Where to get rid of household hazardous materials

July 22, 2010 2:08:58 PM PDT
As you check off items from your home-improvement list this summer, you may find one more chore that needs to be taken care of - getting rid of your household hazardous materials.

That's why Philadelphia held hazardous materials drop-off on Thursday.

Residents were allowed to drop off items such as old or unused cans of oil-based paint, solvents, pesticides, gasoline, kerosene, used oil, or antifreeze.

City officials say 1,900 Philadelphia residents dropped off over 70 tons of potentially hazardous material and 15 tons of computer equipment so far for the City's 2010 Household Hazardous Waste program.

If you couldn't make it to today's drop-off, or are looking for one closer to you, follow the below links for additional times and dates.

PHILADELPHIA:

http://www.phila.gov/

PENNSYLVANIA:

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/

NEW JERSEY:

http://njhazwaste.com/

DELAWARE:

http://www.dswa.com/


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