Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Household Hazardous Waste Event - April 19

The Streets Department's next Household Hazardous Waste Pick-up Event is Saturday, April 19 at 8401 State Road at Ashburner Street.

Typical Materials Accepted at HHW Events

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
  • Varnish
  • 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

Automotive Products

  • Used motor oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Auto body repair products
  • Brake fluid
  • Degreasers

Flammable Materials

  • Kerosene
  • Old gasoline

Other Materials

  • Fluorescent Light Tubes (transport in original box if possible) and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)
  • PCBs
  • Dioxin forming compounds
  • Mercury
  • 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

Used Motor Oil Drop-off Site Information

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