Household Chemicals, Computers Accepted at Saturday Recycling Event

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recyclingHampton Roads residents can drop off household chemicals and computer parts to be safely recycled at a collection event Saturday morning.

The recycling event, organized by the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon April 9 at Warhill High School, located at 4615 Opportunity Way.

Materials found in a “home environment,” including household maintenance, automotive, lawn care, garden and cleaning supplies, will be accepted:

  • Household Maintenance: Oil paint, latex paint, stains, solvents, glue, varnishes, adhesives
  • Automotive: Gasoline and other fuels, waxes, gas/oil mixtures, brake fluid, engine cleaner
  • Lawn & Garden: Insecticides, weed killers, pesticides, fertilizers, pest strips
  • Household Cleaning: Oven cleaners, drain cleaners, floor waxes and cleaners, metal polishes or jewelry cleaners, bleach, degreasers, septic tank cleaners, toilet cleaners
  • Miscellaneous: Charcoal fluids, dyes, kerosene, swimming pool chemicals, photo finishing chemicals, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs including CFL’s

Motor oil and antifreeze are not accepted at all events, but are collected at no charge at the James City County Convenience Centers and the York County Waste Management Site.

The following items will not be accepted during the household chemical collection:

  •  TVs
  •  Alkaline Batteries
  •  Medications
  •  Business or Medical Waste
  •  Explosives, compressed gas cylinders
  •  Shock sensitive materials
  •  Radioactive products
  •  Large quantities of unknown materials
  •  Ammunition
  •  Gun Powder
  •  Household Trash

The only computer parts that will be accepted are desktop and laptop computers; servers; LCD and CRT monitors; computer wiring; desktop printers, including multi-function or “all-in-one” printers; fax machines; desktop photocopiers, scanners and cell phones.

Click here for more information about VPPSA and its collection events.