Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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Current Size: 80%

Upcoming Collection Dates:

May 11, 2024

October 12, 2024


8:00am - 12:00pm



Rockingham County Landfill
813 Greendale Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

*For Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County residents.


Accepted Household Hazardous Waste Materials:

Oil-based paint, solvents, spent fuel, motor oil, syringes and needles, pesticides, herbicides, lead acid, NiMH, Li-ion, and NiCd batteries, fluorescent lights, antifreeze, and cleaners. Please bring materials in original containers when possible. Collection will be limited to 5 units per household per event, therefore we encourage consolidation.

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. Recyclables can be brought to the Mobile Recycling Unit or to the Recycling Convenience Center


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 pose a threat to human health.