The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality considers any solid waste that is flammable, corrosive, reactive or toxic as hazardous waste, and it is important to dispose of these materials correctly and keep them out of soil, groundwater, and the county landfill.
King George County holds two household hazardous waste collection days a year at our Sealston Convenience Center. The following hazardous materials are accepted:
Brake fluid and power steering fluid
Flammable cleaning solvents (turpentine, paint thinner, mineral spirits, parts cleaners, floor strippers, rug cleaners, and spot removers)
Latex paint is not a hazardous material, and if dry, it can be disposed of as trash at either convenience center. Removing the lid and mixing any wet paint with sand or kitty litter will speed up the drying process.
You also don’t have to wait for a household hazardous waste day to recycle motor oil, hydraulic fluid or gear oil. All three can go into the used oil tanks at either convenience center.
Used anti-freeze can also go into the used anti-freeze tanks at either center.