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Single stream recycling

Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg residents may place household waste and recycling materials in the waste compactor or greenbox dumpsters at the consolidated sites.

Consolidated sites offer single stream recycling, which means that you don't need to sort recyclables. Bottles, jugs, cans and jars may be mixed with all paper (except corrugated cardboard) in one collection container. Microwave food trays and clean pizza boxes will also be accepted. Please keep cardboard in a container separate from other recyclables.

Place all household waste and recycling in the proper containers to reduce littering. Please pick up any trash you drop. Remember to close the recycling loop by purchasing recycled products packaged in recycled material.

Metal fuel tanks, sealed cylinders or items that may be considered contaminated (vehicle fuel tanks, oil drums, etc.) will not be accepted.

Items that can be recycled
Mixed paper
Corrugated cardboard
Plastics #1 and #2 only, glass and metal

Items that cannot be recycled
Yard waste, commercial or construction/demolition waste, dead animals, smoldering ashes or automotive parts. All yard or commercial waste must be taken to the Montgomery County Regional Solid Waste Authority. There is a reduced tipping fee for brush and untreated wood material, so deliver these separately and save money! Brush and untreated wood are recycled and ground into mulch which is made available to the public.

Because some aluminum items--aluminum foil, aluminum cooking pans, cat food cans--are a different alloy than aluminum beverage cans, they cannot be recycled with the other single stream recyclables. These items should not be placed in the recycling containers at the County drop off sites. These items can be taken directly to the MRSWA separate from other single stream recyclables if desired.

Landfill hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Large household items
A container for large item refuse such as furniture is available for your convenience.

Please remove doors from refrigerators and freezers or tape doors shut. Remove non-metal parts. Remove all food from refrigerators prior to disposal at a consolidated site. Refrigerators with food left inside will not be recycled and will end up being thrown out.

Hazardous waste
Montgomery County Regional Solid Waste Authority has a permanent household hazardous waste facility that accepts residential hazardous waste monthly on third Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by pre-registration only at 381-2820 ext. 300. 

Goodwill donation sites
Montgomery County and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys partner to offer residents an opportunity to donate clothes, shoes, books, housewares and other non-breakable items at three consolidated sites.

EDGAR donation boxes are located at the following consolidated sites Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in winter), Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.):

Riner, 4300 Riner Road
Ellett Valley, 910 Luster's Gate Road
Prices Fork, 4680 Prices Fork Road

Goodwill also offers pick-up service for large quantities of items. For more information, call Goodwill (540) 250-7271.

 

Contact
Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St. Ste. 1C
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-5793
Fax: (540) 382-6816
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Office hours:
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Consolidated site hours:
Summer Hours
(effective with Spring time change)
Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Winter Hours
(effective with Fall time change)
Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Year-round
Sat., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun., 12 to 6 p.m.