Recycling

Acceptable Items: 

  1. Mixed Paper
  2. Plastic Bottles
  3. Metal Cans & Foil Products
  4. Glass Bottles & Jars
  5. Metal
  6. Chemicals
  7. Propane & Electronics
  8. Tires
  • 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


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:
Recycle Triangle
Material FY15 Quantity Recycled 
FY16 Quantity Recycled
Appliances and Scrap Metal
216 Tons
255 Tons
Drop-Off Recycling
670 Tons
732 Tons
Electronics 4 Tons
5.5 Tons
Paint 990 Gallons
825 Gallons
Propane Tanks
105 Units
89 Units
Textiles 313 Tons
258 Tons
Tires 50 Tons
40 Tons
Used Oil and Antifreeze
10,880 Gallons
12,469 Gallons
Used Oil Filters
495 Gallons
605 Gallons