Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

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What:

Household hazardous waste should not be disposed of in the regular trash or poured down the drain. Household hazardous waste refers to used or leftover contents of consumer products that contain materials with one of the four characteristics of a hazardous waste: toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or reactive.

When/Where:

Residents may take their household hazardous waste to one of the permanent collection sites listed below or to a scheduled collection event. 

 

Examples of Household Hazardous Waste 

  • Automotive oil & antifreeze
  • Cleaners and polishers
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Mercury (thermometers)
  • Oil-based paint
  • Paint thinners, strippers & solvents                     
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Stains & varnishes

Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

I-66 Transfer Station

4618 West Ox Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 631-1179, TTY 711

 

I-95 Landfill

9850 Furnace Road,

Lorton, VA 22079

(703) 690-1703, TTY 711

For more information, call the Infoline: (703) 324-5068, TTY 711 or visit

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/ trash/disphhw.htm