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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Next Loudoun Household Hazardous Waste Event is April 13, 2019, in Hamilton

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The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Harmony Park and Ride, 39464 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton.  Any questions on the day of the event concerning items accepted, directions, etc., may be directed to 571-233-1937.

Loudoun residents are welcome to bring HHW from their homes to the event, free of charge.  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 chemical. 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 find out 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, 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 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 April 13, Loudoun County has scheduled other collection events including: 

  • May 4: Ashburn North Park and Ride, 45151 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn
  • June 22: Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding

All HHW events are free and are held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

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

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