Waste Management
Recycling Information
Remember to close the recycling loop by purchasing recycled products packaged in recycled material!
Items that can be recycled
 Include  Do Not Include
 - aluminum food and beverage cans
 - aluminum foil wrap and foil pans


household aluminum
 - remove lids
- rinse
- flatten, if practical
- no other steel items
 Steel and bi-metal cans
 - steel and bi-metal food and beverage cans
- steel lids from glass jars, bottle caps, cardboard spiral, can tops and bottoms
- empty paint cans and lids
- empty aerosol cans
 - aluminum materials
- un-emptied paint or aerosol cans
- no other steel items
 - rinse food and beverage cans
- ensure paint cans are empty and dry
- remove paint can lids
- empty aerosol cans through normal use
- remove plastic lids from aerosol cans
- do not remove spray nozzles from aerosol cans
 - food and beverage containers such as jars, bottles and jugs
- brown, clear, green and/or light blue
 - glassware, crystal, ceramics
- plate glass, mirrors
- any glass other than food or beverage containers
 - remove lids (labels are okay)
- do not break or shatter

Types 1-7 (clear or colored soft drink containers, bottles and jars, milk and water jugs, detergent, bleach and household cleaner bottles)

- plastic bags and Styrofoam
- opaque PETE or PETE microwave cooking dishes
- motor oil or antifreeze containers of any kind 

 - rinse
- remove lids (labels are okay)
- flatten if practical
Mixed paper

- office paper

-magazines, catalogs, junk mail

-paper board (i.e. cereal boxes)


- NO plastic bags

- NO plates or cups

- NO hardback books

- NO materials with food residue

- remove non-paper items,  keep paper dry
- remove plastic liners or inserts

 Cardboard containers

  include brown paper bags
 Used motor oil and antifreeze
     deliver oil and antifreeze in closed containers

Items that cannot be recycled
Your cooperation is needed to keep our community clean! A waste compactor (or greenbox dumpsters) is on site for the sanitary collection of household garbage. Place all garbage in the containers to reduce littering. Please pick up any trash you drop.

  • Includes: household waste from residents of Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg.
  • Do not include: yard waste, commercial or construction/demolition waste, dead animals, smoldering ashes or automotive parts.
  • A container for large item refuse such as furniture is available for your convenience.

  • Montgomery County Regional Solid Waste Authority has a permanent household hazardous waste facility that accepts residential hazardous waste monthly on third Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by pre-registration only at 381-2820 ext. 300. All yard or commercial waste also must be taken to the Montgomery County Regional Solid Waste Authority. Landfill operational hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    There is a reduced tipping fee for brush and untreated wood material, so deliver these separately and save money! Brush and untreated wood are recycled and ground into mulch which is made available to the public.

    The consolidated collection sites will accept large household items. Please remove doors from refrigerators and freezers or tape doors shut. Remove non-metal parts.

    No metal fuel tanks or cylinders. No sealed cylinders.

    Items that may be considered contaminated (vehicle fuel tanks, oil drums, etc.) will not be accepted.
    Goodwill Donation Sites

    Montgomery County and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys partner to offer residents an opportunity to donate clothes, shoes, books, housewares and other non-breakable items at three consolidated sites.

    EDGAR donation boxes are located at the following consolidated sites Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in winter), Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.):

    Riner, 4300 Riner Road
    Ellett Valley, 910 Luster's Gate Road
    Prices Fork, 4680 Prices Fork Road

    Goodwill also offers pick-up service for large quantities of items. For more information, call Goodwill(540) 250-7271


    EDGAR collection totals in weight (lbs)

    Location FY 2013 FY 2014
    Riner 19,040 29,780
    Ellett Valley 17,440 25,980
    Prices Fork 14,160 21,200
    50,640 75,960