Loudoun County, Va. (May 15, 2015) – Loudoun residents are invited to participate in the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Ashburn North Park and Ride, 45151 Russell Branch Parkway in Ashburn, near Strayer University.
Loudoun residents are welcome to bring HHW from their homes to these events. HHW includes (but is not limited to): fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, oil-based paints/stains/varnishes, paint thinners, metal polishes, rust removers, wood preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, pesticides/insecticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, and old fuels, including gas/oil mixes.
Please note that participants must have proof of Loudoun County residency such as a vehicle decal or applicable town sticker. Individual households are limited to typical household quantities:
- 15 containers of liquid (1 gallon container size) HHW
- 40 pounds of solid HHW
Latex or water-based paints can be disposed of in regular trash after thickening by mixing in mulch or kitty litter. Residents should check with their trash company, town government or HOA for regular trash pickup guidelines, requirements, or restrictions. Latex paint, in any condition, may also be disposed of at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, on all normal operating days for a fee.
Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries and propane tanks will not be accepted at HHW collection events. These materials are also accepted at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility. For more information, visit visitwww.loudoun.gov/landfill . Electronics are also not accepted at HHW collection events. For electronics recycling options, please visit www.loudoun.gov/electronics.
For more information, including other scheduled events, visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the Department of General Services at 703-771-5552. To stay up to date on recycling in Loudoun, “like” www.facebook.com/GreenLoudoun on Facebook or follow:www.twitter.com/GreenLoudoun.