The Government Center is open to the public. We ask that you continue to use the remote methods of doing business, including online, over the phone, and through the drop-box and drive-through window. Please follow the safety measures posted and wear a mask in the building. Check COVID-19 Resources for Government Center Services and Updates for the latest information. As always, call 540-245-5600 - we are here to help.

Even though the Government Center building is closed to the public, services still continue. Landfill and convenience site hours remain as normal. 

Augusta County provides solid waste and recycling to residents of Augusta County at the Augusta Regional Landfill and at ten convenience centers around the County.  

Solid Waste and Recycling at the Landfill 

Solid waste and recyclables may be taken to the landfill.

Hours of Operation

The Landfill is open from 8:00 AM until 4:15 PM, Monday through Saturday for residents of Augusta County and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. Holiday closing dates can be found here. 

Convenience center hours are 7 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Saturday. Convenience center locations can be found here.

Holiday Closing Dates 2020

 Holiday  Observed
 New Year’s Day    January 1, 2020 ---Wednesday---closed
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  January 20, 2020---Monday---closed
 President’s Day  February 17, 2020---Monday---open
 Memorial Day  May 25, 2020---Monday---closed
 Fourth of July  July 4, 2020---Saturday ---closed
 Labor Day  September 7, 2020---Monday---closed
 Veteran’s Day  November 11, 2020---Wednesday---open
 Thanksgiving Day  November 26, 2020---Thursday---closed
 Day after Thanksgiving  November 27, 2020---Friday---open
 Christmas Eve  December 24, 2020---Thursday ---closed
 Christmas Day  December 25, 2020---Friday---closed
 New Year’s Day  January 1, 2021---Friday---closed


FAQs  |  What is accepted at the Landfill?

  • Latex Paint 

Latex paints may be disposed of through normal household waste disposal when dried to a solid state. Latex or water-based paint is not hazardous s are and are not accepted during hazardous waste collections. The recycling process used for solvent-based paints (which are accepted) is not appropriate for latex paints. 

For cans holding only small amounts of paint, simply remove the lid and allow the paint to dry to a solid.

For cans with greater amounts of paint, the drying process can be accelerated by adding an absorbent material. Sta-Dry floor absorbent or kitty litter work well. Saw dust may be used, but is not as absorbent. Simply mix the absorbent material with the paint and allow the open can to dry to a solid.

Once in a solid state, latex paints may be safely disposed of along with your regular household waste.

  •  Computer and Small Electronics Recycling

 Goodwill Industries will accept computers, computer equipment, small printers, fax machines, phones, smoke detectors, etc. Goodwill is located at 1104 Greenville Ave., Staunton (886-8910) or 132 Lucy Lane, Waynesboro (941-8526).

  •  CFL’s and Fluorescent Tube Disposal/Recycling

Households may dispose CFL’s and fluorescent tubes with general trash. Augusta County will accept these items from residents only at the annual household hazardous waste collection event in the fall of the year.

  •  Plastic Grocery Bags 

Many area retailers collect and recycle plastic grocery bags. Many of these bags are tuned into boards that are used in the construction and landscaping industry.

  • Medication Disposal

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office accepts pills at their office in Verona. No liquids or sharps / syringes may be dropped off. Medications may also be disposed of through a national drug take back program that is sponsored by various organizations. For additional options, link

Should you have questions concerning what can be taken to the Landfill please call 540-337-2857.