Hazardous Waste Drop-off event tomorrow

May 18, 2012

wasteDon’t miss this chance to get rid of your old batteries, paints, glue, cleaners, moth balls and other hazardous stuff. The Streets Department is organizing a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event this Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 1st District Highway Yard at 4800 Parkside Avenue (see the map below).

Not sure what qualifies for hazardous waste? Check product labels for any of these key words: TOXIC (pesticides, antifreeze, etc.), FLAMMABLE (gasoline, paint thinner), CORROSIVE (acids, drain cleaner), and REACTIVE (chlorine bleach, pool cleaner). NOTE: Oil-based paints are okay to bring, but Latex paint is not hazardous. Go to this page for the full list of hazardous materials accepted at this drop-off.

You can also bring your old computers and monitors because they contain potentially hazardous elements when disposed of in the trash.

For more information, call 215-686-5560 or visit:

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. LoisB Says:

    Considering this is the Philadelphia Streets Department, I imagine that at the end of the day they are just going to dump everything on an empty lot by the river.

  2. shazoooo! Says:

    When did everyone become so surly?

  3. Anon Says:

    For anyone who missed this, it was a great event. We were in and out within 10 minutes and were able to get rid of some items (household batteries, old paint, etc.) that had been in our basement for too long. Keep an eye out for similar events. Thanks to West Philly Local for the head’s up and to the City for a good job!

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