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Handling and disposing of hazardous waste materials requires a special set of regulations due to the potential damage they can cause to people, pets and the environment. It is important to follow the hazardous waste disposal methods the City provides for the materials listed here.

Household Hazardous Waste

Due to new PA Department of Environment Protection COVID  protocols, residents must now register for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. There are four dates provided to Philadelphia residents for drop-off at Streets’ Sanitation Convenience Centers between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Saturday, September 26th at 3033 South 63rd Street 
  • Friday, October 23rd at 8401 State Road 
  • Saturday, October 24th at 8401 State Road 
  • Saturday November 7th at 3901 Delaware Avenue   


Residents may choose the best date and block of time from the list above to schedule their drop-off using the online registration. Drop-offs are scheduled in 15-minute increments, with upwards of 15 pre-registered participants scheduled during each block of time. Residents will receive an email confirmation with their scheduled day, time and location. A copy or screenshot of the confirmation should be retained. 

Schedule an Appointment

Typical Materials Accepted at HHW Events

Computer Electronics and Televisions No Longer Accepted at HHW Events

If you have any computer electronics and Televisions to dispose of, please bring them 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

How is Household Hazardous Waste Managed?

Management Method Percentage Household Hazardous Material Class
Fuels Blending 30% Flammables, Solvent Based Paints, Aerosol cans
Recycling 20% Used Oil, Antifreeze, Solvent Based Paint, Cylinders, Lead Acid Bat
Wastewater Treatment 3% Acids, Bases, and Oxidizers
Solidification and Landfilling 20% Latex Paint
Hazardous Waste Incineration 2% Pesticides and any Acute Hazardous Materials
Landfill as Residual Waste 25% Non-Regulated Materials and Household Batteries

Hazardous Waste Links


USEPA Region III HHW Web Page


Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation

USEPA Chemical In Your Home

USEPA Product Label Guide

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