Acceptable Items
There are many items accepted for recycling at the Convenience Center.

Mixed Paper
  • Cereal/dry food boxes
  • Computer paper
  • Corrugated boxes (break boxes down and place in front of cardboard bailer or in designated cardboard recycling bins)
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
Plastic Bottles
To save room in the bins, please remove lids and flatten all bottles. Plastic bottles and other "narrow neck" bottles with a 1 or 2 are accepted, including:
  • Milk and juice jugs
  • Plastic soda bottles
  • Shampoo and detergent bottles
Metal Cans & Foil Products
You do not need to remove labels, but please rinse all containers.
  • Aluminum and bimetal beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil products
  • Tin or steel food cans
Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Broken glass
  • Ceramics
  • Clear, green and brown bottles or jars from food or mirrors
  • Glass products other than bottles and jars
  • Ovenware
  • There is a fee of $20 to remove freon from refrigerators, freezers or any item that has ever had freon in it.
  • There is a $15 fee to dispose of stoves, washing machines and water heaters.

Antifreeze, paint, oil, and oil filters may be recycled at no charge.

Propane & Electronics
Propane tanks, auto batteries, cell phones and rechargeable batteries are recycled at no charge.

Tires are accepted for a fee.

Unacceptable Items
  • Carbon Paper
  • Foil-backed paper
  • Food contaminated paper
  • Fuel tanks (unless cut in half)
  • Large auto parts
  • Plastic bags
  • Wax or plastic coated paper
Goodwill Donations
Goodwill has a list of items that can be accepted at the Goodwill Donation trailer located at the Convenience Center site.

Recycled Quantities
Powhatan County was able to recycle the following quantities of material, thus keeping them out of the landfill for fiscal year 2015:
Material Quantity Recycled
Appliances and Scrap Metal
216 Tons
Drop-Off Recycling
670 Tons
Electronics 4 Tons
Paint 990 Gallons
Propane Tanks
105 Units
Textiles 313 Tons
Tires 50 Tons
Used Oil and Antifreeze
10,880 Gallons
Used Oil Filters
495 Gallons