Montgomery County Recycle Events

Please save your household hazardous waste, such as oil based paint and paint cans, fluorescent tubes, motor oil, and swimming pool chemicals for collection days and locations held by Montgomery County, please visit: or call 610-278-3618, for more information. Collections are by appointment only, preregistration required.

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Hazardous Items Accepted

Acceptable items include gasoline, oil, kerosene, turpentine, paint thinner, oil paint, stains, varnish, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, antifreeze, caustic cleaners and solvents, mercury, thermometers, flares, fire extinguishers, lead acid batteries, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent tube light bulbs, and CFL bulbs.

Do Not Bring electronics, latex based paint (see below), appliances, asbestos, explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, items containing Freon, tires or the following:
  • Latex Paint is not hazardous and can be placed in the trash once it is dry. Air dry latex paint or add absorbent material like kitty litter until paint becomes a solid. 
  • Alkaline Household Batteries are not hazardous and should be thrown in the trash. 
  • Prescription Medications should be disposed of in the secure drop boxes located in many area police stations, a list of which can be found in the Recycling Guide at 
  • Propane or Helium Tanks should be taken to locations listed in the Recycling Guide at
Boyertown J. High East School
04/30/22   Appointment Only
Indian Valley Middle School          05/07/22   Appointment Only
Temple University - Ambler Campus
  Appointment Only
Norristown Area High School   06/18/22   Appointment Only
Abington Junior High School   06/25/22   Appointment Only
Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center    09/24/22   Appointment Only
Lower Merion Transfer Station
  10/23/22   Appointment Only
Latex Based Paint Disposal 

Water-based or latex paint may be placed out with your regular trash if the lid is off the can and the paint is completely dry. If there is a small quantity of paint in the can, remove the lid and let it stand in a well-ventilated area away from children and pets until dry. For larger quantities of paint or to speed up the drying process, stir in an absorbent like kitty litter, vermiculite, sawdust, or shredded paper. Once completely dry; discard with your regular trash.