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2014 Household Chemical Collections
Click HERE for a printable brochure

To see if there are any Middle Peninsula events scheduled,
please go to the Upcoming Events page

All collections are open to the residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Hampton and Poquoson.  Proof of residency may be required.

Warhill High School
4615 Opportunity Way
(just off Centerville Rd)

All events in 2014 will also be Electronics Recycling Events-
please go HERE for more information

Acceptable Materials        Unacceptable Materials

What to do with Latex Paint

James City County
York County Hampton
Location: Warhill High School
4615 Opportunity Way
County Drive, Yorktown
(off Goodwin Neck Rd)
Public Works Operations Complex,
419 N. Armistead Ave
Poquoson Municipal Building,
Municipal Drive
Times: 8:00AM - 12:00 Noon 8:00AM - 12:00 Noon 8:00AM - 12:00 Noon 8:00AM - 12:00 Noon
Dates: February 8
April 12
June 14
August 9
October 11

*see location change above
March 8
May 10
July 12
September 13
November 8
March 15
May 17
July 19
September 20
November 15
October 4
Acceptable Materials are those typically found in a home environment, and include products such as the following:

Household Maintenance: Oil paint, Latex paint, Stains, Solvents, Glue, Varnishes, Adhesives

Automotive: Gasoline and other fuels, Waxes, Gas/oil mixtures, Brake fluid, Engine cleaner (Motor oil and antifreeze are NOT accepted at all events, please click HERE for more information.)

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)

Unacceptable Materials

  •  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

What to do with Latex Paint

  • If the paint is old and dry, you can leave the lid off and dispose of in your regular trash. 
  • If the paint is still a liquid, you can add kitty litter or other absorbent material such as sawdust or mulch, and stir it well until it becomes very thick and will not drip or run.  Once you've done this, you can leave the lid off and dispose of it in your regular trash.  Please note:  this ONLY APPLIES to latex (water based) paint.






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