Household Hazardous Waste Collection

On Saturday, June 24th, from 9 am to 3 pm, there will be a hazardous waste collection in Abington for the residents of Montgomery County. The collection will be at the Abington Junior High School at 2056 Susquehanna Road in Abington. Event workers will unload your vehicle so you are advised to stay in your vehicle at the drop-off.

Acceptable items include: 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 ballast, CFL bulbs, mini propane canisters, and electric oil filled heaters. Containers returned upon request.

The maximum amount accepted is 25 gallons or 220 pounds.

Do Not Bring electronics, appliances, asbestos, explosives,ammunition, medical waste, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, items containing Freon, tires, or the following:

Latex or Water-Based 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 Tanks should be taken to locations listed in the Recycling Guide at Mini propane canisters are accepted at collections. For more information, call 610-278-3618.