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Want to know what items are accepted and not accepted at the Loudoun County Landfill? Click on the waste type below for disposal options.
 
If your item is not included on this list, please call us at 703-771-5500 for disposal options.  If you would like to see an item added to the list, please send us a request by email.

Aerosol Cans
Air Conditioner
Ammunition

Animal Carcass
Animal Manure (see Manure)
Antifreeze
Appliance
Asbestos
Asphalt (see Inert Waste)
Automobile
Barrel (see Drum)
Batteries
Boat
Brake Fluid
Brick/Block (see Inert Waste)
Carpet/Rug
Chemicals, Household-type
Compressed Gas Cylinder, excluding Propane Tank
Computer/Monitor/Printer
Concrete (see Inert Waste)
Construction/Demolition Waste
Diesel Fuel
Dishwasher (see Appliance)
Dirt (see Inert Waste)
Drum  
Electronics
Exercise Equipment/Machine
Fencing
Fertilizer
Fire Detector (see
Smoke/Fire Detector)
Fire Extinguisher
Fireworks/Explosives
Fluorescent Bulb/Tube
Furniture
Garbage (see Trash/Garbage)
Gasoline or Gasoline/Oil Mixture
Grass (see Vegetative/Woody Waste)
Grill, Outdoor Electric or Gas
Hydraulic Oil (see Oil, Motor or Hydraulic)
Ice Maker/Ice Machine
Inert Waste (soil, rock, asphalt, concrete, brick, etc.)
Insulation (see Construction/Demolition Waste)
Kerosene
Lawn Mower
Leaves (see Vegetative/Woody Waste)

Manure
Mattress/Box Spring
Medical Waste
Medicine
Mercury-containing Products (thermometers, switches, etc.)
Metal, Scrap
Mineral Spirits
Microwave (see Appliance)
Mower (see
Lawn Mower)
Oil, Cooking
Oil, Fuel
Oil, Gear
Oil, Mineral
Oil, Motor or Hydraulic
Oil Filters
Paint, Latex

Paint, Oil-based
Pallets
Pesticides
Pesticides/Herbicides, Empty Containers
Pool Chemicals
Power Steering Fluid (see Transmission Fluid/ Power Steering Fluid)
Printer (see Electronics)

Propane Tank
Railroad Ties (see Wood, Treated)
Refrigerator/Freezer
Rubber Tracks/Skid Loader Tracks
Sharps/Needles (see
Medical Waste)
Shipping Crate
Smoke/Fire Detector
Soil (see Inert Waste)
Spill Clean-up Material
Storage Tank, Steel Aboveground or Underground
Syringes (see Medical Waste)
Tank, Oil (see Storage Tank)
Television
Thermometer (see Mercury-Containing Products)
Tires
Transite (see Asbestos)
Transmission Fluid/Power Steering Fluid
Trash/Garbage
Vegetative/Woody Waste, Untreated
Wood, Treated
Windshield Washer Fluid
Windows (see Construction/Demolition Waste)


 

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Aerosol Cans

 
Air Conditioner

  • Accepted for a fee; additional surcharge applies to refrigerant-containing unit.
  • All refrigerant-containing appliances must be declared to the Scalehouse Operator upon entry.
  • Place refrigerant-containing appliances in the designated area of the landfill.

 
Ammunition

  • NOT accepted.
  • Contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 to arrange for disposal.

 
Animal Carcass

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • Veterinary offices and other commercial businesses must comply with all business waste disposal regulations.

 
Antifreeze

 
Appliance

  • Accepted for a fee; additional surcharge applies to refrigerant-containing unit.
  • All refrigerant-containing appliances must be declared to the Scalehouse Operator upon entry.
  • Place metal appliances in the designated recycling area of the landfill.

 
Asbestos

  • Residents:
    • May bring small amounts of floor tile and roofing shingles ONLY. Fee applies.
    • Large quantities or other types of friable and non-friable asbestos are NOT accepted.
    • Asbestos siding (transite) NOT accepted.
    • Contact the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for other disposal options or search for asbestos abatement contractors in the phone book or online.
  • Businesses or Commercial Operations:

 
Automobile

  • NOT accepted.
  • Contact an auto salvage company.

 
Batteries

  • Residents:
    • Accepted; fees may apply.
    • Place lead-acid (i.e. automotive) batteries in the marked area located at the landfill recycling center (no fee). All other battery types may be disposed as regular trash for a fee.
    • May take batteries, except lead-acid, to a Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event (no fee).
  • Businesses or Commercial Operations:

 
Boat

  • Small boats accepted for a fee. Must be empty of oil and fuel.

 
Brake Fluid

  • Do NOT pour into motor oil tank at landfill recycling center. Most brake fluids are glycol-ether based and are not oil.
  • Residents:
    • Accepted ONLY in small quantities and household-type containers (5-gallon or smaller); fee applies.
    • May take to a Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event (no fee).
  • Businesses or Commercial Operations:

 
Carpet/Rug

  • Accepted for a fee.

 
Chemicals, Household-type

 
Compressed Gas Cylinder, excluding Propane Tank

  • Cylinders up to 100 pounds in size are accepted for a fee.
  • All cylinders must be empty, and the valve must be removed.
  • All cylinders must be declared to the Scalehouse Operator upon entry.
  • Place in designated metal recycling area of the landfill. 
  • For large cylinders over 100 pounds, contact the supplier for return or disposal options.

 
Computer/Monitor/Printer

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • May take for recycling to a Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event or local business that accepts electronic waste; fees may apply.

 
Construction/Demolition Waste

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • Materials containing asbestos are NOT accepted.  For more information, see Asbestos.

 
Diesel Fuel

 
Drum, Steel or Plastic

  • Accepted for a fee. Must be empty.
  • Drum with open top must have the lid removed for inspection; drum with closed or welded top must have one end cut off. 
  • If metal, place in designated metal recycling area of the landfill.

 
Electronics

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • May take for recycling to a Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event or local business that accepts electronic waste; fees may apply.

 
Exercise Equipment/Machine

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • If mostly metal, place in designated metal recycling area of the landfill.

 
Fencing

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • If possible, please separate any metal and untreated wood and place in designated recycling areas.

 
Fertilizer

  • Not containing pesticides or herbicides, accepted for a fee.
  • Containing pesticides or herbicides, see Pesticides.

 
Fire Extinguisher

 
Fireworks/Explosives

  • NOT accepted.
  • Contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 to arrange for disposal.

 
Fluorescent Bulb/Tube

 
Furniture

  • Accepted for a fee.

 
Gasoline or Gasoline/Oil Mixture 

 
Grill, Outdoor Electric or Gas 

  • Accepted for a fee. Propane Tank must be removed from gas grill.
  • Place grill without tank in designated metal recycling area of the landfill.

 
Ice Maker/Ice Machine

  • Accepted for a fee; additional surcharge applies to refrigerant-containing unit.
  • All refrigerant-containing appliances must be declared to the Scalehouse Operator upon entry.
  • Place refrigerant-containing appliances in the designated area of the landfill.

 
Inert Waste

  • Includes: asphalt, block, brick, concrete, dirt, rock, soil, etc.
  • Accepted for a fee.
  • Place in designated inert waste area at the landfill.
  • Please note that Spill Clean-up Material (or Contaminated Soil) is only accepted under certain conditions.

 
Kerosene

 
Lawn Mower

  • Accepted for a fee. Must be empty of oil and fuel.

 
Manure

  • Accepted for a fee.

 
Mattress/Box Spring

  • Accepted for a fee.

 
Medical Waste

  • Residents:
    • Accepted ONLY if generated AT HOME BY RESIDENT; fee applies. (Medical waste generated commercially or by a health care worker in your home or other location is the responsibility of that commercial entity or health care worker and must be disposed of in accordance with applicable state regulations for medical waste.)
    • Needles and syringes must be placed in a rigid container with a screw-on cap, such as an empty laundry detergent or bleach bottle, with tape wrapped around the closed cap.  Label the container “CAUTION, DO NOT RECYCLE.”
  • Businesses or Commercial Operations:

 
Medicine

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • Keep medicine in the original container and cross out person’s name and prescription number. For pills, add some salt water to start dissolving them. For liquids, add something inedible like cat litter, dirt, or ash. Seal the container and secure the lid with tape.
  • PLEASE do not flush unused medicines down the toilet or pour them down the drain because they can end up in rivers and streams and harm the environment.
  • For more information on the safe disposal of medicines, visit FDA: Safe Disposal of Medicines.

 
Mercury-containing Products

 
Metal, Scrap

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • Place in designated metal recycling area at the landfill.

 
Mineral Spirits

 
Oil, Cooking

  • Accepted ONLY in small quantities (five gallon-container or less); fee applies.

 
Oil, Fuel

  • Accepted (#2, #4, and #6 fuel oil); no fee for recycling.
  • Pour into marked used oil tank located at the landfill recycling center.
  • Gas/Oil Mixtures
    • NOT accepted.

       

 
Oil, Gear

 
Oil, Mineral

 

 

Oil, Motor or Hydraulic

  

 

Oil Filters

 
Paint, Latex

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • If possible, PLEASE let paint air dry in can; or pour onto newspaper to dry; or mix with a chemical paint hardener (purchase at hardware store), sawdust, mulch, or kitty litter. Liquid paint can pose a hazard to our staff and equipment.

 
Paint, Oil-based

 

 

Pallets

  • Both wood and plastic accepted for a fee.
  • Cannot be recycled; place in designated disposal area.

 
Pesticides

 
Pesticides/Herbicides, Empty Containers

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • Do NOT recycle as residue can be a contaminant.
  • Please follow "Triple Rinse" guidelines to clean containers. More information can be found on the Ag Container Recycling Council website.

 
Pool Chemicals

 
Propane Tank
 

  • Propane tanks from 1 to 100 pounds accepted for a fee; additional surcharge applies.
  • All propane tanks must be declared to the Scalehouse Operator upon entry.
  • Place in designated propane tank collection area of the landfill.
  • For propane tanks over 100 pounds, contact the supplier for return or disposal options.

 
Refrigerator/Freezer

  • Accepted for a fee; additional surcharge applies to refrigerant-containing unit.
  • All refrigerant-containing appliances must be declared to the Scalehouse Operator upon entry.
  • Place refrigerant-containing appliances in the designated area of the landfill.

 
Rubber Tracks/Skid Loader Tracks

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • Not recycled; place in designated disposal area.


Shipping Crate

  • Both wood and plastic accepted for a fee.
  • Cannot be recycled; place in designated disposal area.

 
Smoke/Fire Detector

 
Spill Clean-up Material

  • Includes: petroleum-contaminated soil
  • Residents:
    • Accepted; fee applies
  • Businesses or Commercial Operations

 
Storage Tank, Steel Aboveground or Underground

  • Up to 1,000 gallon capacity accepted for a fee.
  • Tank must be empty, clean, and cut in half.
  • Place in designated metal recycling area of the landfill.
  • If you are unable to cut the tank in half, contact the Landfill Manager for other instructions prior to approval.
  • Note that a permit (Storage Tank Removal Permit Application) needs to be obtained from the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's office before removal.  More information can be found on their Code Permit Applications page.

 
Television

  • Accepted for a fee.
  • May take for recycling to a Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event or local business that accepts electronic waste; fees may apply.

 
Tires

  • Accepted for a fee; surcharge applies.
  • All tires must be declared to the Scalehouse Operator upon entry.
  • Place in designated area of the landfill.

 
Transmission Fluid/Power Steering Fluid

 
Trash/Garbage

  • Accepted for a fee.

 
Vegetative/Woody Waste, Untreated 

  • Accepted for a fee. Must be under 3 feet in diameter and 8 feet in length.
  • Place in designated vegetative waste recycling area of the landfill.

 
Wood, Treated

  • Accepted for a fee.  Cannot be recycled; place in designated disposal area.
  • Treated wood includes railroad ties and other wood products used for decks and fences.

Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Do NOT pour into antifreeze tank at landfill recycling center. Windshield washer fluid is primarily methyl-alcohol based and is not solely glycol-based like antifreeze.
  • Residents:
    • Accepted ONLY in small quantities and household-type containers (5-gallon or smaller); fee applies.
    • May take to a Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event (no fee).
  • Businesses or Commercial Operations:


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