Montgomery County announces household waste deposit sites

    As part of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s five-county plan to increase hazardous waste collections from residents, Montgomery County has announced its four deposite sites and their collection dates.

    The sites are some of the region’s 26 drop-off locations for use in 2011, which brought in more than two million pounds of household hazardous waste last year.

    The Montco sites performed well in 2010, collecting more then one million pounds alone — the most in our five-county area and the second-most in the state, according to the Main Line Times.

    Four collection sites have been named for dates between late June and late October: Montgomery County Community College, Spring-Ford High School, Temple University-Ambler and Lower Merion Township Public Works.

    Hazardous materials include motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, kerosene, gasoline, drain and oven cleaners, spot remover, dry cleaning fluid, rug cleaner, paint thinner or turpentine, paint remover, oil-based paint, furniture stripper and refinisher, dyes, lighter fluids, sealers for concrete or asphalt, propane tanks, swimming pool chemicals and mercury.

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