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Posted on: March 19, 2018

First Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2018 is March 24 in Leesburg

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Loudoun County announces the spring schedule of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events. The first HHW collection event of the year will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Leesburg Park and Ride, 19730 Sycolin Road. All HHW events are free and are held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 2018 Household Hazardous Waste spring collection schedule is as follows: 

  • March 24: Leesburg Park & Ride, 19730 Sycolin Road, Leesburg 
  • April 14: Harmony Park & Ride, 39464 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton 
  • May 12: Ashburn North Park & Ride, 45151 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn
  • June 23: Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding

Loudoun residents are welcome to bring HHW from their homes to these events.  Typical HHW includes: fluorescent light bulbs, dry-cell batteries (alkaline, Ni-Cad, Lithium, rechargeable, etc.), oil-based paint/stain/varnish, paint thinner, mineral spirits, metal polish, rust remover, wood strippers and preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, sealants and solvents, bleach, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizer, pool chemicals, muriatic acid, ammonia, mercury thermometers and thermostats, gasoline, gas-oil mixes, expired fuel, auto cleaners and flushes, brake and transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, fire extinguishers, moth balls, pet care products, and photo chemicals. Anyone who has an item that is not on this list is encouraged to call the county’s Waste Management Division at 703-771-5500 to see if the item can be accepted or if an alternate disposal option is needed.

The limit per household is 15 gallons of liquid HHW (container size not to exceed 5-gallon), and 40 pounds of solid HHW.  Participants must have proof of Loudoun County residency such as a vehicle decal or applicable town sticker. 

Motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries, propane tanks, and oil-based space heaters will not be accepted at HHW collection events. These materials are accepted at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg. Visit for more information.

Ammunition, explosives, fireworks, and gun powder will not be accepted at the HHW collection events. For information about disposal of those items, contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600. 

Electronics will not be accepted at the HHW collection events. Information on how to properly dispose of unwanted electronics is online at

Medical waste and medications are not accepted at HHW collection events. More information about disposing of those items is online at

Latex or water-based paint is not considered hazardous and may be disposed of for a fee at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility, Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Businesses and organizations in Loudoun that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month are encouraged to visit or call 703-771-5500 for information about the county’s Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

For more information about the Household Hazardous Program, please call 703-771-5500 or visit

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