We assure that solid waste disposal is in accordance with state regulations and that the County's required Solid Waste Management Plan is up-to-date and state approved.
1. Provide a safe, sanitary and environmentally sound waste disposal facility.
Goals and Objectives for Solid Waste Management
The County owns a regional landfill, the Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Facility (MPLRF), which is being constructed and operated by Waste Management in a safe, sanitary, and environmentally sound manner. The landfill's capacity together with limits on disposal indicate that the landfill will provide more than 50 years of service to the County. Now, in 2017, it is in the 25th year of operation and will serve us for another 50 years.
2. Provide for the collection of waste.
County residents may self-haul their household waste to any of five Convenience Centers (CC) located in the County, and it will be disposed at no charge. Hours of operation are Monday--Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 7am-7pm. The Convenience Center locations are:
CC #1 located at 6550 Beehive Drive, near the Animal Shelter (and the closed landfill)
CC #2 located at 3603 Waste Management Way, at MPLRF (the active landfill)
CC #3 located at 7599 Guinea Road, behind the VDOT Park & Ride
CC #4 located at Gum Fork at 5122 Hickory Fork Road
CC #5 located at Dutton at 10403 Burkes Pond Road
3. Provide for collection and disposal of household harmful waste.
The County's Clean Community Coordinator oversees the twice yearly household harmful collections provided by Waste Management.
4. Meet state requirements for recycling.
The County's Clean Community Coordinator prepares and submits the County's annual recycling report to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
5. Provide meaningful public information and education programs.
For more information, please visit Clean Community's website
Additional Contact Information
Waste Management: 804-693-5109
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Piedmont Regional Office: 804-527-5020
Solid Waste Management includes post closure care and monitoring of the County's closed landfill shown in the photograph above. Grass mowing is an important part of post closure care, because the landfill has been capped with several layers of materials designed to keep water from infiltrating down into the landfill's layers. Care is taken to preserve the cap and protect it from anything that could potentially disturb it, including trees putting down roots on it.
Solid Waste Management also includes management and inspection of the County's active landfill, the Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Facility which is owned by the County and operated under contract with Waste Management, Inc. One of the terms of the contract is a 2,000 ton/day limitation on the amount of materials that WMI is permitted to dispose each day.
The County benefits from this limitation in that it gives the landfill
an anticipated useful life of at least 50 years.
Waste Management also operates the County's convenience centers which are located throughout the County and provide drop-off points for household refuse as well as recyclables. Signs are posted at each convenience center to show the recycling rate for the previous month.