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    Hazardous Waste Collection Event this Saturday, Sept 16

    Have hazardous materials around your house? Philadelphia’s annual events alow you to drop off materials – and you can even earn bonus Recyclebank points as a bonus.

    hazardous waste Materials to Drop Off

    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

    If you Go

    Streets Department’s Sanitation Division
    WHAT: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
    WHEN: Saturday, September 16
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    WHERE: 22nd Street & York Street

    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    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.

    Your thoughts . . .

    • Krista

      If household batteries (such as AAs) are not considered hazardous, what is the best way to dispose of them?
      Thanks