Solid Waste Management

We assure that solid waste disposal is in accordance with state regulations and that the County's required Solid Waste Management Plan is up-to-date and state approved.

Goals & Objectives for Solid Waste Management

  • Provide a safe, sanitary and environmentally sound waste disposal facility - The County owns a regional landfill, the Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Facility (MPLRF), which is being constructed and operated by Waste Management in a safe, sanitary, and environmentally sound manner. The landfill's capacity together with limits on disposal indicate that the landfill will provide more than 50 years of service to the County. Now, in 2023, it is in the 31st year of operation and will likely serve us for another 45 years.
  • Provide for the collection of waste - County residents may self-haul their household waste to any of five Convenience Centers (CC) located in the County, and it will be disposed at no charge. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Convenience Center locations are:
    • CC Number 1 located at 6550 Beehive Drive, near the Animal Shelter (and the closed landfill)
    • CC Number 2 located at 3603 Waste Management Way, at MPLRF (the active landfill)
    • CC Number 3 located at 7599 Guinea Road, behind the VDOT Park and Ride
    • CC Number 4 located at Gum Fork at 5122 Hickory Fork Road
    • CC Number 5 located at Dutton at 10403 Burkes Pond Road
  • Provide for collection and disposal of household harmful waste - The County's Clean Community Coordinator oversees the twice yearly household harmful collections provided by Waste Management.
  • Meet state requirements for recycling - The County's Clean Community Coordinator prepares and submits the County's annual recycling report to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Provide meaningful public information and education programs - For more information, please visit Clean Community's website.

Additional Contact Information

  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Piedmont Regional Office: 804-527-5020
  • Waste Management: 804-693-5109
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