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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Household hazardous waste recycling, paper shredding to be offered

During a special recycling event at the Mechanicsville Trash and Recycling Center on Saturday, April 24, Hanover County residents can bring household hazardous waste free recycling and personal information or documents to be shredded from 8 am until noon.

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”), paper bags or equal 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.     

There are some special requirements for residents participating in this event:

  • All residents must wear masks.
  • All residents must stay in their vehicles.
  • Material being dropped off must be in the trunk, far rear of SUV/Van or bed of pick-up truck (furthest point from resident).

The Mechanicsville Trash and Recycling Center is located at 7427 Verdi Lane.

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