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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
Click here for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule for 2015

What to Expect
at Program Events
  • A total of five household hazardous waste (HHW) events will be held at different locations throughout the county on specified days between the months of April and October.
  • All collection events will accept HHW only.
  • All collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • There is no dedicated drop off facility in Montgomery County that accepts Household Hazardous Waste. If you cannot attend a county collection event, please consider asking a friend or neighbor to take the items to the event for proper disposal.
  • On event days, directional signs and volunteers will help the public navigate to the correct entrance of the event and into line.
  • On a typical event, the wait time should be no longer than 30 minutes.
  • Please note that latex paint is not hazardous waste and should not be brought to the collection events.

Optional Surveys
As you approach the staging area, Montgomery County employees and community service workers may ask you a few survey questions regarding the days event. You are not required to take the survey however, these surveys help the county determine how to better advertise, where to hold future events and allow the opportunity for feedback.

Removing Items From Your Car
Once you are finished with the survey takers, you will be directed towards the staging area. At this time, contracted employees will instruct you to stay in your car and unlock any doors so that access to the material is as easy as possible. Contracted employees will then proceed to remove items from your car as carefully and quickly as possible. Once all items are removed you will be guided towards the exit.

Available to Residents Only
This program is a community service to the residents of Montgomery County and the four Southeastern Pennsylvania County Region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties) only and is not open to businesses, institutions, or industry.

Links to Neighboring Counties Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Programs:

Bucks County 
Chester County
Delaware County 

About the Program
The counties of Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and the City of Philadelphia continue to partner together to host approximately 30 HHW events every year.

The regional partnership allows residents of each county the opportunity to attend any of the events hosted in the region. It also allows the five-county region to acquire the best possible price per pound, which in turn, saves valuable taxpayer dollars. In 2010, this regional partnership collected close to 3 million pounds of HHW, of which Montgomery County accounted for about 1 million of that total alone.

For more details about the program, please download the HHW Program Historical Overview.

Montgomery County Planning Commission
Montgomery County Recycling

PO Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311   

Ph: 610-278-3618
Fax: 610-278-3941