Household Hazardous Waste

About the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Loudoun County typically conducts eight Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events from March through November to collect used and unwanted household hazardous materials such as gasoline and household chemicals, and the events are held at various locations throughout the county, not at the county landfill.  

A hazardous waste management contractor manages each collection event to accept and package the waste for shipment to an appropriate processing facility.

Special Notice for the 2020 HHW Events

Social Distancing and Other Procedures

  • The HHW events include social distancing measures that help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  In accordance with Governor Northam’s Executive Order 63, members of the public will be required to wear face coverings at the point of service.  Because of safety concerns related to various types of hazardous materials, the events feature a drive-through process in which residents are instructed to remain in their vehicles and allow event staff to unload any items accepted for disposal. In order to achieve adequate social distancing between event staff and customers, items must be placed in the rear of the vehicle, such as the trunk of a car, the bed of a pickup truck or the very back of an SUV. Items will not be accepted if in the front seat, back seat or if the driver attempts to hand an item to staff. In order to ensure everyone remains in their vehicle while at the point of service, if items are transported inside plastic bags, the bags must be open, not tied or sealed. Staff are not allowed to open any plastic bag containing HHW.   
  • The limit per household is 15 gallons of liquid HHW (container size not to exceed 5-gallon), and 40 pounds of solid HHW (container size not to exceed 5-gallon).  
  • Participants should be able to provide proof of Loudoun County residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

2020 Spring Household Hazardous Waste Events

Date Time Location
March 21 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 751 Miller Drive 
Leesburg, VA 20175
April 25 Canceled Harmony Park & Ride
39464 East Colonial Highway
Hamilton, VA 20158
May 30 Canceled Ashburn North Park & Ride
45151 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147
June 27 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Freedom High School
25450 Riding Center Drive
South Riding, VA 20152
July 25 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lovettsville Elementary School
49 South Loudoun Street
Lovettsville, VA 20180
September 19 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Harmony Park and Ride
39464 East Colonial Highway
Hamilton, VA 20158
October 10 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 751 Miller Drive, SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
November 21 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Claude Moore Park
46150 Loudoun Park Lane
Sterling, VA 20164

Limit Per Household

  • Up to 15 gallons of liquid household waste / 40 pounds of solid household waste
    (Container size no larger than five gallons)

Please note that participants must provide proof of Loudoun County residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

The county also conducts two hazardous waste disposal collection events each year for local businesses under the Business Hazardous Waste Program.


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