Residents Encouraged to Recycle During Hazardous Waste Collection

The event will take place this Saturday at Heritage High School, in Leesburg.

The Department of Construction & Waste Management will host its last Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection of the year this Saturday at Heritage High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is for Loudoun County residents only.

Items that will be collected include fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, paint thinners, rust removers, furniture polish, pesticides/insecticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, old fuels including gas/oil mixes, and many others.

Latex or water-based paints are not a hazardous waste and can be dried or solidified and disposed of in your household garbage. 

Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries, propane tanks and electronics will not be accepted.

For more information, including tips on proper paint disposal, and items accepted or not accepted at the event, visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call 703-777-0187.

Wendy November 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I went to Heritage High School today Nov 17 around 12:00, and there was no one there - no cars in the parking lot, and no signs indicating there was a place to drop HHW.
L-burg mom November 26, 2012 at 04:17 AM
My son collected more than 67 pounds of used household batteries and brought them to the household hazardous waste event as a Cub Scout service project. it seems a lot of people know not to throw old batteries away in the regular trash but don't know what to do with them. Thanks for help with a great service project!


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