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2016 Household Chemical Collections
Click HERE for a printable brochure

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

*All events in 2016 will also be Computer Recycling Events-
please go HERE for more information

Acceptable Materials        Unacceptable Materials

What to do with Latex Paint
 

 
  Williamsburg/
James City County
York County Hampton
Poquoson
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 13
April 9
June 11
August 13
October 8
March 12
May 14
July 9
September 10
November 12
March 19
May 21
July 16
September 17
November 19
October 1
 
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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