Trash & 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. The purpose of the update below 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.

Region 2000 Services Authority Regional Solid Waste Plan Update and Amendment

Where To Take Your Trash

Staffed Collection Centers: Recycling & Garbage
Open 7am to 7pm | Tuesday – Sunday

366 Cove Valley Lane
Faber, VA 22938

921 Tan Yard Rd
Roseland, VA 22974

136 Rockfish School Ln
Afton, VA 22920

11535 James River Rd
Shipman, VA 22971

Unstaffed Collection Centers

Recycling and Garbage
1 Fish Hatchery Ln
Montebello, VA 24464
7am to 7pm
Tuesdays -Sundays

Unstaffed Collection Centers: Garbage (No Recycling)

6183 Richmond Hwy
Gladstone, VA 24553
Daylight Hours Only
Tuesdays -Sundays
3366 Wintergreen Drive
Roseland, VA 22935
Open 24/7
Garbage Only

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) Days

Collection days for Household Hazardous Waste are held several times each year. Participation is free for Nelson residents and landowners who obtain a voucher from the Nelson Solid Waste & Recycling Office, tel. 434-263-7098 or .  Vouchers are also available at all staffed collection centers. 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.

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

  • SPRING 2023
    • Friday, April 21, 2023
    • Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • FALL 2023
    • Friday, September 22, 2023
    • Saturday, September 23, 2023

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.

Vehicles for Veterans
Your car donation helps benefit disabled veterans throughout the United States. The proceeds from your donation help to fund programs that provide services offered to veterans in need of assistance and support.

Kars 4 Kids
Your car donation supports the youth and educational programs of national nonprofit Kars4Kids and their sister charity Oorah.

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.

972 Morse Lane
Arrington, VA 22922

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949

Lee Snead & Chip Davis
434-263-6023 fax

Sue Baker, Recycling Coordinator