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Drop off household hazardous waste at the next city event on July 13th
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Drop off household hazardous waste at the next city event on July 13th

Get rid of toxic waste like antifreeze, latex and water-based paints, lithium batteries and more.

Need to get rid of hazardous materials?

The City is hosting its next Household Hazardous Waste Event on Thursday, July 13th from 9 am to 3 pm. Residents in the Greater Philadelphia five-county region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties) can drop off materials at the Northeast Sanitation convenience center, located at 8401 State Road. Businesses can’t participate and must dispose of materials through a private service.

Accepted hazardous waste

  • Acids
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto and lead-acid batteries
  • Auto body repair products
  • Brake fluid
  • Chemical fertilizer
  • Degreasers
  • Drain and septic tank cleaners
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Fuel
  • Fungicide
  • Gasoline
  • Glue
  • Herbicide
  • Insecticide
  • Kerosene
  • Latex and water-based paints
  • Lead products
  • Lithium and NiCad batteries
  • Mothballs
  • Motor oil
  • Oil-based paints
  • Pesticide
  • Pet collars and spray
  • Pool and photo chemicals
  • Rodenticide
  • Roofing tar
  • Solder
  • Solvents
  • Spray paints
  • Stain removers
  • Tile and oven cleaner
  • Transmission fluid
  • Varnish
  • Electronic waste

For more info, visit the Streets Department website.

How to transport hazardous materials:

  • Never mix hazardous materials together. This could result in dangerous chemical reactions.
  • Keep all products in their original containers. Do not remove labels.
  • Tightly seal all lids and caps. If a container can’t be tightly closed, place it in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Wrap all breakable containers in newspaper.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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