Close Subscribe

Get the Weekly Recap!!

Get recaps, exclusive offers, stories and discounts. We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time, we promise.

Events

City of Philadelphia HazWaste & Tire Recycling Events

Have some hazardous waste lying around or old tires you need to dispose of?  The Streets Department is hosting a few upcoming events:

  • Thursday, July 21st, 9 AM – 3 PM: The Street Dept is sponsoring another Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event at its Training Center (State Road & Ashburner Street).  This free collection for Philly residents (sorry businesses) will have trained staff help you dispose of haz waste products like old and unused cans of oil-based paint (latex or water based paint is not hazardous), solvents, pesticides, flammable liquids such as old gasoline and kerosene, used oil, antifreeze and brake fluid.  Over 3,700 Philadelphia residents dropped off over 264,000 lbs. of hazardous material during the City’s 2010 Household Hazardous Waste program. For more info, check the Street Department’s website or call Customer affairs at (215) 686-5560.
  • Saturday, July 30, 9 AM – 3 PM, the Streets Dept is holding its 2011 Tire Round-Up Program in the Northeast- Torresdale Avenue & Ashburner Street and Pennway Street & St. Vincent Street. Registered participants (Block Captains, organized community/civic organizations, Town Watch organizations, and Partnership Recycling Groups) may drop off their illegally discarded tires.   The Streets dept has collected over 222,042 tires since 1995.
  • Saturday, August 13, 9 AM – 3 PM is the Streets Dept’s Tire Round-Up Program for West Philly: 51st st & Woodland Ave and 49th & Parkside Ave.  Same rules as before – Registered participants can drop off their illegally discarded tires.
  • Not a registered participant but want to drop off your tires? Block clubs and community groups can earn money by helping with cleaning and beautification projects. Participants are offered a “tire bounty” of $.50 for each illegally discarded tire they collect & drop off at designated sites  – with a limit of 1,000 tires per group (Max reimbursement to $500 per participant). For more info and to register, call the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee at (215) 685-3981. *Tires from auto repair shops, mechanic shops, car dealers and private storage lots are required to be disposed of by the merchant, for a fee and not accepted at the drop-off sites.

Posted by Julie

Become a Supporter!

If you love what we do you can support our mission with a one-time or monthly contribution.
array(6) {
  [0]=>
  object(WP_Term)#6945 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(1048)
    ["name"]=>
    string(36) "Household Hazardous Waste collection"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(36) "household-hazardous-waste-collection"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(1056)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(8)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
  [1]=>
  object(WP_Term)#7083 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(1413)
    ["name"]=>
    string(9) "Northeast"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(9) "northeast"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(1423)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(3)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
  [2]=>
  object(WP_Term)#7275 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(584)
    ["name"]=>
    string(12) "Philadelphia"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(12) "philadelphia"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(587)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(179)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
  [3]=>
  object(WP_Term)#7080 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(1415)
    ["name"]=>
    string(37) "Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(37) "philadelphia-more-beautiful-committee"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(1425)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(3)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
  [4]=>
  object(WP_Term)#6877 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(873)
    ["name"]=>
    string(31) "Philadelphia Streets Department"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(31) "philadelphia-streets-department"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(877)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(39)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
  [5]=>
  object(WP_Term)#6947 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(1414)
    ["name"]=>
    string(11) "West Philly"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(11) "west-philly"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(1424)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(6)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
}
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Green Philly

Featured
In These
Great Spots: