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All large box convenience centers will eventually have recycling containers for Mixed Paper (cardboard, newspaper & magazines), Aluminium, and Type 1 & 2 Plastics. If the container is full when you arrive you may dispose of these items in the compactor or hold on to them until we are able to refresh the container. Note: If you place items on the ground, you may be ticketed for littering.
We accept Types 1 and 2 plastics at our convenience centers. Recyclable plastics will have a small triangle located usually near the bottom of the container with a number in the middle. If it has a triangle with a number 1 or 2, it is accepted. All other plastics should be disposed of with normal household garbage.
Brush and yard debris are accepted at the landfill. We have a designated area for brush located away from regular household garbage to prevent mixing of the two.
Vegetative debris is very bulky and would take up a lot of space in our collection boxes. This would result in additional truck trips for each site. For the same reason, the County does not bury brush or other vegetative debris in our landfill. Using our valuable landfill space for material that can be disposed of in other manners and making extra trips to our convenience centers adds an unnecessary cost burden to the citizens.
Tires are accepted at the landfill. They are placed in a designated area away from household garbage until being transferred to a recycling facility. The cost is $3 per tire, and the tire must be removed from the rim.
Tires are not accepted at the County convenience centers because County staff would need to separate them from regular household trash. If mixed with trash and then buried in the landfill, whole tires occupy large volumes of landfill space. They do not readily compact and can flex back to the surface after burial. The only way a tire won’t migrate toward the surface is if you shred it. The County does not currently have the ability to shred tires, therefore they are stored in a designated area until they can be delivered to an appropriate facility to be shredded and recycled. Mixing tires in with household garbage adds an unnecessary cost burden to the citizens and creates safety issues for landfill personnel.
Collection boxes are not sealed containers; therefore, liquids placed in containers may spill from the container onsite and during transport. This would cause a risk to citizens and the environment.
Remove the lid and let it sit out of the weather. You can also pour the paint over a piece of wood and allow the liquid to completely dry. Once it solidifies, it is allowed to be disposed of at any large box convenience center or landfill.
Oils are accepted at the Pittsylvania County landfill. Notify the scale’s attendant, so they can direct you to the storage area. Large drums must be scheduled so we can ensure proper handling. Call (434) 432-7980 and select Option 1 to coordinate delivery.
Any animal processed for food can be disposed of at the convenience centers. All organs must be removed, and carcass drained of fluids. Please bag remains as you would regular household garbage. All other animals (livestock, deceased pets, roadkill, etc.) must be taken to the Pittsylvania County landfill.