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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Next Household Hazardous Waste Event is July 7 in Lovettsville

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The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Lovettsville Elementary School, at 49 South Loudoun Street, Lovettsville, VA 20180. All HHW events are free and are held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please note that fireworks will not be accepted. Anyone who has questions about disposing of fireworks may contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal at 703-737-8600. 

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, sulfuric acid, ammonia, mercury, mercury thermometers and thermostats, gasoline, expired fuel, auto cleaners and flushes, brake and transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, fire extinguishers, moth balls, flea and tick products, photographic chemicals, and other hobby 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 may be asked to present proof of Loudoun County residency such as a driver’s license, utility bill, voter registration card,et cetera.

Motor oil, antifreeze, automobile 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 www.loudoun.gov/landfill 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 www.loudoun.gov/electronics

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

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 www.loudoun.gov/bhwp or call 703-771-5500 for information about the county’s Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

In addition to the upcoming HHW event on July 7, Loudoun County has scheduled several other collection events in 2018: 

  • September 22: Harmony Park and Ride, 39464 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton 
  • October 13: 751 Miller Drive, S.E., Leesburg (Note new location.)
  • November 17: Claude Moore Park, 46150 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling
For more information about the Household Hazardous Program, please call 703-771-5500 or visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw

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