Streets Department Household Hazardous Waste Event
Where: 8401 State Rd. at Ashburner St.
When: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Streets Department is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Event TOMORROW at 8401 State Rd. Residents looking to dispose of certain hazardous materials are urged to do so at the HHW Event.
Please note, water-based paints CAN be disposed of with normal trash pick up, as long as the paint is dried before being set out.
Types of materials accepted include:*
Computer Electronics and Televisions
Computer electronics are accepted at all HHW Events. Citizens may also bring their computer electronics to the Sanitation Convenience Centers.
Donate your used computer to the Freedom Rings Partnership – an organization providing broadband access and Internet training to low-income residents. Learn how to donate.
Paint and Paint Related Materials
- Solvent-based paints and stains
- Paint thinner
- Paint stripper and paint brush cleaners
(NOTE: Latex paint is not hazardous.)
- Lawn and Garden Project and Outdoor Products
- Pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides)
- Chemical fertilizers
- Grill type propane cylinders (up to 20 lbs.)
- Swimming pool chemicals
Kitchen, Bathroom Products and Cleaning Solvents
- Cleaning solvents
- Fire Extinguishers
- Aerosol cans
- Bathroom and tile cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Oven cleaners
- Drain cleaners
- Used motor oil
- Lead-acid batteries
- Auto body repair products
- Brake fluid
- Old gasoline
- Fluorescent Light Tubes (transport in original box if possible) and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)
- Dioxin forming compounds
- Asbestos (Non-Friable Only) for Information on proper asbestos removal, go to City of Philadelphia Health Department's web site
- Artists' paints
- Photographic chemicals
- Lead products, including solder, fishing weights, and similar items
- Household Batteries
- Rechargeable computer and cell phone batteries
- Button cell batteries used for hearing aids, watches, and calculators
(NOTE: Household batteries size D, C, AA, AAA and 9 volt are not considered hazardous.)
Other Household Products
- Moth balls
- Stain and spot removers
*Courtesy of the Streets Department.