PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Streets Department is hosting a hazardous household waste drop-off event in West Philly today with several more scheduled throughout the year.
From gasoline and glue to pesticide and pool chemicals, it’s all being accepted at the facility on Parkside Avenue near 48th Street.
Henry from Fairmount was doing some spring cleaning.
“I just brought paint and maybe two spray bottles of something or other,” he said. “It’s fantastic. I looked, we had a basement full of stuff like this.”
Oil, batteries and some other items will be recycled. Everything else is being taken by a contractor to be properly disposed.
Today’s event is open until 3 p.m. If you miss this event, you can get rid of your household hazardous materials at any of these future drop-off locations.
Northwest Transfer Station
Domino Lane and Umbria Street
Streets Department Training Center
8401 State Road at Asburner Street
3rd District Highway Yard
22nd Street and York Street
Streets Department Facility
3033 South 63rd Street
Streets Department Northeast Facility
3901 Delaware Avenue
Tires and electronics are not accepted. Those items can be dropped off six days a week at various locations throughout the city, all year long.