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Jun 09, 2017

What’s on the Hazardous Materials List?

Getting rid of stuff should be easy, but sometimes it comes with restrictions—as with hazardous materials. Knowing what can and cannot be disposed of in the normal trash is important; not just for our environment, but for the safety of those who handle our waste.

Here is a list of materials that are considered hazardous in the county of Fairfax, Virginia:

  • Aerosol cans/spray containing flammable or hazardous materials like hairspray, pesticides or cleaners.
  • Ammonia-based products like drain and bathroom cleaners
  • Chemicals like Muriatic Acid (Hydrochloric Acid) or Ammonium Hydroxide
  • Chemical solvents like acetone and turpentine, if solvents are present in can
  • Charcoal starter
  • Fertilizers containing pesticides or herbicides
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor care products
  • Fluorescent bulbs & tubes, unbroken
  • Gasoline or gas and oil mixture
  • Glues, solvent-based
  • Inks and dyes, if in container
  • Mercury-containing products like thermometers or switches
  • Moth balls
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paint, oil- or lead-based
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Printer cartridges, if flammable or containing liquid
  • Refrigerant coolants, less than 16 ounces
  • Rust remover chemicals
  • Sealants, as for driveways and other surfaces, and empty aerosol cans

If you wish to dispose of hazardous materials in Fairfax County, Virginia, please take them to either the I-66 Transfer Station at 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax, or the I-95 Landfill in Lorton at 9850 Furnace Road. Note that they have limited hours for hazardous waste disposal. Please do not include them in a load to be picked up by 123JUNK.

Call the Infoline to find out more about the Household Hazardous Waste Program at 703-324-5068, TTY 711.

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For more information about hazardous materials disposal, or to schedule a pickup for household items including furniture, appliances and old electronics, call 123JUNK. We’ll be glad to answer your questions. Please see our FAQs for more information on what we haul.

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