The City of Colonial Heights operates a Recycling Center. Valid proof of city residency is required to dispose of materials at the Recycling Center. Curbside recycling is offered to all City residents. Small businesses and apartment complexes that do not have curbside services can bring their recyclables to the center.
Acceptable Materials at the Recycling Center
Category 1 Household Hazardous Waste
|Latex Paints||Polyurethane||Turpentine||Cooking Oil|
|Oil-based Paints||Primers||Other Flammable Solvents||Motor Oil|
|Varnish/Shellac||Paint Reducers||Oil Additives||Oil Filters|
|Stains & Tints||Varsol||Leaded & Unleaded Gasoline||Anti-Freeze|
|Lacquer Thinners||Mineral Spirits||Gasoline additives|
- Brush, tree limbs, leaves and grass
- Air conditioners
Recycling Center Restrictions
Disposal of liquid quantities of recycled materials per day is limited to the following:
- Paints, 2 gallons per day.
- Motor Oil, 4 gallons per day.
- Antifreeze, 4 gallons per day.
- Other Category 1 Household Hazardous Waste, 1 gallon per day.
Disposal of insecticides, poisons, acids and other caustic compounds, appliances containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's) or other toxic materials is prohibited. For disposal options, please call the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority at 800-732-3493 or Safety-Kleen at 804-748-3767.
Disposal of electronic devices including, but not limited to televisions, cell phones, computers or monitors at the Recycling Center is prohibited.