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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event is November 17

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The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Claude Moore Park, 46150 Loudoun Park Lane in Sterling. Follow Loudoun Park Lane to the final parking lot and ball field.  

This is the last county-sponsored HHW event until March 2019. Waste should only be brought to this location on the scheduled date and event time. Please do not drop off HHW at any unattended site.

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, acids (muriatic, sulfuric, etc.), 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, flea and tick powders and sprays, and other toxic chemicals.  Any questions on the day of the event concerning items or quantities accepted, operating hours, directions, etc. should be directed to 571-233-1937.

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 requested to provide proof of Loudoun County residency such as a driver’s license, utility bill, voter registration card, et cetera.  

What is Not Accepted?

Motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries (such as for computer backup systems), propane tanks, and oil-based space heaters are not accepted at HHW collection events. These materials are accepted at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility (the landfill), at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg.  Motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries and other lead-acid batteries are accepted at the landfill recycling center free of charge.  Fees apply for disposal at the landfill of propane tanks and oil-based space heaters. 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 paint and water-based paint are not considered hazardous. Please take latex or water-based paint to the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility (landfill), Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular disposal fees apply.

Businesses and organizations in Loudoun that generate small amounts of hazardous waste are encouraged to visit www.loudoun.gov/bhwp or call 703-771-5500 for information about the county’s Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

For more information about the Household Hazardous Program, call 703-771-5500 or visitwww.loudoun.gov/hhw.

To stay up to date on recycling in Loudoun, like www.facebook.com/GreenLoudoun or followwww.twitter.com/GreenLoudoun.

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