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Recycling in Ashland

Find out how and where to recycle various items

Some of these recycling programs are part of the CVWMA offerings; others are available to Ashland residents through an cooperative agreement with Hanover County. Visit the Hanover County Hanover Department of Public Works website to view additional information. What can I recycle?

Collection sites provided to Ashland residents by the Solid Waste Division for the Hanover County Department of Public Works. Hanover County maintains six solid waste service convenience centers where residents may dispose of household waste and recycables, as well as the transfer station off U.S. Rt. 301. The solid waste convenience centers are available for household refuse only and are not to be used by businesses.

No fee is charged to Hanover residents for waste disposal or drop-off recycling. To use a center at no charge you have to have a Hanover County, Ashland or Public Works vehicle decal or special permit. Public Works decals are available at any center with proper proof of residency.

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Appliances (White Goods)

Appliances and white goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers. Fees may apply for freon removal. Limited amounts of bulky trash (Bulk Items, such as furniture or appliances), may be placed at the curb on your regular collection day. The limit per bulk collection is not to exceed the capacity of a 1/2 ton pickup truck. However, you must call the CWMA  at (804) 425-0500 at least one day in advance to schedule your bulk items for collection. Residents must make their own arrangements with a licensed professional to have the Freon (CFC/HCFC) removed prior to placing appliance at the curb for pickup.

Microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, toaster oven, etc. (smaller type appliances).  Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers by placing items in *Goodwill containers at the Elmont and Mechanicsville Centers or reuse areas at the other Centers if in good working condition.  There is a permanent electronics collection trailer located at Courthouse Convenience Center effective 10/15/17 for both working and non-working units.

What can be recycled?

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Automobile Fluids

Antifreeze. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Diesel Fuel. Recycle diesel fuel in the oil drum at the Hanover County Convenience Centers.

Gasoline. Recycle leaded and unleaded gasoline in the Category 1 Waste drum at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Motor Oil. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers. Accepted items in the oil drum include: motor oil, automatic transmission fluid, power steering fluid, diesel fuel, gear oil, Aviation turbine engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel oil (#2, #4,#6)

Motor Oil Additives. Recycle motor oil additives in the Category 1 Waste drums drums at the Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Oil Filters. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Other Auto Fluids. Recycle auto fluids such as transmission fluid, power steering fluid, hydraulic fluid, gear oil, jet fuel, diesel fuel and fuel oil (#2, #4, #6) in the oil drum at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

What can be recycled?

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Batteries

Alkaline. Safe for disposal in your trash.

Lead acid. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers or automotive supply store. See telephone directory for addresses and phone numbers of Battery Barn, Batteries Plus, automotive supply stores or check yellow pages or search online.

Rechargeable. Recycle at Ashland Municipal Building, Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers,home improvement centers, electronics retailers, Radio Shack, Batteries Plus.  See telephone directory for addresses and phone numbers of Battery Barn, Batteries Plus, ,home improvement centers, electronics retailers or other retailers or check yellow pages or search online.

What can be recycled?

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Cartons

Recycle food and beverage cartons such as milk, juice, juice boxes, soup, wine, creamer, egg substitutes. Rinse and place cap back on the carton before placing it in your recycling container.

What can be recycled?

 

Clothing and Shoes

Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers by placing items in blue Goodwill containers or resell at local consignment stores or donate to Goodwill, Salvation Army, schools, churches, etc. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations or consignment stores.

What can be recycled?

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Electronics

Recycle unwanted electronics. There are fees to recycle certain items.

Microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, toaster oven, etc. (smaller type appliances).  Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers by placing items in *Goodwill containers at the Elmont and Mechanicsville Centers or reuse areas at the other Centers if in good working condition.  There is a permanent electronics collection trailer located at Courthouse Convenience Center effective 10/15/17 for both working and non-working units,

Cell Phones. Recycle at permanent electronics collection trailer located at the Courthouse Convenience Center (effective 10/15/17), recycle with some electronics retailers, donate , or return to your cellular service provider.

Computers and Computer Accessories. Fees may apply. Computer systems (hard drive, CPU, Computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.), printers, scanners & copiers, fax machines, VCRs & camcorders, stereos, etc.

Recycle at permanent electronics collection trailer located at Courthouse Convenience Center effective 10/15/17, or donate to charitable organization. Before donating a computer to a charitable organization (such as Goodwill or Salvation Army), find out if the organization has use for your particular model. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

Televisions and Monitors. Fees apply. Recycle at the Route 301 Transfer Station  or donate working TV’s to charitable organization. Newer, operational items may be donated to a charitable organization, but check first to find out if the item is desired. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

Stereos and VCRs. Recycle at permanent electronics collection trailer located at Courthouse Convenience Center effective 10/15/17 or donate to charitable organization. Before donating a  to a charitable organization (such as Goodwill or Salvation Army), find out if the organization has use for your particular model. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

Toner and Ink. Recycle with cartridge recycling companies or office supply retail stores. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of cartridge recycling companies or office supply retail stores.

What can be recycled?

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Check with Hanover Department of Public Works at (804)365-6181 for any limits on TVs/monitors and fees for recycling electronics.

(Note: Hanover businesses, government and schools must recycle and must use the 301 Transfer Station……all e-waste is $50 per tons plus additional fees for all TVs and monitors).

 

Glass

Glass bottles and jars (no lids please). Recycle through curbside recycling collection program or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Hanover County Solid Waste Recycling Centers.

No other glass items accepted for recycling.

What can be recycled?

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Metal

Aluminum and steel cans . Recycle through curbside recycling collection program or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Hanover County Solid Waste Recycling Centers. In addition, Hanover County offers a Habitat for Humanity container for aluminum cans recycling at its Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Coat hangers, wire. Recycle with metal at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Miscellaneous Metal. Contact Hanover County staff to see if they can recycle your metal items. If you want to recycle a lawnmower, please see section in this Recycling Wizard feature for that item.

What can be recycled?

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Oil

Fuel Oil (#2,#4, and #6). Recycle in oil drum at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Motor Oil. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Accepted items in the oil drum include: motor oil, automatic transmission fluid, power steering fluid, diesel fuel, gear oil, Aviation turbine engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel oil (#2, #4,#6)

Oil Filters. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

What can be recycled?

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Paints and Solvents

Oil-based and Latex paints. Not accepted for recycling. NO liquid paints. Reuse by offering larger quantities of left-over paint to neighbors, school drama departments, or county/city graffitti cleanup program.  Dispose by allowing paint to dry out and include in your regular trash or at a trash container located at one of the Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers. Accelerate drying by adding kitty litter, sawdust, or other absorbent material to paint in can. Or purchase paint-drying compunds at area home improvement centers or paint retailers.

Other Category 1 items. Recycle varnish/shellac, stains and tints, lacqueer thinners, polyurethane, primers, paint reducers, Varsol, mineral spirits, turpentine, other flammable solvents at the Category 1 Waste drum at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

What can be recycled?

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Paper

Cardboard boxes and Mixed Paper (such as brown paper bags, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, cracker boxes, cereal boxes, macaroni boxes, phone books, white office paper.) Recycle through curbside recycling collection program or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Hanover County Solid Waste Recycling Centers.

Hardback books. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers by placing items in blue Goodwill containers or  or donate to Salvation Army, schools, churches, etc. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

No other type of paper items are accepted.

What can be recycled?

Plastics

NO PLASTIC BAGS, please. Recycle at local retail stores

Household kitchen, laundry, and bath plastic bottles and containers (#1 – #7), rinse and attach lids and caps (all free of food residue) to recycle. Recycle through curbside recycling collection program or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Hanover County Solid Waste Recycling Centers.

Can I recycle a motor oil bottle with a #2 on the bottom?

No. Motor oil residue has always been one of the biggest contaminants for our plastics markets. The oil residue seeps into the porous plastic and cannot be removed through the washing process after the plastic is ground up. Oil and water do not mix. Of course you should never try to rinse or wash a motor oil bottle yourself since motor oil down the sink or storm drain causes a much larger environmental crisis than a plastic bottle in the trash.

What can be recycled?

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Tires

Used Tires. Return to retail location whe new tires are puschased or recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

What can be recycled?

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Yard and Vegetative

Christmas Trees. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Yard Waste (brush).Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings). Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers or compost at home.

What can be recycled?

Ashland residents can also put out bulk items and yard waste with weekly residential trash collection. Use guidelines listed, please.

Bulk Items and Yard Waste

  • Limited amounts of bulky trash (Bulk Items, such as furniture or appliances), may be placed at the curb on your regular collection day. The limit per bulk collection is not to exceed the capacity of a 1/2 ton pickup truck. However, you must call the Trash Collection Hotline at 804-425-0500 at least one day in advance to schedule your bulk items for collection. Residents must make their own arrangements with a licensed professional to have the Freon (CFC/HCFC) removed prior to placing appliance at the curb for pickup.
  • Yard waste, such as grass clippings, weeds,leaves, and brush must be bagged and securely tied together or bundled. Brush must be tied in bundles less than four feet in length and weighing less than 75 pounds. Bagged leaves will be collected year round. The limit per collection is not to exceed the capacity of a 1/2 ton pickup truck. The 30 bags, each weighing no more than 50 pounds is included as part of the 1/2 ton pickup truck.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Options

For additional options, please consider the following resources:

  • Earth 911: national online database of recycling and waste reduction resources organized by zip code
  • 1-800-Got-Junk?: national company that loads and hauls away unwanted items to recycling or waste facilities for a flat fee (check the telephone directory for similar waste hauling companies)
  • Junk King of Central Virginia: local company that provides turnkey junk removal services to residential and business customers in great Richmond region. They recycle at least 60 % or more of everything they pick up.
  • Trash Fairies: local company that provides valet doorstep recycling and trash service for multi-family housing.
  • Car donations. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of local charitable organizations that accept car donations.