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Reduce Your "Waste Line" This Summer In One Easy Step!
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Reduce Your "Waste Line" This Summer In One Easy Step!

Summer is the perfect time to shed some of the excess waste found throughout your household.  Are you storing paint, stains, fuels, or pesticides that you are not sure how to dispose of?  The Department of Construction and Waste Management encourages you to bring these items and others to the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday June 25, 2011 at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn.   It’s a guaranteed way to reduce your “waste line!”

HHW includes items such as 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, 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 and propane tanks will not be accepted at any HHW collection events. They can be recycled year round at the Loudoun County Landfill on 21101 Evergreen Mills Road.

For more tips on proper paint disposal, items accepted or not accepted at the event, or the 2011 HHW event schedule, visit the Loudoun County Government website www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the Department of Construction & Waste Management at 703-777-0187.

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