OTHER Recyclables

Styrofoam

As you likely know, polystyrene foam products (Styrofoam) are not accepted in curbside recycling here in Philadelphia (even if it has a number on it!) But, the city recently unveiled a foam recycling pilot project. With this project, you can drop off foam products to the Northeast Sanitation Convenience Center located at State Road and Ashburner Street.

The City is still unable to accept Styrofoam products curbside, however this is a great opportunity to organize community collections in your neighborhood. The service is also available for businesses to participate. Foam products we’re talking about include No. 6 plastics like, foam egg cartons, foam coffee cups, packing peanuts, rigid packing foams, etc. Foam material can be recycled and remade into picture frames, crown moldings, office products, nursery plant containers and more.

Household Hazardous Waste

Once a month, April through November, the City hosts a household hazardous waste and electronic waste drop-off day at locations throughout the city. Residents may drop off items for safe disposal and recycling. Accepted items include:

  • Paint and paint-related materials
  • Lawn and garden products and outdoor products
  • Kitchen and bathroom products and cleaning solvents
  • Automotive products
  • Flammable materials
  • Rechargable, electronics and button cell batteries
  • Electronics, computer and TV waste

Visit the Streets Department's Household Hazardous Waste website for more information, or check out this handy guide developed by GRID Magazine for 2010 Household Hazardous Waste events in and around the city.

Computer and TV Recycling

Computer electronics and televisions are accepted for recycling at all household hazardous waste events. Year-round, residents my also bring their computers and television for recycling to the following two locations:

Northeast Drop-off Center
State Road & Ashburner Street
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Northwest Drop-Off Center
Domino Lane & Umbria Street
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Click here to view the map.

Cell Phone Recycling

The Bikram Yoga studio on the 1500 block of Sansom Street collects old cell phones.