Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Click here for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule for 2020 


Preregistration is now available for the 2020 Household Hazardous Waste events. Click on the link above for the scheduled events. Click on the Registration Link for the selected date and time. Print the ticket after registering and place it on the dashboard of the vehicle for viewing by event staff.  Attendees are required to remain in their vehicle at all times in order to maintain social distancing and must keep windows closed while in line and when dropping off.  Materials should be in a box and must be in the trunk, cargo area of an SUV or bed of a truck for removal.  EVENT WORKERS WILL ONLY UNLOAD MATERIALS FROM THE TRUNK OF A CAR, CARGO AREA OF AN SUV OR THE BED OF A TRUCK.

All collection events will accept household chemicals only.  NO TV's or ELECTRONICS will be accepted at HHW events.

What to Expect

at Program Events

  • There is no dedicated drop off facility in Montgomery County that accepts Household Hazardous Waste. If you cannot attend a county collection event and have preregistered, please consider asking family, friend or neighbor to use your ticket to take materials to the event for proper disposal.
  • 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 require preregistration prior to attending.
  • All collection events will accept household chemicals only. NO TVs or ELECTRONICS will be accepted at HHW events.
  • Please note that latex paint is not hazardous waste and should not be brought to the collection events.
  • On event days there will be directional signs and volunteers to help the public navigate to the drop off area where materials will be removed by event staff.
  • Please stay in your vehicle for safety reasons and unlock the trunk or rear gate for event staff to access boxed materials for removal. When event staff has removed your materials you will be directed to the exit.
  • Keep chemicals in their original container and never mix products.  If you can't read the label mark "unknown".
  • Make certain all containers are tightly sealed to avoid spillage.
  • Transport chemicals in a cardboard box.  NO plastic tubs. The time spent emptying plastic tubs for return slows down the collection line.

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. Click on a County listed below to register for available events to drop off materials.

Links to Neighboring Counties Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Programs: 

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.

Additional Information

Accepted Hazardous Household Waste Items

Helpful Tips for When Dealing with HHW