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Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste is leftover household products that contain chemicals which may be hazardous to human health and the environment if improperly handled.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

The City of Newport News would like to announce the opening of a permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, located at the Denbigh Compost and Dropoff Facility, 550 Atkinson Way, Newport News (approximately one mile north of Denbigh Blvd on Warwick Blvd). The HHW Facility will be operational and open to the public effective Friday, November 18, 2011.

The HHW Facility will be open on Fridays and Saturdays every week, with the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The only exceptions will be City-observed holidays.

Newport News residents who wish to drop off HHW are advised to call the Facility (886-7947), Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 4 PM, to ensure that the items they deliver are acceptable. A list of acceptable items may be found on the HHW portion of the Solid Waste website, which may be found at www.nngov.com/public-works/sw/resources/hccp

Household Hazardous Waste is ONLY ACCEPTED on Friday and Saturdays between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What Is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household hazardous waste is leftover household products that contain chemicals which may be hazardous to human health and the environment if improperly handled. Some examples are paints, used oil, antifreeze, car batteries, bleach, rug and upholstery cleaners, and garden chemicals.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

Residents of Hampton, York Co., Poquoson, James City, and Williamsburg can call the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority (VPPSA) www.vppsa.org at (757) 259-9850 for details on HCC events for these localities.

Residents living in the Tidewater (Southside) area can call the Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) www.spsa.com at (757) 420-4700.

The following businesses/agencies can assist residents (in all localities) wishing to dispose of the following hazardous materials between quarterly HCC events. Note: this information is subject to change based on store policies. Please call ahead first to verify that the businesses are still accepting these items.

Antifreeze:

Contact Address Phone
Go Green Auto Care 10500 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News VA 23601
757-594-8080
Merchant's Tires 10500 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News VA 23601
757-594-8080
U. S. Filter Recovery Services 5800 Farrington Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
703-370-8124

Asphalt Shingles:

Contact Address Phone Remarks
Tidewater Green 1500 Steel St.
Chesapeake, VA
757-487-4736 www.tidewatergreen.com

Batteries

Dead alkaline batteries can be disposed of in household trash

Car Batteries:

Contact Address Phone
Old Dominion Recycling 1618 W. Pembroke Ave
Hampton, VA 23669
757-723-0757
Virginia Battery Service, LTD. 2613 Build America Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
800-545-0818

Household, Automotive, Power Tool and Cell Phone Batteries

Contact Address Phone
Batteries Plus 663 Turnberry Blvd.
Newport News, VA
757-874-7090

Large Batteries (wheel chair, golf carts):

Contact Address Phone
VA Golf Carts 5808 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
757-244-5202

Nickel Cadmium Batteries (cell phones, hearing aids):

Contact
Radio Shack and WalMart Stores

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) Disposal:

Contact Address Phone
Home Depot 325 Chatham Drive
Newport News, VA
757-833-8101
Lowes 300 Chatham Dr
Newport News, VA
757-988-1700
Lowes 2002 Power Plant Pky
Hampton, VA
757-896-4930

Fire Extinguishers:

Contact Address Phone Remarks
Pickins 1991 E. Pembroke Ave
Hampton, VA
757-723-5422 **** No acetylene or propane tanks!

Gas/Oil and other mixed Fuels:

Contact Address Phone
American Waste Industries   1-800-USABURN
Go Green Auto Care 10500 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News VA 23601
757-594-8080
Industrial Marine Services   757-543-5718
LCM   757-380-5583
Petrochem   757-627-8791

Helium Tanks:

Contact Address Phone
National Welders Supply 803 Blue Crab Rd.
Newport News, VA 23606
757-873-1744

Motor Oil/Filters:

Most service stations and car dealerships will accept used motor oil for recycling.

Contact Address Phone
Advance Auto Parts    
AutoZone All local stores  
Merchant's Tires    
Phillip Services 275 Allens Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
401-781-6340
U. S. Filter Recovery Services 5800 Farrington Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
703-370-8124

Oil/Transmission and other Automotive Fluids:

Contact Address Phone
Go Green Auto Care 10500 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News VA 23601
757-594-8080

Oily Water, Paint Thinner:

No businesses currently listed. If you would like your business included in this category, please contact the City of Newport News Recycling Office.

Plastic Oil and Antifreeze Containers:

Contact Address Phone
Go Green Auto Care 10500 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News VA 23601
757-594-8080

Propane/Butane Tanks:

Contact Address Phone Remarks
Dixie Gas Company 508 Muller Lane
Newport News, VA 2360
757-249-1265 **There is a $2.00 disposal fee
Ferrel Gas 485 Wolf Dr.
(Behind SPCA)
Newport News, VA
757-872-9488 ** Please call first to describe type of tank, they don't take ALL propane tanks

Smoke Detectors:

Detector companies accept returned radioactive detectors for disposal as hazardous waste. Please look on the back of your smoke detector for manufacturer and type.

Manufacturer Phone Address for return Remarks
American Sensors/Dicon 800.387.4219 Call to receive a reference number and return instructions Accepts Dicon and American Sensors Brands only
First Alert/BRK 800.323.9005 x 2 Customer Service Dept.
3920 Enterprise Ct. Aurora, IL 60504
Accepts up to four (4) detectors at a time from residential users. Call ahead for mailing instructions
GE Security/ESL 888.437.3287 12345 Southwest Levetan Dr.
Tualatin, OR 97062
Will accept ESL brand only
Honeywell 800.328.5111 Returned Goods, Honeywell Inc.
Dock -4 MN10-3860
1985 Douglas Drive North
Golden Valley, MN 55422
cstrcare@honeywell.com
Invensys/Firex 800.445.8299 Invesys Controls
C/O Firex
28 C. Leigh Fisher Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79906
technicalservice@invensys.com
www.icca.invensys.com
Sears 757.825.3100 Local store:
4012 W Mercury Blvd Hampton
Call first to see if store accepts smoke detectors.
System Sensors 800.736.7672 x 1 Call to Receive specific instructions on return information. Will only accept “System Sensor” brand. Please include a $3.00 payment for each unit returned to cover recycling cost.
USI Electric/ Universal 800.390.4321 x 1 7A Gwynn’s Mill Ct.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Only accepts USI Electric or Universal Brand detectors

Other Options for Safe Disposal Between Collection Events

Always Ensure Containers Are Properly Marked With Contents To Avoid Improper Disposal Or Accidental Poisoning

Paint

  • If unopened, check with a charity organization, or theatre group to see if they can use for painting projects.
  • Give useable leftovers to theatre groups, family, or friends.
  • If less than a ¼ can, pour mortar mix or kitty litter into can to solidify, reseal, place in plastic bag, then place in garbage container.
  • If more than a ¼ can, pour paint into bag of mortar mix or kitty litter and proceed as in above item "c".
  • If paint is hardened, scrape it out into a plastic bag, and dispose of in regular trash. The paint can and lid can be recycled ONLY if completely empty and clean of all paint residue.

Paint Thinner

Place in a safe location (away from children and pets). Loosen the cap, and allow the substance to evaporate, discard the empty container in plastic garbage bag inside your trash cart. These containers are not recyclable.

Pesticides/Herbicides

Use remaining portions or give to neighbors. Empty pesticide containers should be triple rinsed (spray rinse water on crops/yard before discarding. The empty containers are not recyclable.

Additional Sources of Information:

  • Newport News Fire Department - HazMat Team: 757-926-8404 (ex: fuel/oil spills around the home)
  • Va. Dept. of Environmental Quality Hazardous Waste Technical Officer: 804-698-4199
    or Va. Dept. of Environmental Quality Regional Office (Va. Beach): 757-518-2151 (ex: For outlawed chemicals such as DDT and chlordane)
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