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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household hazardous wastes

Upcoming Collection Dates:

April 16, 2016

June 18, 2016

August 20, 2016

October 15, 2016


8:00am - 12:00pm



City Recycling Facility
2055 Beery Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

*For Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County residents.


Accepted materials:

Oil-based paint, solvents, spent fuel, motor oil, syringes and needles, pesticides, herbicides, lead acid and dry cell batteries, fluorescent lights, antifreeze, and cleaners. Materials must be in original containers. Collection will be limited to 5 units per household per event.

Materials must be labeled and in their original containers.

Protect yourself and visit the US Environmental Protection Agency's website for information on how to package and transport a mercury containing device to the collection site. 


No containers over five gallons in size.

No latex paint (dispose with bulk collection).

No chlorinated solvents (methylene chloride)

No regular recyclables. Please place them out for regular weekday collection. 


For questions or more information please call 540-434-5928 or Rockingham County's Recycling Coordinator at 540-564-3008.


What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous wastes are defined as leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients. Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.

Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and post a threat to human health.