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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Fall Residential Household Hazardous Waster Collection

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Gloucester residents can safely dispose of hazardous chemicals used for pools, lawn maintenance, and

household cleaning during the Fall 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled on Saturday,

October 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Guinea Road Convenience Center, 7599 Guinea

Road, Hayes, VA.

This event provides an opportunity for Gloucester County residents to dispose of automobile hazardous

waste such as antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, gasoline (including gasoline/oil mix), as well as

automotive and other lead‐acid storage batteries. Used motor oil can be routinely recycled at any of the

county’s convenience centers. Gloucester residents can also safely get rid of painting supplies, including

paints, solvents, thinners, epoxies, and wood preservative. Also accepted are yard, gardening and

household chemicals such pesticides and herbicides, toxic and caustic household cleaners, mercury, and

pool chemicals. Homeowners may bring fluorescent light tubes, LED and CFC bulbs to the collection

event. Please note that items listed above can only be accepted in amounts for “normal household

use”.

Computers and computer monitors, keyboards, and printers will be collected as well as television sets.

Some items are not acceptable at the collection. Unacceptable items are ammunition, explosives,

fireworks, marine and other flares, radioactive waste, asbestos, drugs and medicines, and other medical

waste.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection is open only to residents of Gloucester County.

Two collections are planned annually. The spring collection will be held at the Middle Peninsula Landfill

and Recycling Center in the Glenns area in April 2019.

For more information about the event contact the Gloucester Clean Community Office at 804.693.5370

or email Leslie Bowie, Clean Community Coordinator at lbowie@gloucesterva.info.

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