Lower Merion Hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event


LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, PA — Residents of Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough have a chance to safely dispose of household hazardous waste in late October.

On Sunday, Oct. 25, residents can drop off hazardous household waste at the Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley.

A full list of accepted items and unaccepted items is below.

However, those looking to use the service must register in advance.

When registering, choose an appointment time slot to ensure you can drop off items.

Register online here.

You can show up anytime within the appointment window. Anyone who cannot make it to the event after registering should cancel their appointment as others may be waiting to register for a time slot.

If possible, those who register are asked to print out their registration form and place it on the vehicle’s dashboard.

Those using the service must keep their materials must be in the trunk of the car or bed of the truck, and must remain in their vehicle while wearing a mask. Anyone who needs to keep gas cans or other containers should tape a note to the container stating that you want to keep it.

Below are accepted materials at the event:

  • Paint Products
    • Turpentine
    • Paint Thinners
    • Strippers and Removers
    • Oil-Based Paints
    • Stains, Varnish
    • Shellac
    • Other Solvent-Based Paint Products
    • Wallpaper Cement
    • Spray Paint
  • Outdoor Products
    • Swimming Pool Chemicals
    • Weed Killers
    • Septic Tank Degreasers
    • Asphalt Sealers
    • Caulking Compounds
    • Joint Compound
    • Roof Cements
    • MINI Propane Tanks
    • Pesticide
  • Automotive Products
    • Grease and Rust Solvents
    • Fuel Additives
    • Carburetor Cleaners
    • Transmission/Brake Fluid
    • Antifreeze
    • Car (Lead Acid), Truck, Motorcycle, Marine Batteries
    • Gas, Oil, Gas Oil Mixture
    • Road Flares
  • Household Products
    • Drain Openers
    • Rug Cleaners
    • Wood and Metal Cleaners
    • Mothballs/Flakes
    • Adhesives/Solvents
    • Rechargeable Batteries, Lithium, Ni-Cad, Button, Lead Acid
    • Spot Removers
    • Dry Cleaning Liquid
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Kerosene
  • Household Other
    • Acids, Caustics, Solvents
    • Flammables
    • Oxidizers
    • Reactives
    • Lead
    • Mercury (Thermostats, Thermometers)
    • Fluorescent Tubes, Ballast, and CFLs
    • Aerosols
    • Electric Oil-Filled Heaters

Materials that are not accepted at the drop off event are:

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