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Sanitation Convenience Centers

Sanitation Convenience Centers are available for Philadelphia residents only. All locations
are open Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., except on City holidays.

The following types of materials are accepted at the Sanitation Convenience Centers:

  • Automotive tires, limited to four per day
  • Bulk items, large metal household items/appliances or items containing refrigerants, limited to two a day
  • Christmas trees
  • Collectible rubbish, up to six receptacles (or 12 bags)
  • E-waste, including computers, monitors, televisions, and other computer-related equipment
  • Latex- or water-based paint cans that are partially full can be solidified by adding an absorbent material such as "kitty litter" or newspaper prior to disposal
  • Mattresses and box springs, unwrapped
  • Recyclable materials, as part of the City’s Recycling Program
  • Yard waste, accepted for recycling on Saturdays, and must be free of contamination and contained in paper bags only

Residents wishing to use the Sanitation Convenience Centers must show proof of Philadelphia residency as the centers are for City residents’ use only. Residents may use their personal passenger vehicle or pickup truck, or they may use a rental pickup truck (i.e., U-Haul, Rider, Home Depot, etc.) with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) under 6,000 pounds to enter the convenience centers. No commercial contractors or vehicles are allowed to use the facilities.

Citizens are reminded of the Streets Department actions to support neighborhood clean-up efforts. With two weeks advanced planning any organization such as a school, house of worship, civic association, etc., can arrange with the Streets Department for support for block cleanings. We will supply equipment and pick-up the rubbish collected. The Streets Department already supports its network of 6,500 block captains through the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC). Over 6,000 block clean-ups are supported each year.

The Streets Department’s new policies will became effective May 27, 2014.

Port Richmond

3901 Delaware Ave. (Google Maps)

West Philadelphia

5100 Grays Ave. (Google Maps)

Strawberry Mansion

2601 W. Glenwood Ave. (Google Maps)

Southwest Philadelphia

3033 S. 63rd St., near Passyunk Ave. (Google Maps)

Northwest Philadelphia

300 block Domino Lane, near Umbria St. (Google Maps)

Northeast Philadelphia

State Rd. & Ashburner St. (Google Maps)