Friday, July 10, 2015

Free Hazardous Collection at Spring-Ford Tomorrow

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Montgomery County.

The third recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, July 11, at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center located at 400 South Lewis Road in Royersford, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Free residential collection events are held outdoors rain or shine.

Toxic and flammable household chemicals are collected for proper disposal. 

Acceptable items include gasoline, oil, kerosene, turpentine, paint thinner, oil paint, stains, varnish, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, antifreeze, caustic cleaners and solvents, mercury, thermometers, flares, fire extinguishers, lead acid batteries, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent tube light bulbs, CFL bulbs, mini propane canisters, and electric oil filled heaters. 

Containers will be returned upon request.

Do Not Bring:

Electronics, appliances, asbestos, explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, items containing Freon, tires, or the following:
  • Latex or Water-Based Paint is not hazardous and can be placed in the trash once it is dry. Air dry latex paint or add absorbent material like kitty litter until paint becomes a solid.
  • Alkaline Household Batteries are not hazardous and should be thrown in the trash.
  • Prescription Medications should be disposed of in the secure drop boxes located in many area police stations, a list of which can be found in the Recycling Guide
  • Propane or Helium Tanks should be taken to locations listed in the Recycling Guide at Mini propane canisters are accepted at collections.
The remaining Household Hazardous Waste Events for 2015 are:
  • Saturday, Aug. 8 at Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001
  • Sunday, Oct. 18 at Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 North Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley, PA 19072
For more information on the collection events, go to or call the recycling line at 610-278-3618

The household hazardous waste events flyer is at:

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