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Spring Cleaning? Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste on Saturday, April 9
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Spring Cleaning? Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste on Saturday, April 9

Spring is the perfect time to clean and organize your garage, basement, and cabinets.  As you sort through your household, it is important to remember that items such as paints, stains, or fuels should not be poured down the drain or thrown away in your household garbage.  The Department of Construction and Waste Management encourages you to bring these items and others to the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event on Saturday April 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Avenue, Purcellville.

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, 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 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 Solid Waste Management Facility.

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

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