Hazardous Waste Collection Offered Saturday in Lovettsville

The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste event will be held Saturday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lovettsville Elementary School, 49 South Loudoun Street in Lovettsville.

Loudoun residents are welcome to bring household hazardous waste from their homes to the event, free of charge. Typical hazardous waste items include fluorescent lightbulbs, batteries, oil-based paints, bleach, pesticides and insecticides, pool chemicals, brake and transmission fluid, and fire extinguishers, among other items.

The limit per household is 15 gallons of liquid waste in containers of up to 5 gallons each, and 40 pounds of solid waste.  Participants may be requested to provide proof of Loudoun County residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

Motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, propane tanks and oil-based space heaters will not be accepted at hazardous waste collection events; instead, take those to the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility on Evergreen Mills Road

To dispose of ammunition, explosives and gunpowder, contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600. To learn how to dispose of electronics, visit loudoun.gov/electronics; and for medical waste, visit loudoun.gov/hhw.

Waste from businesses, organizations and government agencies will also not be accepted. To learn about the county’s county’s Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program, visit loudoun.gov/bhwp or call 703-771-5500.

Any questions on the day of the event concerning items accepted or directions may be directed to 571-233-1937.

For more information, call the Loudoun County Waste Management Division at 703-771-5500 or visit loudoun.gov/hhw. Future hazardous waste events are planned in September in Hamilton, October in Leesburg, and November at Claude Moore Park in Sterling. All events are free and held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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