WARSAW—The fall 2018 household and electronic waste collection for Lancaster County will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. September 15 at the Kilmarnock Refuse Center, 320 White Pine Drive, Kilmarnock.
This event, a collaborative effort among Lancaster County, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District (NNSWCD) gives Lancaster residents an opportunity to safely dispose of household chemicals such as oil-based paint, anti-freeze, old motor oil, expired pesticides and cleaning products, spent fluorescent and CFL bulbs and other substances that should never be placed in the garbage or poured onto the ground, reported NNSWCD education/outreach director Kathleen Watson. These chemicals pose a danger to pets, wildlife and the environment if not disposed of properly.
Residents also are urged to bring old or broken electronic items for recycling. Items such as televisions, computer monitors, computers, rechargeable batteries, telephones, printers and fax machines will be accepted, said Watson.
Do not bring radioactives such as smoke alarms, or regular appliances, she said. Other items that cannot be accepted include ammunition, prescription drugs, latex paint (is considered non hazardous and may be dried out and discarded), tires, car batteries or medical waste.
Anyone with questions about the Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste collection event should call the Lancaster County Extension Office, 462-5780, or the NNSWCD office, 313-9102.