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Harrisonburg, Rockingham Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

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City of Harrisonburg
Press Release

Harrisonburg, VA – The Harrisonburg Public Works Department is partnering with Rockingham County in collecting household hazardous waste. Collection will take place on April 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the City's Recycling Facility located at 2055 Beery Road.

For the first time, the collection day is open to residents of the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

Household hazardous waste consists of leftover household products that cannot be put down the drain or in the regular garbage. Items include:

  • Oil-based paint
  • Solvents
  • Spent fuel and motor oil
  • Syringes and needles
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Lead acid and dry cell batteries
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Antifreeze
  • Cleaners

Please keep in mind that when dropping off items they must be in their original containers and each household is limited to five units. It is recommended to combine like items into one container/unit (example: all fluorescent lights could be bundled together or put in the same container).

All residents are reminded that latex paint, chlorinated solvents, and containers larger than five gallons in size will not be accepted at the collection day.

To learn more about the materials accepted and the requirements for drop off please visit: www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/hazardous-waste-collection.

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