Goochland County Solid Waste and Recycling
Department Address: 1800 Sandy Hook Road P.O.Box 103
Goochland, Virginia 23063
Phone: (804) 556-5860 Fax: (804) 556-5654
Contacts: (Click on contact's name for email.)
David Lloyd, Convenience Centers   (804) 556-5859
Dwayne Jones, Convenience Center Supervisor   
Leigh Dunn, Curbside Recycling and GARC Coordinator   (804) 556-5850

Goochland County Convenience Centers

Goochland County maintains and operates the convenience centers. The centers are available, free of charge, for use by County residents who have proof of residency for disposal of household trash and recyclable items. There is a fee to dispose of certain items, such as brush, automobile tires, air conditioners, refrigerators and other appliances containing Freon.
  • Hours of Operation:  7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Central Convenience Center: Closed every Thursday.
  • Western Convenience Center: Closed every Tuesday and Wednesday.



Goochland County Convenience Centers Holiday Closings 2014

2014 Convenience Centers Holiday Closings

  • New Year's - Wednesday, January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 20
  • Presidents' Day - Monday, February 17
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 26
  • Independence Day - Friday, July 4
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 1
  • Columbus Day - Monday October 13
  • Veterans Day - Tuesday, November 11 
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 27
  • Christmas - Closed Half day Wednesday, December 24 and whole day Thursday, December 25.

Curbside Recycling
Since discontinuing the County-subsidized curbside recycling service, Goochland County now working with homeowner's associations to contract services within their respective subdivisions. This option could be provided at an annual cost of $25 per year, per household. Beginning July, 27 subdivisions will be participating in this program, totaling almost 1,150 households. If your subdivision is interested in the curbside recycling service, the next enrollment period begins in February 2014 for service beginning July 1, 2014. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions or call Leigh Dunn at 556-5850 for more details.

Central Convenience Center
1908 Hidden Rock Lane
Goochland, VA 23063
Phone: (804) 556-5374
Map and Directions
Closed Every Thursday

Western Convenience Center
3455 Hadensville-Fife Road
Goochland, VA 23063
Phone:(804) 556-5375
Map and Directions
Closed Every Tuesday and Wednesday

The recycling containers include informational decals that make recycling easier for area citizens. Decals show which materials are accepted in the recycling program and instruct citizens on placement of the materials into the appropriate openings in the bins.Large Recycling Bins at the Convenience Center

Large Bins for Mixed Containers and Mixed Paper
The large green collection bins are for mixed paper and mixed food/beverage containers and have a divider in the center to keep the items separate.  Residents collecting paper items at home for drop-off recycling can combine mixed paper items such as junk mail, cardboard, computer and office paper, phone books, and cereal/dry food boxes.

Aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles and jars should be contained separately from the mixed paper items.  All recyclable containers should be rinsed, but labels do not need to be removed.  Please do not place plastic bags (garbage or grocery) filled with recyclables into the drop-off containers.  Click here for more information on what can be recycled.

Recycling brush at the Convenience CenterOther Recyclable Items
Recycling is also available for brush (no stumps or grass clippings), tires, oil and filters, paint, batteries, propane tanks, and appliances containing Freon.  There may be a disposal fee associated with some of these items (see fee schedule).


Freon Recovery ProgramFreon Recovery Program
The Freon recovery program enables participating jurisdictions to comply with state and federal regulations which ban the atmospheric release of Chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochloroflourocarbons (HCFCs). Many used and discarded appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers contain these ozone-depleting gases.  By recycling these items, the Freon gasees are extracted and the empty appliances will also be recycled through metal scrap dealers or through the CVWMA's Appliance & Scrap metal recycling program.


Recycling Household wastesHousehold Wastes
Goochland County also accepts motor oil, oil filters, anti-freeze, paint and other materials. Acceptable paint materials include: latex and oil-based paints, varnish/shellac, stain and tints, paint and lacquer thinners, polyurethane, primer, turpentine, oil additives, leaded/unleaded gasoline, and gasoline additives.  The County also accepts used propane tanks, and rechargeable and lead acid batteries.