Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Waste Collection

Lancaster County sets aside two days each year for the collection of household hazardous wastes and electronics waste. The dates have been set for 2024 and 2025 as follows:

  • Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • Saturday, September 21, 2024
  • Saturday, March 22, 2025
  • Saturday, September 20, 2025

All collection activities are conducted in the parking at the Lancaster Courthouse, 8265 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

This program is open to Lancaster County residents only. No commercial or business waste is accepted. Eligible hazardous and electronic recycling waste must be brought to the collection site on the day of the event - no pre-staging is allowed.

Hazardous materials accepted include flourescent bulbs, pesticides, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, cleaners, non-latex paint, old/contaminated fuels and household chemicals.

Latex paint (non-hazardous), alkaline batteries (non-hazardous), tires, car batteries, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, medical waste and ammo/explosives will not be accepted.

Citizens will also be able to recycle old electronic devices such as computers, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, rechargeable batteries, telephones, cell phones, televisions, banking and financial equipment, rechargeable batteries, electronic circuit boards and components, stereo equipment, games and PDAs. There is no charge to residents for electronics recycling.

For more information, contact the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District at (804) 313-9102 ext. 105 or the Lancaster Extension Office at (804) 462-5780.