Sunday, April 14, 2024

Have old household chemicals? Here’s how you can get rid of them safely

Do you have old paint or unused household chemicals, but don’t know how get rid of them in an environmentally-safe way?

Residents of Williamsburg and James City County can dispose of those items and more in an environmentally-safe manner from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Warhill High School, located at 4615 Opportunity Way.

Disposal is free. The event is sponsored b James City County in coordination with the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority.

The following items will be accepted:

Household maintenance products: oils, paints, latex paints, stains, wood sealers, thinners, solvents, adhesives, glues.

Automotive products: gasoline and other fuels, auto batteries, car waxes, oil and gasoline mixtures, transmission fluid, brake fluid, fuel additives.

Lawn and garden products: insecticides, weed killers, other pesticides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals.

Household cleaning products: oven cleaners, drain cleaners, metal polishes, floor waxes.

Miscellaneous products: photo-finishing supplies, chemistry sets, charcoal fluid, fluorescent light bulbs (including compact fluorescent light bulbs).

Computer products: Desktop and laptop computers, servers, monitors (both LCD and CRT types, computer wiring, desktop printers (including multi function printers, or “all in ones”), fax machines, desktop photocopiers and scanners, cell phones.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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