• Properly Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Saturday

        Loudoun County’s Office of Solid Waste Management will host a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 2008, at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road in Ashburn.

        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, and pool chemicals. Fluorescent bulbs are also accepted.

        Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile 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.

        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, or the complete 2008 HHW event schedule, visit our web site at www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the Office of Solid Waste Management at 703-777-0187.

        Contact: Gwen Kennedy, Recycling Specialist, 703-777-0187