Lancaster County Hazardous Waste and Electronics Waste Collection June 8 at the Courthouse Parking Lot

Lancaster’s June 8 HHW/E-Waste Collection Moves to Courthouse Parking Lot

In 2018 Lancaster County residents brought a record total of 29,343 lbs. of household hazardous waste (HHW) and 16,371 lbs. of electronic waste (E-waste) to collection events held last May and October.  The HHW/E-Waste events have become so successful that organizers moved future collections to the Lancaster County Courthouse parking lot, located at 8265 Mary Ball Road, beginning with the June 8, 2019 event that will run from 9 am until 2 pm.  “We simply outgrew our space at the Kilmarnock Recycling Center off of Irvington Road,” said Kathleen Watson, Outreach and Education Specialist at the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District (NNSWCD).  Lancaster County, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the NNSWCD have collaborated to provide residents with a convenient way to rid their property of hazardous household chemicals by holding twice yearly collections since 2009.  In 2011 the collection was expanded to cover electronic waste.

County residents and property owners are encouraged to bring old household chemicals such as oil-based paint, cleaners, solvents, old or used petroleum products, pool chemicals, pesticides and spent florescent and CFL bulbs to the Spring 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) on Saturday, June 8.  Electronic items such as old TVs, printers, computers, monitors and cell phones are also accepted. There is no charge to residents to drop these items off.

There are some items that residents should not bring, such as ammunition, radioactive materials, tires, car batteries, medical waste, prescription drugs and latex paint. Latex paint does not present a danger to the environment and can be safely disposed of once the paint has dried in the can.

Anyone with questions about the Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste collection event should call the Lancaster County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension at (804) 462-5780 or the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District at (804) 313-9102, extension 105.