View information about Waste Management’s Convenience Center Sticker Requirement (PDF) Opens a New Window. . There are recycling receptacles located at each Convenience Center. Please recycle!
PROPER recycling saves Gloucester money, while conserving our natural resources.
Proper recycling here in Gloucester means:
* NO GLASS
* Rinse out your plastic/metal bottles and cans and let them dry
* Paper/cardboard must be dry and clean (no used pizza boxes)
* ONLY plastic bottles (numbers 1 & 2) that have necks narrower than their bodies can go in the recycling bin...no other plastics. (The narrow necks indicates the bottle was made using the blow-mold process, which means it is a particular type/grade of plastic)
Hours of Operation
The Waste Management Convenience Centers in Gloucester County operate on the following schedule:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Holiday Closings: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Other changes to the schedule will be posted at the Centers and in local newspapers.
Waste Management’s phone number: 804-693-5109
Gloucester County residents may dispose of appropriate household trash and waste at the County’s convenience centers. Gloucester County businesses may dispose of appropriate trash and waste at the County’s convenience centers as long as the trash and waste were generated within the County. Learn what you can do with old paint (PDF) Opens a New Window. .
Household appliances/TVs and furniture may also be disposed of at a convenience center.
Yard waste such as pine needles, debris from small pruning jobs, brush, limbs, demolished outbuildings or sheds that do not exceed 7.5 by 10 feet, etc. may be disposed of at a convenience center as long as the amount does not exceed four cubic yards (approximately a pickup truck load).
Regular household alkaline batteries are now made so that they can be safely put in the regular trash. It is recommended that you tape the ends to avoid a spark.
Auto and marine batteries ("lead acid" batteries) and rechargeable tool batteries can be returned to the store when you purchase a new battery and are accepted at most auto part stores in Gloucester. They can also be brought to any Home Depot or Lowe’s to be put in their Call2Recycle box.
Lithium, rechargeable and button batteries can be taken to the Household Harmful Waste Day even in October or April.
Grill propane tanks can be taken to any Blue Rhino location in Gloucester (Walmart, Food Lion, Lowe’s, Rite Aid, and Walgreens).
Large items such as trees, boats, building debris that fit in a regular sized large pick up truck must be taken to the main landfill at the Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Center.
Household Harmful Waste
Household harmful waste items should be disposed of during one of the County’s two free Household Harmful Waste disposal events. The Household Harmful Waste collection is usually held on the third Saturday in April at the Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Center. In October, the collection is usually held on the third Saturday at the Hayes Convenience Center. (*In 2021, the spring collection is actually scheduled for April 17 at the Hayes site due to COVID-related complications)
Other times of the year, harmful waste can be disposed of, for a fee, by Veolia North America Opens a New Window. . Contact them at 804-233-6980, Customer Service Department. They can pick up the materials from you and will provide you with documentation that your material was properly transported and disposed of. Opens a New Window.
Residents from counties other than Gloucester County, businesses from outside Gloucester County who are working in Gloucester County (including subcontractors from outside Gloucester County even if they are working for contractors located within Gloucester County), and Gloucester County businesses disposing of waste and trash generated outside Gloucester County must take the waste and trash to the main landfill at the Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Center. Certain types of demolition debris and materials are not accepted at Convenience Centers and should be taken to Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Center for disposal. Contact Waste Management at 804-693-5109 for specific guidance. A disposal fee will apply.
Curbside Trash Collection
While Gloucester County does not provide curbside trash removal, there are several local companies in the area that do. This list may not be complete and is provided for informational purposes only. Other companies may serve your area. Being listed here should not be considered an endorsement of a particular company or companies.
- Allied Waste Services of Hampton Roads, Yorktown, VA
Phone: 800-296-7070 or 757-898-5488
- Ambrose Disposal Services, Mathews, VA
- B and S Refuse, Hayes, VA
- Cardinal Waste Services, Saluda, VA
- County Waste, West Point, VA
- TFC Recycling, Newport News, VA (recycling only)
Reducing, reusing, and recycling
Tips to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle can be found on the EPA’s website