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Loudoun County to Hold First Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2011 March 19
Loudoun County to Hold First Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2011 March 19

Mark Your Calendar for the First 2011 Household Hazardous Waste Event

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Department of Construction & Waste Management will host the first Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event in 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road in Leesburg.

HHW includes items such as fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, oil-based paints/stains/varnishes, paint thinners, metal polishes, rust removers, pesticides, herbicides, wood preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, bathroom, kitchen and oven cleaners, pool chemicals, old fuels including gas/oil mixes, kerosene and diesel fuel, 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/lead acid batteries, and propane tanks will not be accepted at any HHW collection events. They can be recycled year round at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility.

For more tips on proper paint disposal, identification of HHW or the 2011 HHW event schedule, please visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the Department of Construction & Waste Management at 703-777-0187.