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DPWES Designates Temporary Space for Latex Paint Drop-Off

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~Located on Lot B at I-95 Landfill Complex~

Latex Paint is non-toxic | Oil-based Paint is toxicLatex paint is the single largest item received at our Household Hazardous Waste facilities. However, it is not an HHW. Due to the volume received and current staffing shortages, a temporary disposal location has been set up for residents at the I-95 Landfill Complex.

This drop-off area for latex paint is on Lot B, during regular business hours on scheduled operating days, Sunday through Saturday. Latex paint will also be received at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility on Wednesday and Saturday. This service is expected to be short-term until trained personnel are hired, which will facilitate a return to the previously scheduled hours.

Latex Paint Disposal Options

Temporary Latex Paint ONLY drop off at I-95 Landfill Complex, Lot B

  • Monday through Friday – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste at I-95 Landfill Complex, including Latex Paint

  • Wednesday – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste at I-66 Transfer Station, including Latex Paint

  • Monday and Friday – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday – noon to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the temporary operating hours phase, SWMP will continue to accept all permissible HHW materials, including latex paint, on Wednesday and Saturday at the I-95 HHW location and at the I-66 Transfer Station HHW facility during all days and hours of operation.

Latex paint presented for drop-off in lot B at I-95 will be screened to confirm it is non-toxic, water-based paint. Unauthorized paint types (see list) will be turned away and must be taken to one of the County HHW sites for disposal. They cannot be left on Lot B.

Waste Screening

Acceptable Materials

  • Latex Paint

Unacceptable Hazardous Materials

  • All Waste Streams for HHW Drop-off other than Latex Paint

Unauthorized Hazardous Paint Types

Danger Hazardous Waste

  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Alkyd-Based Paint (Oil-Based)
  • Oil-Latex Emulsion Paint (Oil/Latex Mixture)
  • Alkyd/Latex Emulsion Paint (Oil/Latex Mixture) - Note: Common in Benjamin Moore Paint Brand
  • Barium-Based Paint
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Chromium-Based Pain
  • Cadmium-Based Paint

To get information about the DPWES Solid Waste Management Program contact 703-324-5320 | TTY 711 or visit us online at Recycling and Trash Locations and Hours | Public Works and Environmental Services (

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