2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced

The link below has information about what is and isn’t accepted at these events, as well as their date and time. 2019 HHW Flyer

Of particular note for residents of our Service Area, here are the closest events:

All events run from 9am until 3pm.

SECCRA Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Grand Opening of New Recycling Center

Local and state government officials, along with members of the community gathered on Thursday June 7, 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA). The event was held inside a brand-new facility designed to handle recyclables for the 110,000 residents of the 24 municipalities in SECCRA’s service area. Funding for this facility was partially provided by a $250,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

“SECCRA has a long history of environmental stewardship, going back to its genesis in 1968 led by Anson B. Nixon”, said Bill Stullken, former general manager who retired from SECCRA in 2013. He added, “Since the environmental awakening of the mid-1960’s forward thinkers and doers in southern Chester County have taken the initiative to safely manage their solid waste. The commitment continues. SECCRA is pledged to planning and implementing safe, effective solid waste management now and in the future.  

Scott Mengle, SECCRA’s current general manager told the crowd why the new facility was needed. Recycling in southern Chester County had grown over 750% over the past nine years with the advent of single-stream recycling. SECCRA’s existing infrastructure was simply not big enough to handle these volumes. He said, “The primary purpose of this building is not to do the separation of recyclables here, but to allow smaller loads to be consolidated into larger, more cost-effective ones. Once consolidated, those loads go to SECCRA’s partners who separate the recycling into its individual constituencies.” What used to be an operation that would fills 3 tractor trailers of recycling a week has grown to one that fills 4-5 per day. 

Instead of holding a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, SECCRA wanted to figure out a way to do something recycling related that would have a similar effect to cutting a ribbon. As such, members of SECCRA’s board of directors opened the lid on a household recycling container, which triggered giant inflatable replicas of recyclables to fall from the ceiling in to a recycling transfer trailer below. 

State Representative John Lawrence and State Senator Andrew Dinniman presented Mr. Mengle with citations of congratulations to SECCRA. Representative Lawrence said, “We’re here today at a place that no one wants to think about. But everyone in the room today knows what a critical piece of infrastructure that SECCRA is to southern Chester County. By [recycling], we are extending the life of this facility for decades. What a win for everybody and for the environment.”

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

The following are the locations and information about the household hazardous waste dropoff events in 2018. 

Tentative Schedule Residential Only NO ELECTRONICS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Businesses & Contractors Will Be Turned Away

ALL EVENTS START AT 9:00 AM AND CLOSE AT 3:00 PM SHARP

Saturday, April 7, 2018     Center for Arts & Technology Pickering Campus 

1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Saturday, April 21, 2018   Octorara High School

226 Highland, Road, Atglen, PA 19310

Saturday, May 19, 2018 Owen J. Roberts Middle School

881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

Friday, June 22, 2018 Coatesville Learning Center

1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320

Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 Oxford School District Administrative BLDG.

125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 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/1803

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

Bid Notice, Concrete Work at IPC

We are constructing a new building to handle our single-stream recycling. 

The work consists of supplying and installing concrete and rebar, for slab on grade, footers and walls, fine grading and backfill of installed concrete walls, for a recycling processing building owned by the SECCRA, as indicated in the Bid Specification, at the SECCRA Community Landfill. Click here for the bid package.

Two original copies of the bid must be submitted to the SECCRA Office on or before 2:00 o'clock PM prevailing time August 15, 2017. The bids must be sealed and the envelope must be labeled with the words "SEALED BID: CONCRETE WORK FOR IPC".

Bid will be publicly opened at 2:00 o’clock PM prevailing time August 15, 2017, at the SECCRA Offices.

Bids will be awarded at a special meeting of the Board of Directors’ meeting, expected to be on or about, August 15, 2017.

 

Update on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 4:01PM by SECCRA Website Admin

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A prebid meeting was held on August 2, 2017. Click here for the sign-in list.

 

Update on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:28PM by SECCRA Website Admin

Addendum No. 1 has been issued. Click here to access. 

Update on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 3:09PM by SECCRA Website Admin

Bids were opened in public on August 15, 2017 at 2:00pm. The results are as follows:

 

  • Schlouch Incorporated: $534,221.50
  • Anthony Biddle Contractors: $578,930.00

 

The Board of Directors will meet on August 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm to vote on acceptance of the lowest responsible bid. 

Dockstader Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Round

The E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation, a charitable public foundation formed in honor of E. Kneale Dockstader, announces its 2017 grant funding round.  Applications are due on April 3, 2017 for southern Chester County projects that enhance the natural environment, and environmental (scientific/engineering) scholarships.  

The Foundation’s mission is to make connections with and build understanding of our environment, encourage programs that enhance our natural environment, and reclaim a common sense of our environment in southern Chester County.  

Project applicants will describe not only what they propose to do, but how they will involve others in the community who will be a part of a truly successful problem solving enhancement to the environment.  Competitive grant applications will address underlying issues and not merely treat symptoms. 

Scholarship applicants must demonstrate their intentions and commitment to further their environmental education with the goal of implementing that education for the benefit of the environment.  Ties to the region are an important factor in scholarship evaluation. 

If you know of other persons or organizations who might be interested in filing an application with us, please pass this invitation along.  This invitation may be copied, faxed, or reproduced electronically.  We wish to reach the widest possible audience. 

The Foundation has adopted guidelines for the preparation of applications.  These may be used by prospective applicants to determine whether their projects fit with the Foundation’s mission.  You can get a copy of the guidelines and/or application information by clicking here.   

If you need more information, please contact Bill Stullken, Foundation Secretary: Phone 484-748-0050, Email: dockstader@seccra.org.

Dockstader Foundation Announces over $111,000 in Environmental Grants

The Board of Directors of the E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation are proud to announce the following grant recipients for 2016. Thank you to all who have applied, and congratulations to those who received grants! Recipients will be officially notified by mail.

 

  • Hillendale PTO, Hillendale Trail: $30,000.
  • The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County, Nature Preserve and Center: $15,000.
  • Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, Education Infrastructure and Trout: $10,000.
  • Brandywine Conservancy, Stormwater Infrastructure Demonstration Project: $20,000.
  • Kennett Area Park and Recreation Board, Renovations to Herb Pennock Park: $8,700.
  • YMCA/Avondale-West Grove Rotary, Community Garden: $3,600.
  • Kennett Area Park Authority, Control of Phragmites: $2,000.
  • Dr. Barbara Stewart, Pollinator Garden for New Bolton Center: $800.
  • Oxford Area Recreation Authority, Landscaping and trail repair: $5,000.
  • Oxford Area School District, Scholarship $4,000.
  • Avon-Grove School District, Scholarship $4,000.
  • Kennett Consolidated School District, Scholarship $4,000.
  • Unionville Chadds Ford School District, Scholarship $4,000.

 

Dockstader Foundation Announces 2016 Grant Round

The E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation, a charitable public foundation formed in honor of E. Kneale Dockstader, announces its 2016 grant funding round.  Applications are due on April 1, 2016 for southern Chester County projects that enhance the natural environment, and environmental (scientific/engineering) scholarships.  

The Foundation’s mission is to make connections with and build understanding of our environment, encourage programs that enhance our natural environment, and reclaim a common sense of our environment in southern Chester County.  

Project applicants will describe not only what they propose to do, but how they will involve others in the community who will be a part of a truly successful problem solving enhancement to the environment.  Competitive grant applications will address underlying issues and not merely treat symptoms. 

Scholarship applicants must demonstrate their intentions and commitment to further their environmental education with the goal of implementing that education for the benefit of the environment.  Ties to the region are an important factor in scholarship evaluation. 

If you know of other persons or organizations who might be interested in filing an application with us, please pass this invitation along.  This invitation may be copied, faxed, or reproduced electronically.  We wish to reach the widest possible audience. 

The Foundation has adopted guidelines for the preparation of applications.  These may be used by prospective applicants to determine whether their projects fit with the Foundation’s mission.  You can get a copy of the guidelines and/or application information here. 

E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation File Download Area

2016 EKD Foundation Grant Application and Instructions
  

If you need more information, please contact Bill Stullken, Foundation Secretary: Phone 484-748-0050, Email: dockstader@seccra.org.
 

2016 Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Events

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016 

CENTER for ARTS &TECHNOLOGY Pickering Campus (Technical College High School) 

1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460 

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016 

OCTORARA HIGH SCHOOL (Proof of Residency May Be Required) 

226 Highland Road, Atglen, PA 19310 

  • SATURDAY, MAY 21 2016 

OWEN J. ROBERTS MIDDLE SCHOOL 

881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016 

COATESVILLE LEARNING CENTER 

1425 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320 

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 

OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE BLDG. (Proof of Residency May Be Required) 

125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363 

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 

GOVERNMENT SERVICES CENTER 

601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380 

Electronics Recycling now FREE for Individuals

Because of changes in market conditions, SECCRA is now able to accept your electronics for recycling at no charge. We are extending this to all residents in our service area. However, this does not include groups or companies, so fees may still apply to those entities. We are accepting them during our normal business hours at our landfill at 219 Street Road, West Grove PA.  Click here for general information about electronics recycling. 

2015 Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Events

HHW (Household Hazardous Waste)

  • Sat Apr 11, 2015 9am to 3:00pm; CAT Pickering Campus, 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA
  • Sat Apr 25, 2015 9am to 3:00pm; Octorara High School; Highland Road, Atglen, PA
  • Sat May 16, 2015 9am to 3:00pm; Owen J Roberts Middle School; Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA
  • Fri Jun 26, 2015 9am to 3:00pm; COATSVILLE LEARNING CENTER (ACROSS FROM DAIRY QUEEN); 1425 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY, COATESVILLE, PA 19320 
  • Sat Sep 12, 2015 9am to 3:00pm; OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING; 125 BELL TOWER LANE OXFORD
  • Sat Oct 10, 2015 9am to 3:00pm; GOVERNMENT SERVICES CENTER; 601 WESTOWN ROAD, WEST CHESTER, PA 19380

There are no more dates in 2015. When the 2016 dates are announced, we will post them here.