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 Managing Your Household Money Workshop Scheduled

A three-part workshop to help people become better managers of their money will be offered at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market Street in Leesburg, July 14, 19, and 21, 2011.

The “Managing Your Household Money” workshop, presented by the Loudoun County Extension Office’s Volunteer Financial Council and Partners Achieving Self-Sufficiency (PASS), is designed to help participants:

• Get the basics of balancing and income and expenses
• Recognize and avoid pitfalls
• Examine spending habits and direct them toward economic sustainability
• Design spending plans for gaining control over incoming & outgoing money
• Identify where to seek assistance
• Work with family members to encourage a common mission

Each session runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The workshop is free. Child care will be available. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, contact Sharon Lloyd-O’Connor of the Loudoun County Department of Family Services, 703-771-5360.


  Last Household Hazardous Waste Event of the Summer Set for July 16

Loudoun County's Department of Construction & Waste Management will host the last Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event of the summer on Saturday, July 16, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding. Residents who have plans to move during the month of August should make arrangements to dispose of materials at the July event. The next event will be September 17 at Harmony Middle School in Hamilton.

HHW includes items such as fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, oil-based paints/stains/varnishes, paint thinners, metal polishes, rust removers, wood preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, pesticides/insecticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, old fuels including gas/oil mixes, and many others. Latex or water-based paints are not a hazardous waste and can be dried or solidified and disposed of in your household garbage.

Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries and propane tanks will not be accepted at any HHW collection events. They can be recycled year round at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility on 21101 Evergreen Mills Road.

For more tips on proper paint disposal, items accepted or not accepted at the event, or the 2011 HHW event schedule, visit the Loudoun County website at www.loudoun.gov/hhw or call the Department of Construction & Waste Management at 703-777-0187.




 

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