Household Hazardous Waste Events are back. Residents may drop off items labeled: toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive at events offered across the City.
Handling and disposing of hazardous waste materials requires a special set of regulations due to the potential damage the items can cause people, pets and the environment. New PA Department of Environmental Protection COVID protocols require residents to pre-register and schedule an appointment to drop off materials at an event.
The first event is Saturday, April 10, 9am to 3pm at 8401 State Rd. at Ashburner St. Visit philadelphiastreets.com/hazardous-waste/ for a list of acceptable household hazardous waste and to pre-register for this event or a later event.
Computers are not accepted at any of the Household Hazardous Waste events as they can be taken to any of the Sanitation Convenience Centers during normal business hours. As a reminder, latex or water base paint is not hazardous and can be placed in the regular trash if the paint is dried up or solidified with an absorbent material, such as, kitty litter. Universal waste such as florescent light bulbs and lithium, rechargeable and lead-acid batteries can be dropped off in the new bulb or battery containers at the Sanitation Convenience Centers. Alkaline batteries can be disposed of curbside. Residents are encouraged to wrap tape around both ends of an alkaline battery as an added precaution. Waste materials generated by a business will not be accepted at any of the Household Hazardous Waste events or at Sanitation Convenience Centers.
For additional information, please visit the Streets Department’s website. For all City services, call 311.