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Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics

County program Information on where and how to dispose of HHW and electronics.

Happy Spring to all! 

March was no lion, only a wee lamb, but none-the-less it is officially the vernal equinox.  Many people have already begun to clear their garages, sheds, basements, and storage bins of unwanted clutter.  Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a dirty word though.  Just in time comes news from Montgomery County regarding their annual post of dates to recycle and dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronics. 

This popular program is provided as a service to county residents.  It helps us to properly dispose of the leftover hazardous material sitting around our homes.  If you’re selling your home, it is important to get rid of these hazardous products because the new owners don’t want to inherit them.  Items that need this kind of disposal are usually marked on the product’s container with a warning label.  For latex paint, you never want to toss it in the trash in its liquid form.  Latex paint is not hazardous and will not be accepted at the sites.  Let is sit with the lid off until it’s completely dry.  It will be safe to dispose of at that point.

Here’s what new about the program.  The county will hold six separate HHW-only collection events and eight separate electronics-only collection events.  For the electronics-only events, the county is now accepting more items than in the past.  Check the website for details on this at http://montcopa.org.  It’s easier now to free yourself from that old, clunky TV or computer monitor.

All collection sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the date of the event.  For more information call the Montgomery County Recycling Hotline at (610) 278-3618.

Upcoming Electronic Collection dates and locations are:

Sat, April 21 – Indian Valley Middle School
130 Maple Ave. Harleysville, PA 19438

Sat, May 5 - Norristown Area High School
Enter at Corner of Burnside Ave. and Eagle Dr. Norristown, PA 19401

Sat, June 30 – Wissahickon High School
521 Houston Rd. Ambler, PA 19002

Fri, July 20 – Ursinus College
Corner of College Ave. and E. 9th Ave. Collegeville, PA 19426

Fri, August 10 – Upper Perkiomen High School
2 Walt Rd. Pennsburg, PA 18073

Sat, October 27 – Springfield Township High School
1801 E. Paper Mill Rd. Erdenheim, PA 19038

Thurs, November 15 – Montgomery Mall
230 Montgomery Mall North Wales, PA 19454
(America Recycles Day - Automotive tires will also be accepted at this event for recycling!) tion dates and locations:

For Hazardous Household Waste, the collection dates and locations are:

Sat, March 24 – Pottsgrove Senior High School
1345 Kauffman Rd. Pottstown, PA 19464

Sat, April 7 – North Penn High School
1340 Valley Forge Rd. Lansdale, PA 19446

Sat, May 12 – Upper Merion Area Middle School
Enter near 435 Crossfield Rd. King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Sat, June 23 – Temple Ambler
Enter near 1431 E. Butler Pike Ambler, PA 19002

Fri, August 17 – Abington Junior High School
970 Highland Ave. Abington, PA 19001

Sat, October 20 – Lower Merion Public Works
1300 N. Woodbine Ave. Penn Valley, PA 19072

Please check the county website before heading to one of the events to be sure that the items you’re bringing are being accepted!  Also, take special care in how you transport these items. 

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