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Posted on: July 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Loudoun County Landfill Makes Temporary Adjustments to Waste Oil Recycling Service

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The collection of waste oil for recycling at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg, is being adjusted due to the need to replace the oil collection tank, a process that could take several months. 

Waste oil collection at the landfill was temporarily suspended last week following the discovery of a leak in the oil tank during a routine inspection. Beginning Wednesday, July 19, 2023, customers may bring up to five total gallons per week of the following products for recycling: waste motor oil, engine oil, heating oil, hydraulic oil, kerosene, lamp oil, power steering fluid and transmission fluid. Waste gasoline is not accepted. Customers may be required to leave the product containers in a collection bin instead of pouring the material into a tank. 

The oil collection tank being replaced holds an estimated 1,500 gallons. The landfill annually recycles more than 40,000 gallons of oil and related fluids at no charge to customers. 

Loudoun County regrets any inconvenience to landfill customers and encourages residents to contact local auto parts stores for other motor oil recycling opportunities. Businesses that generate larger quantities of used motor oil should contact waste oil collection services.    

Updates on the status of the oil drop-off center will be posted at loudoun.gov/landfill.

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