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    Where Can I Take Trash? Philadelphia Sanitation Centers

    Who hasn’t had this dilemma: Either you’re going on vacation and will miss trash day or are moving and have a little more than usual to throw out.

    Where can you throw out the trash in Philadelphia?

    Philly residents are allowed to bring “Collectible Rubbish”, up to six receptacles (or 12 bags) to the Philadelphia Sanitation Convenience Centers.

    Where are the Philadelphia Sanitation Convenience Centers?

    • Port Richmond: 3901 Delaware Ave. 215-685-1358
    • Strawberry Mansion: 2601 W. Glenwood Ave. 215-685-3981
    • Southwest Philadelphia: 3033 S. 63rd St., near Passyunk Ave. 215-685-4290
    • Northwest Philadelphia: 300 block Domino Lane, near Umbria St. 215-685-2502
    • Northeast Philadelphia: State Rd. & Ashburner St. 215-685-8072
    • West Philadelphia: 5100 Grays Ave. 215-685-2600

    They’re all open Monday through Saturday, from 8 AM to 6 PM, except on City holidays.

    What else can you drop off at Sanitation Convenience Centers?

    • Recyclable Materials, as part of the City’s Recycling Program
    • E-waste, including computers, monitors, televisions, and other computer-related equipment
    • Yard Waste, provided it is not contained in plastic bags or mixed or contaminated with other material
    • Bulk Items, large household items made of metal such as appliances or items containing refrigerants, limited to two a day
    • Automotive Tires, limited to four per day
    • Christmas trees
    • Mattresses and box springs unwrapped

    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.

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