Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Everyone can pitch in. Recycle your fuorescent bulbs here.


The next drop-off for Hazardous Household Waste for the City of Philadelphia is Saturday, April 18, and we will be making a trip. If you have any of the below items and would like to unload them please follow the link below for more information or to arrange for a pick-up. http://www.phila.gov/STREETS/hazardous_waste.html.


Typical Materials Accepted at HHW Events:
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 Products 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 (PDF brochure)
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) (We will be doing our part by recycling Fluorescent bulbs here)
PCBs
Dioxin forming compounds
Mercury
Asbestos (Non-Friable Only)
For information on Proper Asbestos Removal, go to City of Philadelphia Heath 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

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