During a special recycling event at the Mechanicsville Refuse and Recycling Center on Saturday April 20, Hanover County residents can bring household hazardous waste for free recycling and personal information or documents to be shredded.
For liquids, aerosols and solids which are classified as household hazardous wastes, there will be no charge but a 5-gallon limit. These are based on container size.
Examples of materials accepted include oil based paints, flammables, organic liquids, aerosols, oxidizers pesticides, herbicides and corrosive liquids and solids including: pool, hot tub and spa chemicals, household cleaners, muriatic acid, acetic acid, drain openers, oven cleaners, grease and rust removers, glues, mold and mildew removers, art and hobby supplies and photographic chemicals. Mercury thermometers and switches also will be accepted.
No batteries, tube fluorescent light bulbs, explosives or radioactive materials will be accepted.
Up to four boxes (10” by 12” by 18”) of documents will also be accepted for shredding.
This event is for Hanover County residents only (ID required). No businesses will be permitted. No out-of-County materials will be accepted.
The Mechanicsville Refuse and Recycling Center is located at 7427 Verdi Lane. The Saturday, April 20 event will be held between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.