2020 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
Appointments required and a fee of $0.30/lb will be charged. Read on for more details and a list of frequently asked questions. Similar to 2019, participants must sign up for an appointment in advance. Appointment slots are available in 15 minute increments and are limited to 15 customers per slot. All acceptable material will be weighed as is and each customer will be charged $0.30 per pound for disposal. Pre-registration will help control traffic flow and reduce congestion. Each event will be limited to the number of registrants listed (360). Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one appointment (quantity) per customer per year allowed. Cumberland County residents only.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9 am to 3 pm (Canceled)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 9 am to 3 pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12 pm to 6 pm
Cumberland County Recycling Center
1001 Claremont Road
Carlisle, PA (Map)
Due to the rapidly changing landscape surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, registration for the County’s 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Events has been temporarily suspended. Additionally, based on current guidance from leading health authorities, and to make sure we are taking the right actions to protect the health and safety of our employees, the hazardous waste contractor’s employees, and the public, the event originally scheduled for April 4, 2020, has been canceled. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and act accordingly. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this time of great uncertainty.
A complete list of acceptable HHW can be viewed here. Please note the list of unacceptable items as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. Sorry, no checks. The cash fee for HHW disposal is $0.30/pound. There is an additional 1.5% convenience fee for debit card users and a 2.5% convenience fee for credit card users. Both types of cards have a minimum convenience fee charge of $2.50.
How will my total HHW disposal bill be determined?
All of your HHW will be weighed on a certified floor scale. The total weight of your HHW will be multiplied by 0.3 to determine your cash price. If using a debit card, the cash price will be multiplied by 1.015 and if using a credit card the cash price will be multiplied by 1.025 to arrive at your total bill. The minimum debit and credit card convenience fee is $2.50. The total weight of your HHW and the total bill will be presented to you before payment is accepted.
Will you offer refunds if I change my mind afterwards?
All sales are final. No refunds will be offered after payment is made.
Why are you charging a fee to dispose of HHW when I already pay taxes?
Fees are required to help pay for the costs of this program. Cumberland County has never used general fund tax dollars for its Recycling & Waste program expenses. Only those who choose to use the program will be required to pay for it through the fees that we charge.
We can accommodate a request to get a gas can back, but you will have to wait until the gasoline can be poured off.
Absolutely not! Leaving HHW at the recycling center during closed hours is considered illegal dumping. High resolution security cameras have been installed in multiple locations around the facility to identify illegal dumpers. Illegal dumpers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Who is eligible to use the HHW program?
Cumberland County residents and small businesses (limited to 2,200 pounds and less).
What if I have a lot of HHW?
You may be asked to unload in a separate area.
How else can I dispose of HHW?
Click here for additional disposal information.
What happens to my HHW after I drop it off?
A licensed hazardous waste company will be on site to receive, sort, package, load and transport all collected HHW off site to an approved disposal facility. Treatment methods include fuels blending, recycling, incineration, neutralization, and reuse.
What Else Should I Know?
- This event is limited to Cumberland County residents and small businesses only.
- Note: Small businesses are limited to 2,200 pounds and must preregister by filling out and submitting in advance a Small Business Registration Form.
- Container sizes should be limited to 5 gallons and smaller.
Please review our Recycling Locations - Non-Traditional Items and Forms and Fact Sheets web pages for tips on disposing of some of the Unacceptable Items. Call 717-240-6489 with questions or for more details.