Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

The City of Newport News operates a permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility at the Recovery Operations Center, 520 Atkinson Way, Newport News (approximately one mile north of Denbigh Boulevard on Warwick Boulevard). Effective July 16, 2019, electronic waste including televisions are accepted DAILY (Monday thru Saturday). 

Household Hazardous Waste are NOT ACCEPTED at this time.

Please refer to the list below of Unacceptable Materials.

Electronics Collection Program

The City of Newport News Electronics Collection Program provides an opportunity for you to dispose of a variety of electronics. The materials that are collected will be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.

Residents are limited to 75 pounds of solid materials per week.

Acceptable Materials

Electronics - no more than two TVs and two computer monitors per household, CPUs, scanners, fax machines, VCRs

Unacceptable Materials

  • Household Maintenance Products - oil paints, latex 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
Learn what to do with unwanted TVs and computer monitors.


For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Program, call 757-933-2311.