Recycling in Hopewell

Find out how and where to recycle various items

The City of Hopewell Public Works Department provides city residents a Citizen Solid Waste Convenience Center, 507 Station Street, for disposal of certain household items. In addition, the City offers an annual Spring Cleanup Week event. Check with local government staff for event date and a listing of accepted items.

Recycle Right with CVWMA!

Recycling Collection Schedule
    Appliances (White Goods)

    Appliances and white goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, air conditioners. Recycle at Citizen Solid Waste Convenience Center (fees apply) or arrange for arrange for bulk item collection with weekly residential trash collection.  You must call the Trash Collection Hotline at 804-425-0500 at least one day in advance to schedule your bulk items for collection. Freon must be safely removed from all appliances before disposal at the Recycling Center or at a bulk item collection. There is a $10.00 fee for this service, payable to the City Treasurer in advance at the City Treasurer’s Office, (insert address and phone number here ). Proof of payment (receipt) must be shown before disposal or sticker must be attached to bulk waste item placed at curb in front of your house for pick-up. Bulk items placed at the curb must not exceed the capacity of a 1/2 ton pickup truck and whose dimensions do not exceed 6″L x 4″W x 4″ H.

    Microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, toaster oven, etc (smaller type appliances). Donate working items to local charity. Recycle at CVWMA special collection event or arrange for  bulk item collection with weekly residential trash collection.  You must call the Trash Collection Hotline at 804-425-0500 at least one day in advance to schedule your bulk items for collection.

    Automobile Fluids

    Used oils are not accepted at the City of Hopewell’s Citizen Solid Waste Convenience Center.

    The City offers an annual Spring Cleanup Week event. Check with local government staff for listing of accepted items.

     

     

    Batteries

    Batteries are not accepted at the City of Hopewell’s Citizen Solid Waste Convenience Center.

    The City offers an annual Spring Cleanup Week event. Check with local government staff for listing of accepted items.

    Alkaline. Safe for disposal in your trash.

    Lead acid. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of Battery Barn, Batteries Plus, automotive supply stores.

    Rechargeable. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of Battery Barn, Batteries Plus, ,home improvement centers, electronics retailers or other retailers.

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

    Cartons

    Recycle food and beverage cartons such as milk, juice, juice boxes, soup, wine, creamer, egg substitutes. Empty,Rinse and place cap back on the carton before placing it in your recycling container.

    Clothing and Shoes

    Donate to Goodwill, Salvation Army, schools, churches, etc. or resell at local consignment stores. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations or consignment stores.

    Electronics

    Cell Phones. 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, monitor),Computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.),Printers, scanners & copiers, Fax machines,VCRs & camcorders, Stereos, etc. 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.

    Televisions. 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 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.

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

    Glass

    Glass bottles and jars (no lids please). Recycle in green recycling cart with yellow lids or at the drop-off recycling collection site locations.

    No other glass items accepted for recycling.

    Lawnmowers

    Contact City staff directly to see if they can recycle your lawnmower.

    Metal

    Aluminum and steel cans. Empty, rinse to recycle. Recycle at the drop-off recycling collection site locations.

    Miscellaneous Metal. Contact City staff directly to see if they can recycle your metal items.

    Oil

    Used oils are not accepted at the City of Hopewell’s Citizen Solid Waste Convenience Center.

    The City offers an annual Spring Cleanup Week event. Check with local government staff for listing of accepted items.

     

     

    Paints and Solvents

    Paints and solvents are not accepted at the City of Hopewell’s Citizen Solid Waste Convenience Center.

    The City offers an annual Spring Cleanup Week event. Check with local government staff for listing of accepted items.

     

     

    Paper

    NO shredded 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 one of the drop-off recycling collection site locations.

    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.

     

    Plastics

    NO PLASTIC BAGS, please. Recycle at local grocery/retail stores. Many stores work with Trex in Winchester, VA.

    Household Kitchen, laundry, and bath plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs.  Empty, rinse, replace plastic cap to recycle. Recycle at one of the drop-off recycling collection locations.

    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.

    Propane Tanks

    Propane tanks are not accepted at the City of Hopewell’s Citizen Solid Waste Convenience Center.

    The City offers an annual Spring Cleanup Week event. Check with local government staff for listing of accepted items.

    Tires

    Used Tires. Return to retail location when new tires are purchased or recycle at the Citizen Solid Waste Convenience Center.Tires are limited to four (4) per person, and they must be separated from the rim. Contact city government staff directly for more information.

    Yard and Vegetative

    Christmas Trees. Leave tree by trash cart for collection (tree will not be recycled.)

    Yard Waste (brush).Bundled brush will be collected with your regulat trash. Brush must be tied in bundles less than four feet in length and weighing less than 75 pounds. Brush is part of the 1/2 ton pick-up truck limit.

    Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings).  Compost at home or set out with regular trash collection. Yard waste, such as grass clippings, weeds, and leaves must be bagged and securely tied together or bundled.  Bagged leaves will be collected year round. The limit per collection is not to exceed the capacity of a 1/2 ton pickup truck. The 30 bags, each weighing no more than 50 pounds is included as part of the 1/2 ton pickup truck limit.

    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.
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