Household Hazardous Waste

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Building located at the Recovery Operations Center, 520 Atkinson Way, Newport News (approximately one mile north of Denbigh Boulevard on Warwick Boulevard), is temporarily closed. Effective immediately, we are only able to accept the following items:

  • TV’s (Large-big backs)
  • Latex Paint Only

Please refer to the list below of Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials.

Acceptable Materials


  • Large (big back TV’s). Two TV’s per household
  • Latex Paint

Unacceptable Materials


  • Household Maintenance Products - oil paints, stains, wood sealers, thinners, solvents, adhesives, glues
  • Automotive Products - gasoline and other fuels, auto batteries, car waxes, oil and gasoline mixtures, brake fluid, fuel additives
  • Lawn and Garden Products - insecticides, weed killers, pesticides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals
  • Miscellaneous Products - photo finishing supplies, chemistry sets, charcoal fluid, household batteries, fluorescent bulbs / tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Asbestos
  • Large quantities of unknown materials
  • Waste containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) (e.g. coolant from old appliances, transformers)
  • Household garbage and trash
  • Business or medical wastes
  • Explosives, compressed gas cylinders