One of our priorities concerning solid waste is to reduce the overall amount of materials that are disposed of through recycling.
Recycling turns materials that would be disposed of in a landfill into valuable resources. We currently collect, bale and sell aluminum cans, cardboard, mixed paper, #1 and #2 plastics and steel cans. We also sell lead acid batteries, scrap aluminum and scrap metal that is collected. We also recycle cell phones, electronics, printer cartridges, rechargeable batteries and textiles which are processed at no cost to the county, saving on disposal costs.
Our goal is to make recycling as simple as possible. We have provided a table listing the items that are recycled and the locations which you may drop off the items. The table is listed under Recycling Quick Chart.
Please see the attendant if you have any questions. The convenience center attendants are trained and knowledgeable concerning what items are accepted, how to prepare the items, what is not recyclable and which locations accept the recyclable materials.
We are proud to announce that we are providing a link to the nonprofit Wheels for Wishes website. Please find information below.
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia. We are proud to offer a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. We pick-up or tow away cars free of charge, anywhere in Virginia, whether they run or not. Vehicles are either recycled or auctioned off and 100% of the net proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia. Since we are a tax-exempt charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, you also receive the maximum possible tax deduction for your charity vehicle donation.To donate, you can give us a call at 1-877-442-9474 or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. Next, we will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your vehicle pick-up, which is completely free of charge. Lastly, we will mail out your tax deductible receipt, which you can save and deduct from your taxes at the end of the year.