Time to Clean out the Garage? Household Hazardous Waste Collection Offered Saturday

The Loudoun County government will offer a household hazardous waste collection at Freedom High School on Saturday, June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Material that will be collected and safely disposed of includes fluorescent light bulbs, dry-cell batteries, oil-based paint/stain/varnish, paint thinner, mineral spirits, metal polish, rust remover, wood strippers and preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, sealants and solvents, bleach, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizer, pool chemicals, muriatic acid, ammonia, mercury thermometers and thermostats, gasoline, gas-oil mixes, expired fuel, auto cleaners and flushes, brake and transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, fire extinguishers, moth balls, pet care products, and photo chemicals.

The limit is 15 gallons of liquid and 40 pounds of solid waste per household. Participants must have proof of Loudoun County residency such as a vehicle decal or applicable town sticker.

Motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries including household computer backups, and propane tanks will not be accepted, but can be recycled at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road south of Leesburg.

For more information about the Household Hazardous Program, call 703-771-5500 or go to loudoun.gov/hhw.

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