Trash & Hazardous Waste

Trash is collected on Monday and Thursday. Recycling is collected every Monday. American Disposal Services recommends that you have your trash to the curb by 6:00 a.m. For more information, please see their website.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Button batteries (used in watches, hearing aids, calculators, etc.) For more information about battery recycling and collection locations, go to the Rechargeable Battery Corporation’s webpage:
  • Fertilizers with herbicides
  • Gasoline and other unwanted fuels
  • Herbicides
  • Household and automotive cleaning products
  • Insecticides
  • Oil-based paint, although hardened oil-based paint may also be disposed of in the trash. (Latex paint is not a Household Hazardous Waste. Learn more…
  • Paint thinners & solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Swimming pool chemicals

Waste That Will Not Be Accepted:

  • Ammunition: Call the Fire & Rescue dispatcher at 703-777-0637 or the Fire Marshal’s office at 703-737-8600.
  • Asbestos: should only be removed by a trained contractor.
  • Automotive: Used motor oil, antifreeze and lead-acid automobile batteries are not accepted at HHW events, but can be taken to the Loudoun County Landfill for recycling year-round.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors: They can be disposed of with your regular household trash.
  • Commercial, industrial, or medical waste (including biologically active waste): Contact a local waste management service company about these wastes (listed in the yellow pages)
  • Compressed gas cylinders larger than five pounds (camp stove size)
  • Dioxins, Kepones
  • Explosives, including fireworks: Call the Loudoun County Fire Marshal, 703-737-8600, for pickup
  • Household trash or special pick-up items.
  • Propane and helium cylinders: Propane cylinders can be returned to the point of purchase or delivered to the landfill empty for disposal. Helium tanks may also be delivered to the landfill for disposal.
  • Radioactive materials
  • Shock-sensitive materials
  • Smoke detectors: They can be disposed of with your regular household trash.
  • Unknown materials: Items without any type of identification