Disposal Options


Additional Sources of Information



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

Paint


  • Check with a charity organization, or theatre group to see if they can use for painting projects.
  • Give useable leftovers to 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 to solidify, reseal, place in plastic bag, then place in garbage container.
  • 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.

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.

Recycling Businesses / Agencies


The following businesses / agencies can assist residents (in all localities) wishing to dispose of the following hazardous materials' 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.
  1. Antifreeze
  2. Batteries
  3. CFL Bulbs
  4. Fire Extinguishers
  5. Helium Tanks
  6. Motor Oil / Filters
  7. Propane / Butane Tanks
  8. Smoke Detectors

Antifreeze


Contact
Address
Phone Number
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