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:  Monday - Saturday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Sunday 1:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Central Convenience Center: Open 7 Days a Week
  • Western Convenience Center: Closed Every Wednesday




      Goochland County Convenience Centers Holiday Closings 2015

      2015 Convenience Centers Holiday Closings

      • New Year's - Thursday, January 1
      • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 19
      • Presidents' Day - Monday, February 16
      • Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
      • Independence Day - Saturday, July 4
      • Labor Day - Monday, September 7
      • Columbus Day - Monday October 12
      • Veterans Day - Tuesday, November 11 
      • Thanksgiving - Closed half day Wednesday, November 25 and whole day Thursday, November 26
      • Christmas - Closed half day Thursday, December 24 and whole day Friday, December 25.

      Curbside Recycling

      Goochland County works with subdivisions and other individual areas in eastern and central portions of the County to provide curbside recycling. This service is provided at an annual cost of $25 per year, per household. As of July 1, 2014, 31 subdivisions are participating in this program, totaling 1,285 households. If your subdivision is interested in the curbside recycling service, the next enrollment period begins in February 2015 for service beginning July 1, 2015. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions


      Central Convenience Center
      1908 Hidden Rock Lane
      Maidens, VA 23102
      Phone: (804) 556-5374
      Map and Directions
      Open 7 Days a Week

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


      For prior year Landfill Gas Monitoring Quarterly Reports contact:
      Leigh Dunn, Curbside Recycling and GARC Coordinator at (804) 556-5850
      Large Recycling Bins at the Convenience CenterThe green drop-off bins are individually labeled 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 CenterPlastic Bag Recycling

      We are excited to announce that both convenience centers are now collecting plastic bags to be recycled.  Acceptable material includes any clean and dry grocery, bread, newspaper, or packaging film, or dry cleaning bags.  Click here for the full list of recyclable plastic bag/film material.


      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).


      Electronic items recycling at the Convenience CenterElectronic Recycling

      Equipment collected in this program will be disassembled and recycled under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards. Computer hard drives will be processed to Department of Defense/National Security Administration standards. Documentation of data destruction is also available upon request for a $5.00 fee. Consumer electronics items will not be accepted through this program. These items include, but are not limited to small appliances (toasters, blenders, hair dryers, vacuums, etc.), handheld power tools, fans, de-humidifiers, or lamps. However, some of these household items may be accepted for scrap metal recycling. If you are unsure, make sure you ask an attendant before disposing.  Click here for the list of acceptable items.


      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 gases are extracted and the empty appliances will also be recycled.


      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.