Trash Center Hours and Locations

Convenience centers are located throughout the county for residents to dispose of household trash and recyclables free of charge.

Public Works Vehicle Registration & Decals


When using any of Hanover County's convenience centers for trash disposal and recycling, a Hanover County, Ashland, or public works decal must be displayed. Before obtaining a public works decal, your vehicle must be registered with the Commissioner of the Revenue in Hanover County. This can be done in person or online. After your vehicle is registered with the County, decals may be obtained at the Hanover County Treasurer's office, or you may visit any of the solid waste convenience centers. When visiting a convenience center to obtain a public works decal, you must show an attendant a document with your Hanover County address, such as a Virginia driver's license or vehicle registration. Multiple vehicles per household may be registered; simply bring the documentation with you when visiting a convenience center with an additional vehicle.

This orange sticker is not meant for the outside of vehicle. Most will display it on the backside of their rear view mirror so that the attendant can see it as they pull into the center. Some may put it on cards placed on the dashboard when entering the center.

If your vehicle will not be registered with Hanover County other accommodations will need to be arranged. In this instance, please call the Department of Public Works at 804-365‐6181 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for available options.

Regulations


For additional information please refer to solid waste rules and regulations (PDF).

Hours for All Convenience Centers


  • Open Daily 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • All convenience center locations are closed the following holidays:
    • New Year's Day
    • Lee - Jackson Day (Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Easter Sunday
    • Memorial Day
    • Fourth of July
    • Labor Day
    • Veteran's Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Day after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day

Courthouse Convenience Center


Items Accepted

  • Household trash, bulky waste, recyclables
  • Grass and unbagged leaves
  • Oil, oil filters, antifreeze, gasoline, solvents, automobile fluids
  • Clothing, reuse area

Beaverdam Convenience Center


Items Accepted


  • Household trash, bulky waste, recyclables
  • Grass and unbagged leaves
  • Oil, oil filters, antifreeze, gasoline, solvents, automobile fluids
  • Clothing, reuse area

Doswell Convenience Center


Items Accepted


  • Household trash, bulky waste, recyclables
  • Grass and unbagged leaves
  • Oil, oil filters, antifreeze, gasoline, solvents, automobile fluids
  • Clothing, reuse area

Elmont Convenience Center


Items Accepted


  • Household trash, bulky waste, recyclables
  • Grass and unbagged leaves
  • Oil, oil filters, antifreeze, gasoline, solvents, automobile fluids
  • Clothing, Goodwill items

Mechanicsville Convenience Center


Items Accepted


  • Household trash, bulky waste, recyclables
  • Grass and unbagged leaves, brush up to 4 inches thick and 6 feet long
  • Oil, oil filters, antifreeze, gasoline, solvents, automobile fluids
  • Clothing, Goodwill items

Montpelier Convenience Center


Items Accepted


  • Household trash, bulky waste, recyclables
  • Grass and unbagged leaves
  • Oil, oil filters, antifreeze, gasoline, solvents, automobile fluids
  • Clothing, reuse area