Convenience Centers

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Goochland County maintains and operates the convenience centers. The centers are available, free of charge, for use by County residents who have proof of residency for disposal of household trash and recyclable items. 

There is a fee to dispose of certain items such as:  
  • Air conditioners
  • Automobile tires
  • Brush
  • Refrigerators and other appliances containing Freon

For more information on the disposal costs please view the Convenience Center Fees (PDF).   

Drop-Off Recycling
The green drop-off bins are individually labeled for mixed paper and mixed food/beverage containers and have a divider in the center to keep the items separate.  Residents collecting paper items at home for drop-off recycling can combine mixed paper items such as junk mail, cardboard, computer and office paper, phone books, and cereal/dry food boxes.

Aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles and jars should be contained separately from the mixed paper items.  All recyclable containers should be rinsed, but labels do not need to be removed.  Please do not place plastic bags (garbage or grocery) filled with recyclables into the drop-off containers. 
Click here for more information on what can be recycled.
Household  Hazardous Wastes
Goochland County accepts the following household materials

  • Anti-freeze
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Propane Tanks
  • Rechargeable, lead, or acid batteries

Acceptable paint materials include:

  • Gasoline additives  
  • Latex and oil-based paints
  • Leaded/unleaded gasoline
  • Oil additives
  • Paint and lacquer thinners
  • Polyurethane
  • Primer
  • Stain and tints
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish/shellac

Appliances/White Goods
The Freon recovery program enables participating jurisdictions to comply with state and federal regulations which ban the atmospheric release of Chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochloroflourocarbons (HCFCs). Many used and discarded appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers contain these ozone-depleting gases.  By recycling these items, the Freon gases are extracted and the empty appliances will also be recycled.
Plastic Bag Recycling

We are excited to announce that both convenience centers are now collecting plastic bags to be recycled.  Acceptable material includes any clean and dry grocery, bread, newspaper, or packaging film, or dry cleaning bags.  Click here for the full list of recyclable plastic bag/film material.  

Electronics Recycling 
Equipment collected in this program will be disassembled and recycled under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.  Computer hard drives will be processed to Department of Defense/National Security Administration standards.  Documentation of data destruction is also available upon request for a $5.00 fee. Consumer electronic items will not be accepted through this program.  These items include, but are not limited to small appliances (toasters, blenders, hair dryers, vacuums, etc.), handheld power tools, fans, de-humidifiers, or lamps.  However, some of these household items may be accepted for scrap metal recycling.  If you are unsure, make sure you ask an attendant before disposing. 

Acceptable Items

Computers and Accessories

  • Computer systems
  • Laptop or notebook computers
  • Printers, scanners, plotters, copiers
  • Monitors (CRTs/Plasma/LCDs)
  • Keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.
  • External memory, hard disk drives
  • Circuit boards, chips
  • Network hubs, modems, routers
  • CDs, DVDs, magnetic tape
  • Toner cartridges

Office and Business Equipment

  • Copiers
  • Cell phones and chargers
  • PDAs and other handheld devices
  • Telephone telecommunications/switching system

Household Items

  • Button batteries
  • Televisions (console, wide-screen, projection, CRT, plasma, LCD)
  • Stereos

Contact Us

  1. Solid Waste & Recycling Administration
    1800 Sandy Hook Road
    PO Box 103
    Goochland, Virginia 23063
    Phone: 804-556-5374

    Central Convenience Center
    1908 Hidden Rock Lane
    Maidens, Virginia 23102
    Phone: 804-556-5374

    Western Convenience Center
    3455 Hadensville-Fife Road
    Goochland, Virginia 23063
    Phone: 804-556-5375

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