LIMERICK PA – Three home hazardous waste collection dates within Montgomery County remain scheduled for this year, including one next month at Spring-Ford High School.

Disposal candidate

Disposal candidate.

Home hazardous waste is generally defined as unused or leftover portions of household products containing toxic chemicals. They often are identified by labels that include the words “warning,” “caution,” “poisonous,” “toxic,” “flammable,” “corrosive,” “reactive,” or “explosive.”

Montgomery County collections of home hazardous waste will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • July 11 (2009; Saturday) at Spring-Ford High School, 350 S. Lewis Rd., Royersford PA;
  • Aug. 8 (2009; Saturday) at Abington High School, 970 Highland Ave., Abington PA;
  • Oct. 24 (2009; Saturday) at Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 Woodbine Ave., Narberth PA

These dates have been added to The Post calendar.

Collectors will accept used electronic equipment; automotive car batteries, motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, kerosene and gasoline; pesticides and herbicides; household drain and oven cleaners, spot remover, dry cleaning fluid, and rug cleaners; paint products including paint thinner or turpentine, paint remover, oil based paint, furniture stripper and refinisher; and other products including dyes, lighter fluids, concrete or asphalt sealers and swimming pool chemicals.

A limited number of items will not be accepted; call 610-278-3618 for details.