Philadelphia residents will be able to dispose of their household hazardous waste on April 19 during the Streets Department’s Drop-Off Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8401 State Road (State and Ashburner).
Eligible hazardous waste includes products labeled “toxic,” “flammable,” “corrosive” or “reactive.” Computers and monitors contain potentially hazardous elements, too. Latex paint does not contain hazardous elements and should not be brought to this event.
Common hazardous items include antifreeze, mothballs, rodent killer, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, kerosene, oil-based paints, spray paints, solvents, varnish, gasoline, oil, fuel, acids, glue, solder, appliance batteries, auto batteries, auto fluids, stain removers, plumbing cleaners, home cleaning products, lead products, roofing tar, chemical fertilizer and pool chemicals. For information, call 215-686-5560 or visit PhiladelphiaStreets.com. ••