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A
AMMUNITION, ANTIFREEZE

B
BATTERIES, BRAKE FLUID

C
CHEMISTRY SET

D
DOMESTIC SEWAGE EXCLUSION

F
FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS,
FREON

G
GAS AND OIL MIX,
GAS AND KEROSENE MIX,
GUN POWDER

H
HAZ. WASTE DISPOSAL COMPANIES,
HOUSES, DEMOLISHED OR FIRE DESTROYED

K
KEROSENE

L
LEAD, LIGHT BALLASTS,
LIGHT BULBS

M
MEDIA, MERCURY

O
OIL

P
PAINT, PAINT THINNER, PCB's,
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, PESTICIDES, PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMICALS

R
RADIOACTIVE, RAGS

S
SMOKE DETECTORS, SOIL

T
THERMOMETERS AND THERMOSTATS,
TRANSMISSION FLUID


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

AMMUNITION

Some police departments will take ammunition for disposal. Check with your local police department. If they cannot take the waste, call one of the following departments:

City of Wilmington Police Department (302) 654-5151

State Police, Dover (302) 739-2935

Seaford Police Department (302) 629-6644

ANTIFREEZE

Homeowners

May be flushed down the drain with generous amounts of water, but ONLY if the drain is on a municipal sewer system. Clean up thoroughly since antifreeze in toxic to pets and children.

If on a septic system, ask a friend or a service station on a municipal system to dispose of the antifreeze for you.

Take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Commercial Generators

Must comply with the requirements of Publicly Owned Treatment Works prior to discharging and the requirements of 40 CFR 403.12.

BATTERIES

Batteries are typically hazardous (exhibit the characteristic of toxicity) because of the level of heavy metals they contain (ie lead, cadmium, mercury).

Household

Dispose of at a DSWA igloo. The battery depository is usually located along side of the used oil igloo.

Car

Take to the store where the new battery was purchased.

Local service stations (such as Pep Boys, Sears etc) may take the battery. There may be a handling charge if you do not purchase a new battery.

Nickel Cadmium

Contact a Ni-Cd battery recycler. Recycling America’s Rechargeable Batteries Company (201) 934-4202 has started a Ni-Cd recycling program in DE.

Batteries going to a recycler can be managed according to the requirements set forth in the Universal Waste Rule (DRGHW 273). If the batteries are going for disposal rather than recycling, they must be managed as hazardous waste.

Lead Acid

Lead acid batteries do not need to be managed as hazardous waste if the provisions of DRGHW 266.80 (Subpart G) can be met. If the provisions cannot be met, the facility may manage the batteries in accordance with the Universal Waste Rule.

BRAKE FLUID

Small quantities may be placed in a DSWA used oil recycle igloo. Exxon (1-800-732-1100) and Recycle Delaware (1-800-339-3792)

Take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

CHEMISTRY SET

Take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

DOMESTIC SEWAGE EXCLUSION

Contact Karen Karen J’Anthony, or Nancy Marker.

FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS

See lightbulbs.

FREON

Freon Containing Appliances

Dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners contain freon. Trash collectors will not pick up freon containing appliances without a bill of sale stating the freon has been recycled by a licensed recycler.

Refrigeration and air conditioner specialists listed in the Yellow Pages will recycle freon for about $70.

Take the appliance to a DSWA landfill’s whitegoods pad. DSWA will recycle the freon and take the appliance for $40.

Call 1-800-GECARES . General Electric will recycle the freon for $70.

 

CFC Regulation Enforcement

DNREC isn’t funded for and does not enforce CFC regs. EPA enforces the CFC regs- call Dan Lucero at (215) 566-2110.

GAS AND OIL OR GAS AND KEROSENE MIX

 

Waste oil services will dispose of these mixtures. In the Yellow Pages under oils-waste is a list of haulers.

Gas stations may assist in disposal. Call individual stations.

Take to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

GUN POWDER

Some police departments will take ammunition for disposal. Check with your local police department. If they cannot take the waste, call one of the following departments:

City of Wilmington Police Department (302) 654-5151

State Police, Dover (302) 739-2935

Seaford Police Department (302) 629-6644

HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL COMPANIES

The SHWMB cannot recommend any companies. Companies listed in the Yellow Pages under Waste Reduction and Disposal may, for a fee, help you with your hazardous waste disposal needs. Make sure the company you use has a permit to transport hazardous waste and that the waste goes to a permitted disposal facility. The waste will need to be tracked from your facility to the disposal site using a State of DE manifest. Contact Tracy Hamburg to obtain an EPA ID number.

HOUSES, DEMOLISHED OR FIRE DESTROYED

Demolished building wastes can usually go to the DSWA. Contact the Solid Waste Branch, (302) 739-3869 or the DSWA 1-800-404-7080.

Hazardous Waste Determination

The demolished building is not normally considered hazardous as we apply the mixture rule "if a solid waste mixed with a hazardous waste does not exhibit a characteristic, the waste is not hazardous." DSWA does not require analytical work for these wastes.

If the building has asbestos siding, pipe insulation etc. the asbestos must be removed prior to demolition. Contact Air Resources (302) 739-4791 for asbestos questions.

If the demolition is of a commercial building, an apartment with 4 or more units, or a town home with 4 or more units, Federal NESHAP regs require the submittal of a "Notification of Building Demolition." For more information on these regs contact Dave Burke/ Air Resources (302) 739-4791 or Lou Morrison/ Air Resources (302) 323-4542.

KEROSENE

Waste oil services may dispose of kerosene. In the Yellow Pages under oils-waste is a list of haulers.

Gas stations may assist in disposal. Call individual stations.

Take to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center

 

LEAD

Offer to a fishing tackle store, they may make lead weights.

Scrap metal dealers listed in the Yellow Pages may take lead. Some even offer money for metal.

Public Health Help Line at 1-800-464-4357

Lead Paint

See Paint.

Stabilization of Lead Contaminated Waste

Contact Karen J’Anthony, or Nancy Marker.

Lead Toxicity

Contact Public Health Help Line at 1-800-464-4357.

LIGHT BALLASTS

May be hazardous if they contain PCBs. Call EPA Region III at (215) 566-2110 and the Toxic Substance Control Act Hotline at (202) 554-1404 for disposal information.

A hazardous waste transporter permit is required to transport PCB contaminated waste in or through DE.

LIGHT BULBS

Non-fluorescent

Dispose of in regular trash.

Fluorescent

If from a household, take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

If from a commercial source, must comply with the DRGHW.

The EPA Green Lights Program 1-888-782-7937 publishes a document called Lighting Upgrade Manual that lists lamp and ballast recyclers.

 

MEDIA

Contaminated Media Disposal

Contaminated media may be subject to regulation as hazardous waste (including land disposal restriction standards). EPA’s interpretation of the contained in rule is that contaminated environmental media must be managed as hazardous waste until they no longer contain the listed waste or are delisted.

Note: EPA’s proposed Hazardous Waste Identification Rule may allow some contaminated media to drop out of RCRA regs. The rule has not yet been promulgated. Stay tuned.

MERCURY

See thermometers and thermostats.

OIL

Small Quantities

Used oil may be disposed of in DSWA recycle igloos. Exxon (1-800-732-1100) and Recycle Delaware (1-800-339-3792)

Large Quantities

Large quantities, including commercial generators, may be hauled by waste oil services. In the Yellow Pages under oils-waste is a list of haulers.

 

PAINT

Latex (water) Based Paint

If in a suitable amount and condition, find a user. May be donated to Habitat for Humanity, contact Nancy Phillips at 652-0365.

Paint onto old wood or cardboard then place in trash.

Solidify with cat litter or shredded newspaper then place in trash.

Oil Based Paint

Take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Paint onto old wood or cardboard then place in trash.

Solidify with cat litter or shredded newspaper then place in trash.

If from a commercial source and it is hazardous, it is regulated under the DRGHW. CESQGs can take it to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Lead Based Paint

Most paint older than 25 years contains lead.

For information on the health effects of lead or specific guidance standards, contact Maria Rejai with the Department of Public Health.

1. Unused Lead Paint

Take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

If from a commercial source and it is hazardous, it is regulated under the DRGHW. CESQGs can take it to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

2. Used Lead Paint

If the paint is not yet removed, a qualified lead abatement service must first remove the paint. Refer to the Yellow Pages under lead substance removal and abatement services.

Already removed paint, if in small amounts, may be thrown in the trash.

If from a commercial source and it is hazardous, it is regulated under the DRGHW. CESQGs can take it to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

PAINT THINNER

Let the thinner sit closed so the solids will settle out. The solids may be discarded in the trash and the thinner may be re-used.

Take it to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

PCBs

Also see light ballasts.

Call EPA Region III at (215) 597-4651 and the Toxic Substance Control Act Hotline at (202) 544-1404 for disposal information.

A hazardous waste transporter permit is required to transport PCB contaminated waste in or through DE.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Personal protective equipment may be subject to regulation as hazardous waste (including land disposal restriction standards). EPA’s interpretation of the contained in rule is that contaminated PPE must be managed as hazardous waste until they no longer contain the listed waste or are delisted.

PESTICIDES

Take it to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

If from a commercial source or a farmer, unused pesticide going to a recycler can be managed according to the requirements set forth in the Universal Waste Rule (DRGHW 273). If the unused pesticide is going for disposal rather than recycling, it must be managed as hazardous waste.

Call the Department of Agriculture at (302) 739-4811 for more information.

For information on how long to stay out of the house after an exterminator sprays call the Public Health Help Line at 1-800-464-4357.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMICALS

Some photographic chemicals, such as fixer which contains silver, may be hazardous waste.

Many of the mixed solutions of developer and stop bath can be poured down the drain, but only if the drain is connected to a municipal sewer system (NOT safe for septics). Make sure the sink and drain are clean and flush with generous amounts of water.

Find someone who can use the materials.

Call a local camera shop for proper disposal methods.

Call Kodak Environmental Services at 1-800-242-2424 or (716) 477-3194 if you are using Kodak products.

Take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

RADIOACTIVE

Ramney Koul/Health and Social Services Radiological Emergency Preparedness (302) 739-4731 may be able to help with calls on radioactive material.

SMOKE DETECTORS

The detector may contain a label stating proper disposal method.

The store where the detector was purchased may take the old detector or recommend proper disposal methods.

Place in trash.

SOIL

See cleanup standards or media.

THERMOMETERS AND THERMOSTATS

Mercury

Take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

If from a commercial source, must be managed according to the DRGHW. Thermostats going to a recycler can be managed according to the requirements set forth in the Universal Waste Rule (DRGHW 273). If the thermostats are going for disposal rather than recycling, they must be managed as hazardous waste.

TRANSMISSION FLUID

Small quantities may be placed in a DSWA used oil recycle igloo. Exxon (1-800-732-1100) and Recycle Delaware (1-800-339-3792) will inform caller of the used oil collection site located closest to caller.

Take to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

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