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 (January 1st)
    • Lee - Jackson Day (January 18th)
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 21st)
    • Easter Sunday (April 21st)
    • Memorial Day (May 27th)
    • Independence Day (July 4th)
    • Labor Day (September 2nd)
    • Veteran's Day (November 11th)
    • Thanksgiving (November 28th)
    • Day after Thanksgiving (November 29th)
    • Christmas Eve (December 24th)
    • Christmas Day (December 25th)

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
  • No mattress prep required

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
  • Spring mattresses larger than twin size must be folded and secured lengthwise

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
  • Spring mattresses larger than twin size must be folded and secured lengthwise

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
  • Spring mattresses larger than twin size must be folded and secured lengthwise

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
  • Spring mattresses larger than twin size must be folded and secured lengthwise

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
  • Spring mattresses larger than twin size must be folded and secured lengthwise