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 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all locations.

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
04/25/20 9am-3pm
Indian Valley Middle School          05/02/20         9am-3pm
Temple University - Ambler Campus
Norristown Area High School    06/13/20   9am-3pm
Abington Junior High School   06/20/20   9am-3pm 
Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center    09/26/20   9am-3pm
Lower Merion Transfer Station
  10/25/20   9am-3pm
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.

Montgomery County Tire Collection Event

The Montgomery County Commissioners authorize these FREE events to prevent tires from being improperly disposed of and to reduce breeding grounds for disease carrying mosquitoes. The tires that are collected will be shredded and re-purposed by a local business for civil engineering and playground material.
  •  Montgomery County residents only 
  •  Free of charge 
  •  10 tires per vehicle maximum 
  •  Rims and tires on rims accepted
  •  Accepted: passenger, light ruck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, wheelbarrow, and lawn mower tires
  •  Not accepted: farm equipment or construction vehicle tires
Montgomery County Community College         05/09/20         9am-12pm
Green Lane Park
05/30/20 9am-12pm
Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center    06/27/20   9am-12pm