planting trees along our local streams and creeks can offer significant benefits that improve water quality,
reduce the risk of flooding and erosion, provide valuable habitat for wildlife, and support recreational opportunities.
Tree planting events also help foster a strong community commitment and connection to the land. If you know of municipal
lands or property protected by a conservation easement that may benefit from streamside tree plantings,
Brandywine Conservancy has the trees, expertise, and a strong volunteer community to facilitate tree plantings in our area.
For more information, please contact Rob Daniels at 610-388-8124 or rdaniels@brandywine.org.

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Manure Management Workshops 2016

cccdlogoManure Management Workshops 2016
for Owners/Operators of Small Livestock Operations and Equine Farms

Pennsylvania Law requires any operation that generates or land applies manure to complete and implement a Manure Management Plan.


Come Join the Chester County Conservation District
at any of the following dates/locations to:

  • Familiarize yourself with Chapter 91, Pennsylvania’s Manure Management Regulations.
  • Learn how to identify and address resource concerns regarding manure
  • Receive assistance to develop and complete a Manure Management Plan for your operation.
February 17, 2016
Lower Oxford Township Building
220 Township Road
Oxford, PA 19363
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
March 9, 2016
West Vincent Township Building
729 Saint Matthews Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
February 24, 2016
Honey Brook Township Building
500 Suplee Road
Honey Brook, PA 19344
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
March 23, 2016
West Sadsbury Township Building
6400 N. Moscow Road
Parkesburg, PA 19365
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided in the morning. Lunch will be provided to all participants who stay to work on a Manure Management Plan.

RSVP:
Benjamin Drover
(610) 925-4920 ext. 120
-or-
bdrover@chesco.org
  • Please provide your name, number attending, and a contact tele-phone number (for notification in case of inclement weather cancellation.
  • Hand-drawn or computer generated maps of your operation are essential in developing a plan. If needed, contact Benjamin Drover at 610-925-4920 ext. 120 to get help with maps; you can also visit https://www.paonestop.org to access an online tool to develop your own computer generated maps. Be sure to bring your map(s) to the workshop!

Download flyer for Manure Management Workshops 2016