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Solid Waste/Recycling

Nelson County offers multiple locations for residents to drop off recycling and solid waste. Use of County facilities is limited to persons who either reside in Nelson County or who own real estate property in the County. Patrons should be prepared to show identification as a property owner or resident of Nelson County. All staffed centers are open 6 days a week, 7 am until 7 pm. They are closed on Mondays. They are also closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Sites may be closed on short notice on days when snow or ice create unsafe conditions, or during local power outages. Nelson County is a member of the Region 2000 Services Authority.
Here is the link to the draft Region 2000 Services Authority Regional Solid Waste Plan update and amendment.
https://files.daa.com/dl/yPpJX2AdzC

Region 2000 Services Authority will hold a 30 day public comment period beginning in March and hold a public hearing on the plan on April 22, 2015 at Rustburg High School after our regular board meeting. This public comment period and the notice of public hearing will be advertised in each locality’s newspaper and on the Region 2000 Services Authority website. After the public hearing and the public comment period, the Authority and each member’s council or board will consider a resolution approving the plan.

The purpose of the update is twofold, first, the Authority is required to update the regional solid waste plan every five years and ours is due to be updated this year; second, the plan must be updated to reflect the increase in landfill capacity due to the lateral expansion currently moving through the DEQ permitting process.

Where To Take Your Trash

Staffed Collection Centers: Recycling & Garbage

Location Hours Map/Directions
FABER CENTER
366 Cove Valley Lane
Faber, VA 22938
434-263-4929
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
Google Maps
MASSIES MILL CENTER
961 Tan Yard Rd
Roseland, VA 22974
434-277-5718
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
Google Maps
ROCKFISH CENTER
136 Rockfish School Ln
Afton, VA 22958
434-361-2301
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
Google Maps
SHIPMAN CENTER
11535 James River Rd
Shipman, VA 22971
434-263-4798
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
Google Maps

Unstaffed Collection Centers: Recycling & Garbage

Location Hours Map/Directions
MONTEBELLO CENTER
1 Fish Hatchery Ln
Montebello, VA 24464
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
Google Maps
WINTERGARDEN CENTER
3366 Wintergreen Dr
Roseland, VA 22935
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
Google Maps

Unstaffed Collection Centers: Garbage (No Recycling)

Location Hours Map/Directions
GLADSTONE CENTER
5607 Richmond Hwy
Gladstone, VA 24553
Daylight Hours Only
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
Google Maps

Recyclable Items

Corrugated Cardboard | Mixed Paper | Metal Food Cans | Plastic Containers

Re-Use Shed

Re-use sheds are intended to keep usable items out of the waste stream. Large and broken items are not appropriate. At the staffed sites, please speak with an attendant before leaving items in the shed.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste

Collection days for Household Hazardous Waste are held several times each year at the Region 2000 Landfill. The dates, times, directions and acceptable materials are posted on the Region 2000 HHW web page. Participation is free for Nelson residents and landowners who obtain a voucher from the Nelson Solid Waste & Recycling Office, tel. 434-263-7098 or gmassie@nelsoncounty.org.

Household hazardous waste & electronic recycling days are: Saturday April 11, June 13, & October 10, 2015.

Region 2000 Service Authority

A similar event occurs at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center in Albemarle County. Check their web site for further information.

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority

The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be in the fall, scheduled as follows:

Friday, October 2, 2015:   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 3, 2015: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wheels For Wishes

Donate used cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, RV’s, or motorhomes. Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia. For more info visit: http://virginia.wheelsforwishes.org/


Contact Information

Contact Us

Physical Address
972 Morse Lane
Arrington, VA 22922
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949
Contact
Merle Kelley & Chip Davis
434-263-7097
fax: 434-263-6023