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Recycling in Goochland

Find out how and where to recycle various items

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Goochland County Solid Waste and Recycling maintains and operates two convenience centers.

The centers are available, free of charge, for use by County residents who have proof of residency for disposal of household trash and recyclable items. There is a fee to dispose of certain items, such as brush, automobile tires, air conditioners, refrigerators, and other appliances containing Freon.

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Appliances (White Goods)

Appliances and white goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifiers. Recycle at Goochland County convenience centers. Click here for disposal and fee information for freon removal.

Microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, toaster oven, etc (smaller type appliances). Recycle at CVWMA special collection event.

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Automobile Fluids

Antifreeze. Recycle at Goochland County convenience centers.

Diesel Fuel. Recycle diesel fuel in the oil drum at the Goochland County convenience centers.

Gasoline. Recycle leaded and unleaded gasoline along with paint and solvents in the paint drums at Goochland County  Convenience Centers.

Motor Oil. Recycle at Goochland County 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 along with paint and solvents in the paint drums at the Goochland County Convenience Centers.

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

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Batteries

Alkaline. Safe for disposal in your trash.

Lead acid. Recycle at Goochland County  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 Goochland County  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

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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.

Clothing and Shoes

Recycle  by placing items in blue Goodwill box located at the Western Convenience Center or resell at local consignment stores or donate to Salvation Army, schools, churches, etc. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations or consignment stores.

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Electronics

Recycle unwanted electronics. Check with local government for any fees at convenience center option.
 Computers and Computer Accessories. Computer systems (hard drive, CPU, monitor),Computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.),Printers, scanners & copiers, Fax machines,VCRs & camcorders, Stereos, etc. Recycle at permanent electronics trailer located at both Goochland County Convenience Centers or Recycle at CVWMA special collection event(fees may apply) 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. Recycle at permanent trailer located at both Goochland County Convenience Centers  or Recycle at CVWMA special collection event (fees may apply) or donate working TV’s to charitable organization. Newer, operational items may be donatable 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 trailer located at both Goochland County Convenience Centers or Recycle at CVWMA special collection event 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.

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.

Cell Phones. Recycle at permanent trailer located at both Goochland County Convenience Centers  or Recycle at  CVWMA special collection event, some electronics retailers, donate , or return to your cellular service provider.

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Glass

Glass bottles and jars (no lids please). Recycle through Goochland  County’s curbside recycling collection program (pre-approved HOAs/subdivisions only) or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Goochland County Convenience Centers.

No other glass items accepted for recycling.

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Lawnmowers

Metal

Aluminum and steel cans. Recycle through Goochland  County’s curbside recycling collection program (pre-approved HOAs/subdivisions only) or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Goochland County Convenience Centers.

Coat hangers, wire. Recycle with metal at Goochland County Convenience Centers.

Miscellaneous Metal. Contact Goochland 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.

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Oil

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

Motor Oil. Recycle at Goochland County 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 Goochland County Convenience Centers.

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Paints and Solvents

Latex paints. Recyle at Goochland County Convenience Centers. CVWMA recommends Reuse by offering larger quantities of left-over paint to neighbors, school drama departments, or county graffitti cleanup program.  Or to dispose by allowing paint to dry out and include in your regular trash or at a trash container located at one of the Goochland County 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.)

Oil-Based paints and other Category 1 items. Recycle oil-based paints, varnish/shellac, stains and tints, lacqueer thinners, polyurethane, primers, paint redcuers, Varsol, mineral spirits, turpentine, other flammable solvents at Goochland County Convenience Centers.

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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, paperback books, white office paper.) Recycle through Goochland  County’s curbside recycling collection program (pre-approved HOAs/subdivisions only) or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Goochland County Convenience Centers.

No other type of paper items are accepted.

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*Hardback cover books. Must remover cover and binding to be recycled. Or donate to local book exchange, charities, schools, churches, etc. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

 

Plastics

NO PLASTIC BAGS, please. Recycle at local retail stores

Household kitchen, laundry, and bath plastic bottles and containers #1-#7. Rinse and replace cap for recycling. Recycle through Goochland  County’s curbside recycling collection program (pre-approved HOAs/subdivisions only) or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Goochland County Convenience Centers

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

No. Motor oil residue has become one of the biggest contaminants for our plastics markets. The residue seeps into the porous plastic and cannot be removed through the washing process. 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.

Save those containers to pour used motor-oil back in to for return to your local automotive parts store.

 

No other plastic items are accepted.

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Propane Tanks

Tires

Used Tires. Return to retail location whe new tires are purchased or recycle at Goochland County Convenience Centers.

Goochland County offers a Tire Amnesty Day event at least once a year. Check with County staff for date and location or check the CVWMA Event calendar.

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Yard and Vegetative

Christmas Trees. Recycle at  Goochland County  Convenience Centers.

Yard Waste (brush). No stumps. Recycle at Goochland County Convenience Centers.

Yard Waste (leaves). No grass clippings. Recycle at Goochland County Convenience Centers or compost at home.

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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.
  • Car donations. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of local charitable organizations that accept car donations.