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Extended hours at Sanitation Convenience Centers

by Department of Streets
Philadelphia City Hall

The City’s six Sanitation Convenience Centers are now open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday except on City-observed holidays. The Streets Department has expanded the hours of operations at its six Sanitation Convenience Centers by four hours to increase accessibility and convenience for Philadelphia residents.

The Sanitation Convenience Centers are a convenient, free service for City residents and an extension of curbside service. The Centers provide you with another opportunity to dispose of materials not accepted in the weekly curbside collections, or if you exceed the weekly set out limits.


Quick Tips:

  • As always, there is no charge to drop-off materials.
  • No waste materials generated by businesses or non-Philadelphia residents will be accepted.
  • Residents who want to use the Sanitation Convenience Centers must show proof of Philadelphia residency.

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

Sanitation Convenience Centers:

Port Richmond
3901 Delaware Ave.
215-685-1358

Strawberry Mansion
2601 W. Glenwood Ave.
215-685-3955

West Philadelphia
5100 Grays Ave.
215-685-2600

Southwest Philadelphia
3033 S. 63rd St., near Passyunk Ave.
215-685-4290

Northwest Philadelphia
300 block Domino Lane, near Umbria St.
215-685-2502

Northeast Philadelphia
State Rd. & Ashburner St.
215-685-8072

You can learn more about sanitation on the Philadelphia Streets website.


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