Northumberland, Lancaster hazardous waste collection set for Sept. 21
Lancaster and Northumberland Counties continue to offer residents two Household Hazardous and Electronics Waste Collections a year. Due to steady community response to the events, this fall’s collection, set for Saturday, Sept. 21, will be held with slight changes to afternoon hours to allow for a more timely and smooth transition to the Northumberland Horsehead site. Until further notice, the Northumberland collection will begin at 1:30 P.M. and end at 5:00 P.M. This is a half hour shift from previous. Lancaster County timeframe will remain the same, 7:30 – 11 a.m.
Last May’s collections showed continued interest by residents, as Lancaster County had a total of 201 residents bringing a total of 9511 pounds of hazardous products. In Northumberland, 117 citizens delivered 6075 pounds. Thanks go to residents for participating in these collections and helping protect their family and our precious land and water from contamination by leftover hazardous materials.
For the September 21 collection, county residents are encouraged to bring their household hazardous and electronics products to these specific locations:
7:30 – 11 a.m. Lancaster County, at the Kilmarnock Refuse Center,
320 White Pine Drive, (off Irvington Rd., Rte. 200).
1:30 – 5 p.m. Northumberland County, at Horsehead Refuse Center, 1175 Northumberland Highway.
Do Bring : spent fluorescent bulbs, unwanted pesticides, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, cleaners, non-latex stains and paint, old/contaminated fuels, household chemicals, computers, monitors, telephones (cell phones and telephone systems), fax machines, printers and copiers, televisions, banking and financial equipment, rechargeable batteries, electronic circuit boards and components, stereo equipment, games, PDA’s.
Do Not Bring: tires, car batteries, radioactives, smoke detectors, medical waste, ammo/related explosives, latex paint or alkaline batteries (both non-hazardous). Household appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves will not be collected.
Questions on the collections? Please call Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District at (804) 333-3525, ext. 102, or VA Cooperative Extension offices: Lancaster, (804) 462-5780, and Northumberland, 580-5694.