Household Hazardous Waste Collection July 21
Saturday marks the last chance this summer to get rid of a range of chemicals, batteries and other items requiring specialized disposal.
Loudoun County's Department of Construction and Waste Management has set the last Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event of the summer for Saturday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn. Anyone planning to move in August will want to take advantage of the July event. The next event is set for Sept. 15 at Harmony Middle School in Hamilton.
- fluorescent bulbs
- household batteries
- oil-based paints/stains/varnishes
- paint thinners
- metal polishes
- rust removers
- wood preservatives
- furniture polish
- pool chemicals
- old fuels, including gas/oil mixes
- learn more online
Latex or water-based paints are not a hazardous waste and can be dried or solidified and disposed of in your household garbage.
Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries and propane tanks will NOT be accepted at any HHW collection events. Those items can be recycled all year at the Loudoun County landfill, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, in Leesburg. Electronics also are not accepted at any HHW collection event. For electronics recycling options go to the county’s website.
For more tips on proper paint disposal, items accepted or not accepted at the event, and the rest of the 2012 HHW event schedule, visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the department at 703-777-0187.