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Posted on: March 18, 2019

First Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2019 is March 23 in Leesburg

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Loudoun County announces the 2019 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) spring collection schedule with the first collection event of the year set for Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 751 Miller Drive, SE in Leesburg. All HHW events are free and are held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Loudoun county residents are invited to participate in the upcoming events: 

  • March 23: 751 Miller Drive, SE, Leesburg
  • April 13: Harmony Park & Ride, 39464 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton
  • May 4: Ashburn North Park & Ride, 45151 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn
  • June 22: Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding

Any questions on the day of the event concerning items or quantities accepted, operating hours, directions, etc., should be directed to 571-233-1937.

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, other acids, ammonia, mercury thermometers and thermostats, gasoline, gas-oil mixtures, expired fuel, auto cleaners and flushes, brake and transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, fire extinguishers, moth balls, pet care products, and photo chemicals.  Call 703-771-5500 if you have an item that is not on this list 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 requested to provide proof of Loudoun County residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

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, (landfill) 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 seeking hazardous waste disposal options are encouraged to visit www.loudoun.gov/bhwp or call 703-771-5500 for information about the county’s Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

The summer and fall HHW collection event schedules will be announced at a later date. For more information about the county’s Household Hazardous Waste Program, call 703-771-5500 or visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw

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