Household Waste, Trash
The convenience centers accept all common refuse, trash and garbage from homes. Commercial, industrial and office wastes are not accepted at the convenience centers. The Environmental Division encourages citizens to separate materials that can be recycled (see Convenience Center services) from their waste and placed in the appropriate recycling areas.
Appliances, White Goods Disposal – Disposal Fee Applies
Includes refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, etc.
Attendants at each site help educate citizens about the benefits provided by the recycling programs. Questions can be directed to site personnel or, for additional information, call our customer service center at 804-748-1297.
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) can be recycled at the convenience center office, at no charge.
Construction, Demolition Debris
Only residential construction material can be disposed of at NACC & SACC, $15 minimum fee per full-size pickup truck load (4 x 8). Fee will be adjusted for larger loads (see examples below.) Residential construction/remodeling debris is waste that is produced or generated by the construction, remodeling, repair or destruction of pavement, houses, structures and their foundations. This includes, but is not limited to, the following items: lumber, wire, sheetrock, broken brick, shingles, glass, carpet, pipes, paving materials, concrete, and metal and plastics, if the metal and plastics are a part of the materials of construction. This includes fences, decks, storage sheds, wood paneling, landscape timbers, etc. NO CONTRACTOR CONSTRUCTION / DEMOLITION DEBRIS ACCEPTED!
Fee Examples for Construction and Demolition Debris:
- 1 pick-up truck load = $15
- 1 pick-up truck load with 10’ or smaller trailer load= $30
- 1 pick-up truck load with trailer load longer than 10’ and shorter than 20’= $45
- 1 pick-up truck load with a trailer load longer than 20’ = $60
There is no fee for recycling. Recyclables should be placed in designated containers. aluminum, glass, metal containers, cardboard, mixed paper (junk mail, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, computer paper and office paper) and #1 through #7 plastics, including waxy coated food and beverage cartons (milk, juice, juice boxes, soup, creamer, egg substitutes). Rinse and place cap back on the carton before placing in the recycling container. No Styrofoam, plastic bags, or food-contaminated containers.
Electronic Recycling, e-cycling – Fee Applies
Containers are located at both the Northern and Southern Area Convenience Centers. There will be a $7.00 fee charged to recycle electronics. This is due to special handling requirements. However, there is no additional fee if bringing in residential household waste.
Examples of electronics accepted are televisions, computer systems (hard drive, CPU, monitors and accessories such as cables, keyboards, mouse devices, speakers, etc.), printers, scanners, copiers, telephones and cell phones, facsimile machines, VCRs, DVD players, CD players, stereos and microwaves. Effective December 23, 2013 - Limit of 2 Televisions/Computer Monitors Per Visit
Grills and Propane Tanks – Fee Applies
Grills and 20lb (grill size) and 40lb (camper size) propane tanks are accepted at both convenience centers. The gate fee is charged; however, there is no additional fee if bringing with residential household waste.
Household Hazardous Chemicals Disposal – No Fee
Chesterfield County offers disposal services for a variety of household hazardous waste products at the Northern Area Convenience Center and the Southern Area Convenience Center. Waste products such as: paints, pesticides, acids, solvents and aerosol cans may be disposed of at these sites. There is a limit of 10 gallons per year for disposal of paint. Assistance on the proper disposal of these items will be provided by the site attendants. Cannot accept contractor chemicals or paints. 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 no charge for this service.
Mattresses – Disposal Fee Applies
Chesterfield County residents may dispose of 3 mattress sets annually. There will be a $7 charge to dispose of mattresses.
Scrap Metal Recycling
A scrap metal recycling box is available at both Convenience Center locations. Any clean, reusable metal is accepted.
Textiles Recycling – No Fee
Gently used clothing, shoes, small toys may be deposited for recycling at both locations. Size is limited, due to the slot being 30”x 15".
Used Oil, Anti-Freeze Recycling – No Fee
Used motor oil, used residential oil filters and used anti-freeze are accepted at both locations, with a limit of 10 gallons per visit.
Yard Waste, Vegetative Disposal – Disposal Fee Applies
Includes brush, grass, leaves, small limbs and timber less than 16 inches in diameter, and other vegetative waste.