Recycling in Chesterfield

Find out how and where to recycle various items

Chesterfield County offers a variety of recycling and waste programs for residents. Some of the programs offered are through CVWMA, while others the county has procured with its own contractor. Find more information at the Chesterfield County Waste and Resource Recovery Division.

For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers and fees, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

What can be recycled?

Recycling Collection Schedule
    Appliances (White Goods)

    Appliances and white goods such as refrigerators, stove, washing machines, air conditioners and dryers. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with county staff at 804-748-1297 about information and fees.

    Microwaves and smaller type appliances. Recycle at Chesterfield County’s permanent trailer at Southern Area Convenience Center or CVWMA special electronics recycling events.

    Chesterfield County Convenience Center fee information and hours

    Automobile Fluids

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers and fees, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Antifreeze. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Diesel Fuel. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Gasoline. Recycle leaded and unleaded gasoline at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Motor Oil. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. 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 and #6). Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Motor Oil Additives. Recycle motor oil additives at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers . Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Oil Filters. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location 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 and #6) at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Batteries

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers and fees, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    NO BATTERIES of any kind are accepted in recycling containers.

    Alkaline. Safe for disposal in your trash or recycle through Call2Recycle.

    Lead acid. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area. Also can be taken to automotive supply stores, Battery Barn or Batteries Plus.

    Rechargeable. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area. Also can be taken to home improvement centers, electronics retailers, Battery Barn or Batteries Plus.

    When It Comes to Electronics and Batteries Recycling, Only You Can Prevent Fires (Source Recycling Partnership)

    Cartons

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Food and Beverage Cartons. Recycle food and beverage cartons such as milk, juice, juice boxes, soup, wine, creamer, egg substitutes. Recycle through curbside recycling collection program or at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers.

    Empty, rinse and place cap back on the carton before placing it in the recycling container.

    Think Twice! Place accepted items only in your recycling container.

    Clothing and Shoes

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Recycle clothing and shoes at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers by placing items in blue Goodwill box. Resell at local consignment stores or donate to Goodwill, Salvation Army, schools or places of worship. 

    Electronics

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers and fees, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Cell Phones. Recycle at CVWMA special electronics recycling collection events, some electronics retailers, donate, or return to your service provider.

    Computers. CPUs, hard drives, wires and cables may be recycled at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers or CVWMA special electronics recycling collection events. 

    Computer Accessories. Computer accessories (monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.), printers, scanners & copiers, fax machines, VCRs & camcorders and stereos. Recycle at CVWMA special electronics recycling collection events, or donate to charitable organization. 

    Televisions. Recycle at CVWMA special electronics recycling collection events (fees apply), or donate working TVs to charitable organizations. 

    Stereos and VCRs. Recycle at CVWMA special electronics recycling collection events or donate to charitable organization. 

    Toner and Ink. Recycle with cartridge recycling companies or office supply retail stores. 

    When It Comes to Electronics and Batteries Recycling, Only You Can Prevent Fires (Source Recycling Partnership)

    Glass

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Glass bottles and jars (no lids please). Recycle through curbside recycling collection program or drop off at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. No other glass items accepted for recycling.

    Think Twice! Place accepted items only in your recycling container.

    Lawnmowers

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers and fees, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    To dispose of lawnmowers, drain fluids and recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area. Fees apply.

    Metal

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Aluminum and steel cans. Recycle through curbside recycling collection program, or drop off at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers.

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

    Think Twice. Place accepted items only in your recycling container.

    Oil

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Fuel Oil (#2,#4 and #6). Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Motor Oil. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location 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 and #6)

    Paints and Solvents

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Chesterfield County offers disposal services for a variety of household hazardous waste products at the Northern Area and Southern Area convenience centers. Waste products such as paints, pesticides, acids, solvents and aerosol cans can be disposed of at these sites. Auto batteries are also accepted at both convenience centers. A key benefit of this program is protecting the environment from illegal dumping and disposal of hazardous materials.

    There is a 10-gallon limit for disposal of paint.

    Please contact county staff directly. Site attendants will assist with proper disposal of these materials.

    Paper

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    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 curbside recycling collection program or drop off at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers.

    No shredded paper is accepted.

    No other types of paper items are accepted.

    Think Twice! Place accepted items only in your recycling container.

    Plastics

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    NO PLASTIC BAGS. Keep plastic bags, wraps and films out of drop-off recycling containers. Return these to grocery stores or other retailers. Find participating retailers closest to you.

    No plastic bagged recyclables.

    No Styrofoam.

    Plastic. Recycle household kitchen, laundry and bath plastic bottles, jugs and tubs. Empty, rinse and replace plastic lids and caps (no food residue).

    Recycle through curbside recycling collection program, or drop off at the Chesterfield County Convenience 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.

    Propane Tanks

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Grills and Propane Tanks. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

     

    Tires

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Used Tires. Return to retail location when new tires are purchased, or recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area. Fees apply.

     

     

     

    Yard and Vegetative

    For information about Chesterfield County Convenience Centers, visit www.chesterfield.gov/539/Convenience-Centers or call county staff at 804-748-1297.

    Christmas Trees. Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Yard Waste (brush). Recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings). Compost at home or recycle at Chesterfield County Convenience Centers. Check with gate staff for location in the recycling area.

    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.
Translate »