There are two convenience centers in Chesterfield County: the Northern Area Convenience Center (NACC) at 3200 Warbro Road in Midlothian, and the Southern Area Convenience Center (SACC) at 6700 Landfill Drive in Chester.
Customer Assistance at Convenience Centers
If you are not able to unload your material, please ask the attendant on site and they will coordinate staff to assist.
This list of accepted items is provided only as a guide to help our customers and should not be considered complete. Questions regarding the acceptability of a particular waste should be directed to the attendant on site or by contacting Waste and Resource Recovery customer service by email or by calling 804-748-1297.
A $15 fee per item. Items include:
- Air conditioner
- Freezer (remove all food waste)
- Refrigerator (remove all food waste)
Appliances, Non Freon
A $10 fee per item. Items include:
- Furnace or boiler
- Hot water heater
- Microwave (no fee)
- Trash compactor (residential)
Construction and Demolition Debris
Once registered, contractors working at county residences may bring in construction and demolition debris from one residential property per visit. No asbestos, lead, chemicals or paint are allowed. A driver’s license and proof of residential work site (utility bill or building permit for example) shall be made available upon request. The fees, applicable to both citizens and contractors, are:
- 1 pickup truck load: $15
- 1 pickup truck load with trailer load shorter than 10 feet: $30
- No dedicated loads of asphalt and concrete
Grills and Propane Tanks
Items allowed include:
- Propane tanks: 1 pound, 20 pound (grill size) and 40 pound (camper size)
- $7 fee for 20 pound propane tanks (no additional fee if brought in with residential household waste)
Household Hazardous Chemicals
The disposal fee is free. No contractor chemicals allowed. Residential items allowed include:
- Aerosol cans
- Antifreeze, 10-gallon limit
- Auto batteries
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs, up to 5 per household
- Fluorescent light tubes, up to 5 per household
- Gasoline, 10-gallon limit. All gasoline and flammable liquids must be brought in OSHA approved gas cans. Convenience Center staff will pour the liquid on site and return the can to the customer.
- Oil filters
- Paints (see paint disposal tab for additional information)
- Used oil, 10 gallon limit
The fee for lawnmower disposal is $7. There is no additional fee if brought in with residential household waste. All gasoline and oil need to be removed prior to drop off. Riding lawnmowers are required to have the battery removed prior to disposal.
The disposal fee is $7. There is an annual limit of three mattress sets.
Residential Trash and Vegetative Debris
Items allowed include:
- Electronics and televisions (see recycling tab for additional information)
- Household trash
- Other yard waste
- Small limbs
- Timber less than 16 inches in diameter and 8 feet long
The disposal fees are:
- 1 pickup truck load: $7
- 1 pickup truck load with a 10 foot or smaller trailer load: $14
- All standard pickup trucks and trailers with sideboards greater than 2 feet will be charged a minimum of $14
- 1 Pickup truck load with a trailer load longer than 10 feet and shorter than 20 feet: $21
- All enclosed leaf vacuum trucks or trailers with leaf boxes less than 10 feet in length will be charged a minimum of $14
- All enclosed leaf vacuum trailers with boxes greater than 10 feet in length will be charged a minimum of $28
Trucks larger than standard pickup trucks, including moving vans, roll backs and small dump trucks will be charged accordingly. Bagged leaves and wood chips are to be disposed of in the municipal solid waste (MSW) containers.
Monitors, televisions and other electronics can either be placed into trash containers or taken to the next county e-cycling collection event to be recycled. The disposal fee is $7.
There is a limit of 5 tires. Over-sized tires are not accepted. The disposal fees are:
- Off-rim tire: $2 each
- On-rim tire: $5 each
U.S. Flag Disposal
The disposal fee is free. Old or damaged U.S. flags should be handed to the cashier in the operator’s booth. The flags will be stored temporarily in a designated box until they can be taken to the local American Legion for a proper retirement ceremony. Please do not dispose of flags in the trash dumpsters.
Credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover), debit cards and cash are accepted at both the Northern Area and Southern Area Convenience Centers.
Customer Value Cards (CVCs) will no longer be offered. Cards without expiration dates will be honored until all visits are used.
Items Not Accepted
This list of items not accepted is provided only as a guide to help our customers and should not be considered complete. Questions regarding the acceptability of a particular waste should be directed to the attendant on site or by contacting Waste and Resource Recovery customer service by email or by calling 804-748-1297.
The following is a list of several wastes that are unacceptable at the county's disposal facilities:
- Automobiles and boats, anything with a title
- Commercial construction and demolition debris
- Dedicated loads of asphalt and concrete
- Explosive items
- Fire extinguishers
- Medical waste
- Oil-based paint accepted at events only
- Oversized tires
- Propane Tanks larger than 30 pounds
- Timber (greater than 16 inches in diameter or 8 feet long)
Latex Paint Disposal
To protect the environment and reduce cost, the Chesterfield County Waste And Resource Recovery (WARR) division has developed a new latex paint disposal process, and your help is needed to make it work!
Latex paint is not hazardous and can be safely disposed of in the trash once it is solid. Please follow the instructions below to solidify your latex paint.
- Remove and discard the paint lid.
- Make sure the paint can is half full or less (if the can is more than half full, pour excess into another container, like an empty coffee can).
- Add kitty litter, mulch, sawdust or paint hardener to the latex paint can. Safely stir the mixture together and allow it to harden. If liquid remains, add more solid material to the latex paint can.
- Allow the paint to dry in a ventilated area. Once latex paint has hardened, discard in trash or bring to a convenience center for free disposal.
Oil-Based Paint Disposal
Oil-based paint is considered hazardous in liquid form and cannot be disposed of in the trash. Oil-based paint will be accepted at special events to be held at the convenience centers.
Events will be held periodically for Chesterfield County residents to dispose of up to 5 gallons of oil-based paint liquid per household at no charge. Event information will be included on the county calendar.
The last oil-based paint disposal event was held on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. The next event is to-be-determined.
Regional Electronics Event
Securis holds Regional Electronic Recycling Events in Richmond on the first Saturday of each month and is open to all Chesterfield County residents.
In general, there are no fees for drop-off recycling. Please refer to the itemized list for additional information.
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)
There is no recycling fee for CFLs.
The following residential electronics can be recycled at the convenience centers:
- Electrical cords
Citizens will have the choice to put monitors, TVs and other electronics into the trash containers or take to the next county e-cycling collection event to be recycled.
Please note there is a limit of two CPUs per visit.
There is no recycling fees for these items:
- Metal containers
- Mixed paper:
- Computer paper
- Junk mail
- Office paper
- Plastics (numbers 1-7 plastics) including waxy coated food and beverage cartons including:
- Egg substitutes
- Juice boxes
Please note that food-contaminated containers, plastic bags and Styrofoam items are not allowed.
Plastic grocery/shopping bags cannot be recycled in curbside recycling carts or the county's drop-off recycling bins as they damage processing equipment. The best option is to return clean, empty, dry plastic bags to participating drop-off locations such as retail stores to be recycled. Participating stores include Food Lion, Home Depot, Kohl's, Kroger, Lowe's, Publix, Target, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Wawa and Whole Foods. You do not have to return the grocery bags back to the exact store where you received them.
There is no recycling fee for scrap metal. A scrap metal box is available at both convenience center locations. Any clean, reusable metal is accepted.
There is no recycling fee for textiles. The size is limited due to the slot being 30 inches by 15 inches. Items included are:
- Small toys
Used Oil and Anti-Freeze Recycling
There is no recycling fee for used oil and anti-freeze. There is a limited of 10 gallons per visit. Items included are:
- Used anti-freeze
- Used motor oil
- Used residential oil filters
Restricted Vehicles and Trailers
Power Take-Off (PTO) Dump Units
Northern Area Convenience Center
Due to safety concerns, power take-off (PTO) dump units are prohibited at the Northern Area Convenience Center.
Southern Area Convenience Center
No PTO dump units are to be activated in the disposal bays at the Southern Area Convenience Center.
No dump trucks are allowed at either convenience center.