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