Many of the products we use every day contain chemicals that are potentially hazardous to our health and the environment. Improper disposal of the products listed below can pollute our environment and cause injury to collection workers. It is our responsibility to properly use, store, and dispose of hazardous waste. All household hazardous waste is disposed of by a licensed hazardous waste disposal firm.
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday AND Saturday ONLY 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday through Friday & Sunday
Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste Items
* Latex (waterbased) paint is not considered hazardous material. Dried out cans of latex paint can be disposed of in the regular trash.
** Household, alkaline batteries can be thrown away in the regular trash.
Unacceptable Hazardous Waste Items
Electronics - Acceptable Items
The Electronics Recycling Center accepts many types of electronics. For a comprehensive list of acceptable electronics, please view our brochure below.
Acceptable Appliances include:
These items contain either chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants or hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants depending on their date of manufacture. Information about the dangers of CFC’s is available on the EPA website. These items are not acceptable as regular trash nor can they be disposed of at the Covanta Energy Facility on Eisenhower Ave. Disposal options for these items include:
Use: Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are lighting more homes than ever before, and EPA is encouraging Americans to use and recycle them safely. Carefully recycling CFLs prevents the release of mercury into the environment and allows for the reuse of glass, metals and other materials that make up fluorescent lights. *Please read this flyer about the use and safe disposal of CFLs.
Breakage Clean Up: Fluorescent light bulbs and some older thermostats and thermometers contain a very small amount of mercury sealed within glass tubing. Learn more about EPA Clean Up Recommendations for broken fluorescent light bulbs and other mercury containing items.
Please contact the City Fire Department's Special Operations Battalion Chief at 703.746.5277 for further information about mercury spill clean up
Disposal: Unbroken fluorescent bulbs or properly sealed broken bulbs can be taken to the City's Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Center.
Household Hazardous Waste
Service Source6295 Edsall Rd, Suite 175 Alexandria, VA 22312 Tel: (703) 461-6000
The City of Alexandria provides weekly household hazardous waste and electronics recycling collection for City residents ONLY (i.e. those living in the following zip codes: 22301, 22302, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22312, and 22314). Proof of residency is required.
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators: Business may NOT use the City's HHW collection program to dispose of any hazardous waste. All businesses that produce hazardous wastes (including conditionally exempt small quantity generators, CESQG) should contact a licensed and permitted hazardous waste disposal company to properly document and dispose of their hazardous wastes. A partial list of companies is provided below for your convenience. Please contact the Soid Waste Division main telephone number: 703-746-4410 for additional information.
The City does not endorse any of the businesses below, please check certifications before selecting a vendor.
Electronics Recycling Information
KnowToxics: www.knowtoxics.com and click on private recycling services.
Local Electronics Recyclers: Call for pricing
Residents and businesses can reduce the need to use the household hazardous waste site by using less toxic products and donating reusable electronics to charities.
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