Harrisonburg to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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Release from Harrisonburg:

Harrisonburg, VA – The city of Harrisonburg will be hosting another Household Hazardous Waste Collection this weekend.

Residents are reminded of the collection program, Single Stream Collection, and of the requirement to remove all hazardous materials from the waste.

On Saturday, October 15, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. city and Rockingham County residents may drop off materials at the city’s Recycling Facility, 2055 Beery Road in Harrisonburg.

Household hazardous wastes are defined as leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients.

Improper disposal of these products can include pouring them down the drain, dumping them on to the ground on in storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

Accepted materials:

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

The materials must be labeled and in their original containers. The collection will be limited to five units per household and 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).

More information is available at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/hazardous-waste-collection.