• Loudoun County's Solid Waste Management Drop Off March 21st @ Heritage HS

        Loudoun County’s Office of Solid Waste Management will host the first Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event of 2009 from 8:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road in Leesburg.

        Typical HHW items are oil-based paints/stains/varnishes, paint thinners, old fuels including gas/oil mixes, kerosene, and diesel fuel; and cleaners such as oven cleaners, drain cleaners, bathroom cleaners, and all purpose cleaners. Other HHW items are scouring powders, mothballs, mildew removers, metal polishes, rust removers,wood preservatives, furniture polishes and waxes, pool chemicals, and pesticides. Fluorescent bulbs and rechargeable batteries are also accepted.

        Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries and propane tank swill not be accepted at any HHW collection events. They can be recycled year round at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility.

        Also, latex or water-based paints are not a hazardous waste. Dry or solidify leftover paint for disposal with your household garbage.

        For more tips on proper paint disposal, identification of HHW, and the 2009 HHW event schedule, visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the Office of Solid Waste Management at 703-777-0187.