The city of Philadelphia is trying to make it easier to dispose of hazardous waste with new mobile collection sites designed to help city residents without vehicles.
Many people don’t have the ability to move big or bulky items to the regular hazardous waste collection points, said city Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.
“Tires, large metal household appliances, e-waste computers, monitors, televisions, any old latex paint that’s dried out,” Williams said as examples of materials that may be troublesome.
Williams said the city wants the half-dozen locations to be convenient for residents to bring the unwanted stuff that can’t be put out for regular trash collection.
But it is just for the convenience of Philadelphians, he said.
“It’s for residents only, so they will have to show a form of identification before they use the service,” Williams said. “A drivers’ license or a bill will suffice.”
The waste will be accepted Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
West Philadelphia – 49th Street and Parkside Avenue
South Philadelphia – 2101 S. Broad St. (South Philadelphia High School)
North Philadelphia – Eighth and Master streets
Northwest Philadelphia – Wayne Avenue and Logan Street (parking lot)
Kensington – D and East Westmoreland streets
Northeast – Pennway and St. Vincent streets