2017 Press Releases

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Harleysville, PA (April 12, 2017) – The first recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County this year will take place Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Indian Valley Middle School located at 130 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA 19438 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 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 at www.MontgomeryCountyRecycles.org.
  • Propane Tanks should be taken to locations listed in the Recycling Guide at www.MontgomeryCountyRecycles.org. Mini propane canisters are accepted at collections.

The remaining Household Hazardous Waste Events for 2017 are: 

Saturday May 13
Lockheed Martin
(Enter on Goddard Boulevard)
230 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Saturday, May 20
Temple University—Ambler Campus
(Enter at 1431 East Butler Pike)
Amberl, PA 19406

Saturday June 24
Abington Junior High School
2056 Susquehanna Road
Abington, PA 19001

Saturday, Sept. 23
Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center

400 South Lewis Road
Royersford, PA 19468

Sunday, Oct. 22
Lower Merion Transfer Station

1300 North Woodbine Avenue
Penn Valley, PA 19072

 All events 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine)


For additional information, please visit www.MontgomeryCountyRecycles.org or call the recycling line at 610-278-3618. Please do not contact the host sites. The household hazardous waste events flyer is at: http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/12955

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