Refuse & Recycling

Helpful Information

  • All sites will accept regular household waste and recyclable items including used motor oil, oil filters, anti-freeze, bagged leaves, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and boxes, newspapers, and mingled waste, such as aluminum, glass, and plastics #1-7.
  • NO NEED TO SORT! You can place all accepted recyclables, clean and loose, in the same recycling container. Plastic bags and Styrofoam can not be put in recycling containers.
  • In order to use any of the refuse & recycling sites, you must show proof of residency. This can be done in one of three ways: (1) display of a New Kent refuse & recycling decal on your vehicle windshield, (2) providing your valid driver’s license each time you visit a refuse site or (3) possession of a signed Temporary Refuse & Recycling Authorization Form (PDF) to be shown each time you visit a refuse site.
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn by anyone entering sites.
  • Sites are not designed to accept commercial waste or construction materials.
  • Our Refuse & Recycling Centers User Guide provides further information concerning accessing and use of the four County refuse & recycling centers.

Items Not Accepted

  • Automobile chassis
  • Brush larger than 6 inches in diameter
  • Tires
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Concrete and bricks

If you need information on disposal of any of these prohibited items, please contact us at (804) 966-8514 and we will be glad to offer some recommendations.

Main Refuse Site

  • Route 618 - 6301 Olivet Church Road, New Kent, VA 23124; (804) 966-2686; Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Accepts televisions or computer monitors for recycling, one per day.
  • Lead acid batteries, empty propane tanks, used paint, scrap metals, and appliances such as dryers, washers, refrigerators, and stoves are accepted. There is a $15 fee to remove refrigerant from any appliance.
  • Household brush up to 6 inches in diameter.
  • Residents are also now allowed to collect brush (for firewood purposes) from the brush recycling area between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Additional Sites

Route 612
7050 Airport Dr.
Quinton, VA 23141
Phone: (804) 932-8745
Open daily
7 am - 8 pm
Route 634
17120 Polishtown Road
Barhamsville, VA 23011
Phone: (804) 843-3496
Monday through Wednesday
Friday through Saturday
7 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 7 pm
Route 647
12400 Old Telegraph Road
Lanexa, VA 23089
Phone: (804) 966-5203
Tuesday through Saturday
7 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 7 pm

All sites are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.