Household Hazardous Waste Collections

The 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection was held Saturday May 6 from 10am to 2pm

Why participate? – household products containing toxic chemicals like pesticides, solvents, cleaning products, & weed killers can be a threat to people and the environment if improperly discarded. Never throw these materials into the trash as the toxic chemicals may harm sanitation workers, or result in fires in collection vehicles. It is also not safe to pour them into a sink, ditch, or storm drain as they can end up in the environment polluting the air, water, or soil.

Download printable PDFs of the flyers above here: English or Spanish.

If you have questions call (757)787-2936 ext. 115 or email salexander@a-npdc.org.

Please CLICK HERE for a comprehensive table that provides information for both Counties for the proper disposal of questionable waste materials!

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office offered their annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Event on Saturday October 22 from 10am to 2pm!

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee has held an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection since 2004. The Ground Water Committee has worked with various partners including: Accomack County, Northampton County, Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, ESO Arts Center, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission to make these collections a reality.

The collection is organized to protect the Eastern Shore’s groundwater from illegal disposal of material onto the ground or through septic or sewer drains. No commercial or industrial waste is accepted. Almost 600 people have participated and over fourteen tons of material have been removed from the Eastern Shore since 2004.

Participants, A-NPDC staff and Care Environmental, Inc staff at the 2008 Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Historic Summary

Year Site # Participants Pounds Collected Total # Participants Total Pounds Collected Notes
2017 Eastville 15 809 53 2,994

(1.5 tons)

Some paint accepted
Painter 12 792
Fishers Corner 26 1,393
2016 Birdsnest 21 991 60 2,328

(1.1 tons)

Paint not accepted
Grangeville 14 284
Horntown 25 1,053
2015 Birdsnest 20 612 99 3,402
(1.5 tons)
Paint not accepted
Tasley 43 1,450
Chincoteague 36 1,340
2014 Birdsnest 17 522 50 1,762
(0.8 tons)
Paint not accepted
Fishers Corner 28 1,123
Makemie Park 5 117
2013 Birdsnest 21 617 102 4,270
(1.9 tons)
Paint not accepted
Painter 47 1,964
Horntown 34 1,689
2012 Eastville 33 2,017 33 2,017
(0.9 tons)
Paint not accepted
2011 No Collection Held NA NA NA NA Funding limitations did not permit 2011 event
2010 Chincoteague 95 7,326 95 7,326
(3.3 tons)
Paint accepted
2009 Eastville unknown unknown unknown unknown Pesticide cleanup day held in place of HHWC
Tasley unknown unknown
2008 Eastville 44 2,781 44 2,781
(1.3 tons)
Paint accepted
2007 Oak Hall 25 1,688 25 1,688
(0.8 tons)
Paint accepted
2006 Belle Haven 38 1,302 38 1,302
(0.6 tons)
Paint accepted
2005 Belle Haven 43 3,656 43 3,656
(1.7 tons)
Paint accepted
2004 Belle Haven 54 4,260 54 4,260
(1.9 tons)
Paint accepted
Program Totals 696 37,786
(18.9 tons)
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