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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.

Region 2000 Services Authority Regional Solid Waste Plan Update and Amendment.

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.
Click Here for Lateral Expansion Information.

Where To Take Your Trash

Staffed Collection Centers: Recycling & Garbage

Location Hours Map/Directions
366 Cove Valley Lane
Faber, VA 22938
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
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961 Tan Yard Rd
Roseland, VA 22974
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
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136 Rockfish School Ln
Afton, VA 22920
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
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11535 James River Rd
Shipman, VA 22971
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
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Unstaffed Collection Centers: Recycling & Garbage

Location Hours Map/Directions
1 Fish Hatchery Ln
Montebello, VA 24464
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
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3366 Wintergreen Dr
Roseland, VA 22935
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
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Unstaffed Collection Centers: Garbage (No Recycling)

Location Hours Map/Directions
5607 Richmond Hwy
Gladstone, VA 24553
Daylight Hours Only
Tuesdays -Sundays
(closed Mondays)
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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 fgable@nelsoncounty.org.

The Region 2000 new 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates:

Time: TBD
Location:  2525 Concord Turnpike Lynchburg, VA 24504

Region 2000 Service Authority Hazardous Waste Disposal

A similar event occurs at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center in Albemarle County. Check their web site for further information.  ***Please see the new dates coming up in 2021 listed below.***


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Bulky Waste Days

 Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 9am-2pm on:

  • Spring 2021
    • Friday, April 30, 2021 HHW 9am-2pm
    • Saturday, May 1, 2021 HHW 9am-2pm
  • Fall 2021
    • Friday, September 24, 2021 HHW 9am-2pm
    • Saturday, September 25, 2021 HHW 9am-2pm

HHW collections are free only to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Town of Scottsville, and available to Nelson County residents who obtain a voucher from Nelson County government.

Please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator (434) 263-7098 to receive a voucher for this event.  The Ivy Materials Utilization Center is located at 4576 Dick Woods Road in Charlottesville.

Car Donations

Wheels for Wishes
Donate used cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, RV’s, or motorhomes. Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.

Goodwill Car Donation
When you donate your old vehicle, you essentially enable Goodwill to provide vital job training, life skills, and employment prospects to hundreds of thousands of needy individuals. What, to you, might just be an old beater that you haven’t had time to deal with, to someone else, could make all the difference in being able to start a new life.

Veteran Car Donations
Donate many types of vehicles to Veterans and their families- from cars and trucks, to boats and RVs, to jet skis and motorcycles, to riding lawn movers and tractors – in running or non-running condition.

Kids Car Donations
When you donate your vehicle to Kids Car Donations, your vehicle is able to fund the countless programs and services provided directly to children in need. Across the country, children battling disease and illness will get the help they desperately need. Your donation literally saves lives.

Breast Cancer Car Donations
Breast Cancer Car Donations supports well-known nonprofit organizations that are battling breast cancer. Our vehicle donation program is operated on their behalf, providing additional funding so they can focus on their life-saving missions — raising funds for the prevention, screening and diagnosis, treatment and/or cure of breast cancer — rather than on managing car donations.

Contact Us
Physical Address
972 Morse Lane
Arrington, VA 22922
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949
Merle Kelley & Chip Davis
Fran Gable l Recycling Coordinator