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Henrico County Electronics Recycling Collection Event set for Sat, Apr 1 at Twin Hickory Library has been canceled.

Recycling in Henrico

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 

Henrico County encourages its residents and businesses to do their part in preserving the environment by recycling and properly disposing of waste. The Henrico County Solid Waste Division provides a variety of valuable solid waste disposal programs.

The County operates two Public Use Areas for disposal of household trash and recyclable materials from households in Henrico County. The Public Use Areas are located in eastern Henrico at the site of the former Charles City Road Landfill and in western Henrico at the Springfield Road Landfill.

Use is limited to Henrico County residents bringing trash and recyclables from their primary residence. Materials orginating from rental properties, vacant lots, businesses and commerical ventures must be processed through the commerical scales and disposal fees paid based on the type and quantity of material to be disposed.

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Appliances (White Goods)

Appliances and white goods such as refrigerators, stove, washing machine. Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas. $15 fee applies for each appliance (airconditioner, refrigerator, etc) containing Freon (CFC or HCFC gas). This charge is to offset the cost of properly recycling this regulated material from the appliance.

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

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Automobile Fluids

Antifreeze. Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas in the used antifreeze tank at recycling area.

Diesel Fuel. Recycle diesel fuel in the oil drum at the Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area.

Gasoline. Recycle leaded and unleaded gasoline along with paint and solvents in the paint drums at the Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area.

Motor Oil. Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas. Accepted items in the used motor oil tank 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 Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area.

Oil Filters. Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area.

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 used motor oil tank at Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area.

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Batteries

Alkaline. Safe for disposal in your trash.

Lead acid. Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area 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 Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area,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

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

Recycle wax coated milk, juice, juice boxes, soup, wine, creamer, egg substitutes. Rinse and place cap back on the carton before placing it in your curbside recycling container or take to drop off recycling site.

Clothing and Shoes

Recycle at Charles City Rd. Public Use Area by placing items in blue Goodwill trailer or the Goodwill blue box at Springfield Road Public Use Area 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.

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Electronics

Recycle unwanted electronics at CVWMA special collection events.

Cell Phones. Recycle at CVWMA special electronics recycling 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 CVWMA special electronics recycling 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 CVWMA special electronics recycling 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 CVWMA special electronics recycling 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.

Glass

Glass bottles and jars (no lids please). Recycle through Henrico County’s curbside recycling collection program,  or at one of the drop-off recycling centers or recycling center at the Public Use Areas.

No other glass items accepted for recycling.

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Lawnmowers

Drain fluids and recycle at  one of Henrico County Public Use Areas.

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Metal

Aluminum and steel cans ( no lids, please).  Recycle through Henrico County’s curbside recycling collection program,  or at one of the drop-off recycling centers or at recycling center at the Public Use Areas.

Miscellaneous Metal. Contact Henrico 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 the used motor oil tank at Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area.

Motor Oil. Recycle in the used motor oil tank at Henrico County Public Use Areas in the recycling area.

Accepted items in the used motor oil tank 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

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 by allowing paint to dry out and include in your regular trash or at a trash container located at one of the Hanover County Soilid 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.

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 in the paint area at Henrico County Public Use Areas.

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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 Henrico County’s curbside recycling collection program,  or at one of the drop-off recycling centers or at recycling center at the Public Use Areas.

No other type of paper items are accepted.

*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 back on to recycle.  Recycle through Henrico County’s curbside recycling collection program,  or at one of the drop-off recycling centers or recycling center at the Public Use Areas.

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.

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

Oil, paint, bleach, insecticides and other hazardous substance containers are human health threats if disposed of improperly.

 

 

Propane Tanks

Propane Tanks. Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas. Ask personnel at the facility where to place these items.

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Tires

Used Tires. Return to retail location whe new tires are purchased or Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas. Place at tire trailer. Please note, residents are allowed to dispose of four automotice (4) tires with their paid fee to dispose. Additional tires from a residence are $1.00 each. Tires from businesses and from cleaning up vacant lots will be charged $125 per ton.

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Yard and Vegetative

Christmas Trees. Recycle at special Keep Henrico Beautiful collections or at Henrico County Public Use Areas.

Yard Waste (brush). Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas. The County accepts yard waste from residents at no charge. However, they ask that it be free of plastic, paper, and other trash. Yard Waste  is processed into mulch. Due to limited space and the large volume of material we receive, the County does not accept yard waste at public use areas from commercial customers.

Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings). Compost at home or Recycle at Henrico County Public Use Areas. The County accepts yard waste from residents at no charge. However, they ask that it be free of plastic, paper, and other trash. Yard Waste  is processed into mulch. Due to limited space and the large volume of material we receive, the County does not accept yard waste at public use areas from commercial customers.

The County also offers Bagged Leaf Collection Service.

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.