Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste Items
Household Hazardous Waste should not be thrown out in the regular trash, household hazardous waste such as:
- Car batteries
- Computer components
- Hard drives
- Insect sprays
- Motor oil
- Oil-based paints
Annual Collection Events
Please visit one of the free annual Household Hazardous Waste collection events in the southeast region to properly dispose these items.
Although state law requires electronics manufacturers to offer recycling opportunities for TVs and computers, those manufacturers are no longer sponsoring county recycling collections in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. Concern about the lack of disposal options for TV's and computers should be directed to the appropriate State Representative and Senator. An amendment to the state electronics recycling law, called the Covered Device Recycling Act, is needed to ensure the availability of recycling outlets. For an overview of the Covered Device Recycling Act please click here.
Drop off locations for:
- Microsoft/Sims Recycling Solutions Web Return (Note: 70 pound limit per package)
Take back electronics:
- Electronics Takeback Program (http://www.electronicstakeback.com/how-to-recycle-electronics/manufacturer-takeback-programs/)
- Apple (Apple Give Back - Apple products only)
- Samsung (Samsung products only)
- Corporate Lamp and Electronic Recycling
- Eforce Compliance
- Magnum Computer Recycling
- Vintage Tech Recyclers
Transportation to Events
If you do not have transportation to an event and have hazardous waste to dispose of, please call the Montgomery County Recycling Hotline at 610-278-3618.
For more information about household hazardous wastes or ways to dispose of them contact the Montgomery County Recycling Coordinator at 610-278-3045 or visit the Recycling in Montgomery County Pennsylvania page.