• We ALL Need Water to Survive

        Recall back in science class in junior high when you learned in science class that water makes up over 70% of your body, but yet less than 1% of the Earth’s water is clean enough to drink? I hope you are nodding your head “yes.” Now let’s help keep water from being contaminated with pollutants. A few minutes out of your day could mean less pollutants end up in local drinking water wells and in the habitats of local wildlife. Loudoun County residents are strongly urged to drop off unwanted paints, stains, fuels, cleaners, and other hazardous wastes to Heritage High School in Leesburg on Saturday, November 21st, from 8:30am-2:30pm during the Household Hazardous Waste collection event. The next collection will be has yet to be announced, but Loudoun County authorities say it will be held after the New Year.

        Accepted Items:

        • Fluorescent bulbs
        • Oil-based paint/stains/varnishes
        • Paint thinners
        • Metal polishes
        • Rust removers
        • Wood preservatives
        • Old fuels: gas/oil mixes, kerosene, & diesel

        NOT accepted for HHW*

        • Used motor oil
        • Antifreeze
        • Automobile batteries
        • Lead-acid batteries
        • Propane tanks

        *These items can be dropped off year round at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility on Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg.

        For more information go to www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the Solid Waste Management Office at (703) 777-0187.