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Recycling in New Kent

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.

New Kent County Department of General Services provides drop-off recycling and residential refuse collection sites. Click here for more information, locations and hours of operation and items not accepted or call 804-966-8514.

All sites will accept regular household waste and recyclable items including used motor oil, oil filters, anti-freeze, bagged leaves, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and boxes, newspapers, and mingled waste, such as aluminum, glass, and plastics #1 and #2

The Main Refuse Convenience Center, located at 6301 Olivet Church Rd (Rt. 618) accepts:

  • TVs (flat screen only) and computer monitors for recycling, one per day.
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Appliances ( $15 fee to remove Freon) and Scrap Metal
  • Used paint
  • Household brush up to 6 inches in diameter
In order to use one of the sites a resident must have a New Kent decal on your vehicle or a signed Refuse Authorization.

Appliances (White Goods)

Appliances and white goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifiers. Recycle at Main Refuse Convenience Center (Rt. 618). There is a $15 fee to remove Freon(refrigerant) from any appliance.

Microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, toaster oven, etc (smaller type appliances). Recycle at permanent elctronics trailer at Main Refuse Convenience Center (Rt. 618) or donate to local charity, if in working condition.

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Automobile Fluids

Antifreeze. Recycle at New Kent County Convenience Centers.

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

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

Motor Oil. Recycle at New Kent 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 New Kent County Convenience Centers.

Oil Filters. Recycle at New Kent 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 New Kent County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Batteries

Alkaline. Safe for disposal in your trash.

Lead acid. Recycle at New Kent County Main Convenience Center(Rt.618) or automotive supply store. See telephone directory for addresses and phone numbers of Battery Barn, Batteries Plus, automotive supply stores or search online.

Rechargeable. Recycle at New Kent County Main Convenience Center(Rt.618),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 search online.

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

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

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.

Electronics

Recycle unwanted electronics.

Cell Phones. Recycle  by placing items in the permanent electronics trailer located at the Main Refuse Convenience Center (Rt. 618) or 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, monitor),Computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.),Printers, scanners & copiers, Fax machines,VCRs & camcorders, Stereos, etc. Recycle  by placing items in the permanent electronics trailer  located at the Main Refuse Convenience Center (Rt. 618) or 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.

Televisions. Recycle by placing items in the permanent electronics trailer  located at the Main Refuse Convenience Center (Rt. 618) . Please note TVs (flat screen only) and computer monitors for recycling, one per day.  or recycle at CVWMA special collection event (fees may apply), or donate working TV’s to charitable organization. Newer, operational items may be denotable 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  by placing items in the permanent electronics trailer  located at the Main Refuse Convenience Center (Rt. 618) or 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.

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

 

 

Glass

Glass bottles and jars (no lids please). Recycle at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at New Kent County Convenience Centers.

No other glass items accepted for recycling.

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Lawnmowers

Drain fluids and then recycle at one of the New Kent County Convenience Centers.

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Metal

Aluminum and steel cans ( no lids, please). Recycle at one of the drop-off recycling containers located at New Kent County Convenience Centers.

Miscellaneous Metal. Contact 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.

 

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Oil

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

Motor Oil. Recycle at New Kent 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 New Kent County  Convenience Centers.

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Paints and Solvents

Latex paints.  CVWMA recommends Reuse by offering larger quantities of left-over paint to neighbors, school drama departments, or county graffiti 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 New Kent County  Convenience Centers. (Accelerate drying by adding kitty litter, sawdust, or other absorbent material to paint in can. Or purchase paint-drying compounds 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, lacquer thinners, polyurethane, primers, paint reducers, Varsol, mineral spirits, turpentine, other flammable solvents at New Kent County  Convenience Centers.

 

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

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 at drop-off recycling containers located at one of the New Kent County  Convenience Centers.

No other paper items 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.

 

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Plastics

NO PLASTIC BAGS, please. Recycle at local retail stores

Plastic bottles (#1 and # 2, narrow-neck only).Recycle at drop-off recycling containers located at one of the New Kent 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.

 

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Propane Tanks

Recycle at Main Refuse Convenience Center (Rt. 618)

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

 

 

Tires

Return to retail location when new tires are purchased or contact local county staff directly for information.

 

Click here for list of accepted items and hours of operation

Yard and Vegetative

The Main Refuse Convenience Center, located at 6301 Olivet Church Rd (Rt. 618) accepts:

  • Household brush up to 6 inches in diameter

Christmas Trees. Recycle at Main Refuse Convenience Center, Rt. 618, 6301 Olivet Rd. , yard waste area

Yard Waste (brush). Recycle at Main Refuse Convenience Center. Size limits apply.

Yard Waste (leaves). Compost at home or recycle at Main Refuse Convenience Center. Size limits apply.

 

 

 

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.