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Recycling in Hanover

Find out how and where to recycle various items

CVWMA Announces Changes to Its Residential Recycling (Curbside) and Drop-off Recycling Programs Starting July 1.

Download 2016 Bi-Weekly Curbside Recycling Collection Download 2017 CVWMA Recycling Collection Schedule 

The Solid Waste Division for the Hanover County Department of Public Works maintains six solid waste service convenience centers where residents may dispose of household waste and recyclables, 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.

 

 

 

Appliances (White Goods)

Appliances and white goods such as refrigerators, stove, washing machine. Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, toaster oven, etc (smaller type appliances).  Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers or at CVWMA special collection event. Donate by placing items in *Goodwill containers or permanent electronics collection trailer located at Rt. 301 Transfer Station(* if it good working condition).

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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 on the Category 1 Waste drum 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.

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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. (Auto batteries up to 20 pounds). See telephone directory for addresses and phone numbers of automotive supply stores or search online.

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

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Cartons

CVWMA Announces Changes to Its Residential Recycling (Curbside) and Drop-off Recycling Programs Starting July 1.

Recycle waxy coated 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 at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers by placing smaller items in blue Goodwill containers or donate larger items at the Goodwill trailer located at the Mechanicsville Convenience Center or the donation area at the Elmont Convenience Center ; resell at local consignment stores;  or donate to local charity, school, church, etc. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations or consignment stores.

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Note: Hanover Goodwill sites do not accept gas grills, combustible engine equipment (lawn mowers, weed cutters). Here is a complete list of other accepted items per Goodwill.

 

Electronics

Recycle unwanted electronics.

Microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, toaster oven, etc (smaller type appliances).  Recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers by placing items in *Goodwill containers or permanent electronics collection trailer located at Rt. 301 Transfer Station(* if it good working condition),

Cell Phones. Recycle at permanent electronics collection trailer located at 301 Transfer Station, recycle at CVWMA special collection event, some electronics retailers, donate , or return to your cellular service provider.

Computers and Computer Accessories. Computer systems (hard drive, CPU, monitors, there is a fee to recycle CRTs),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 Rt. 301 Transfer Station, 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.

Televisions. Recycle at permanent electronics collection trailer located at Rt. 301 Transfer Station (fees may apply), 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 electronics collection trailer located at Rt. 301 Transfer Station, 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.

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Check with Hanover staff for any limits on TVs and fees for recycling at convenience center and permanent electronics trailer.

Glass

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

No other glass items accepted for recycling.

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Lawnmowers

Drain fluids and recycle in designated containers at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

 

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Metal

Aluminum and steel cans ( no lids, please). Recycle through Hanover County’s curbside recycling collection program (pre-approved subdivisions only) or at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at Hanover County Solid Waste Recycling Centers. Hanover works with Hanover Habitat for Humanity to collect aluminum cans at all convenient centers and has locations at schools too.

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.

 

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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)

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Paints and Solvents

No liquid paints are accepted at any convenience center sites. Paints that have been dried to at least a paste can be placed in the trash at any convenience center.

Oil-based and Latex paints. Not accepted for recycling. Reuse by offering larger quantities of left-over paint to neighbors, school drama departments, or county/city graffitti cleanup program.  Dispose of latex paint 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, shredded newspaper or other absorbent material to paint in can. Drying agents (mulch)may be available in the special waste area at all convenience centers. Or purchase paint-drying compounds at area home improvement centers or paint retailers.

Other Category 1 items. Recycle oil-based paints, varnish/shellac, stains and tints, lacqueer thinners, polyurethane, primers, paint reducers, Varsol, mineral spirits, turpentine, other flammable solvents on the Category 1 Waste drum at Hanover County Solid Waste 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 Hanover County’s curbside recycling collection program (pre-approved subdivisions only) 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 book exchange area located at four of the sites, or donate to local charities, 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.

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Plastics

NO PLASTIC BAGS, please. Recycle at local retail stores

Plastic bottles (#1 and # 2, narrow-neck only). Recycle through Hanover County’s curbside recycling collection program (pre-approved subdivisions only) 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 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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Tires

Used Tires. Return to retail location when new tires are purchased or recycle at Hanover County Solid Waste Convenience Centers. Restrictions  and fees apply.

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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.

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Other Options

Check local phone directory or search online for additional ways to recycle your unwanted items.

Hanover Habitat for Humanity ReStore- list of accepted donations coming soon.

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