Refuse & Recycling

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

At this time all County trash and recycling centers are open to the public. Brush recycling at the Rt. 618 site will be closed due to grinding from March 31 to April 6.

Helpful Information

  • All sites will accept regular household waste and recyclable items including used motor oil, oil filters, anti-freeze, bagged leaves, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and boxes, newspapers, and mingled waste, such as aluminum, glass, and plastics #1-7.
  • NO NEED TO SORT! You can place all accepted recyclables, clean and loose, in the same recycling container. Plastic bags and Styrofoam can not be put in recycling containers.
  • In order to use any of the refuse & recycling sites, you must show proof of residency. This can be done in one of three ways: (1) display of a New Kent refuse & recycling decal on your vehicle windshield, (2) providing your valid driver’s license each time you visit a refuse site or (3) possession of a signed Refuse Authorization Form (PDF) to be shown each time you visit a refuse site.
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn by anyone entering sites.
  • Sites are not designed to accept commercial waste or construction materials.

Items Not Accepted

  • Automobile chassis
  • Brush larger than 6 inches in diameter
  • Tires
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Concrete and bricks

If you need information on disposal of any of these prohibited items, please contact us at (804) 966-8514 and we will be glad to offer some recommendations.

Main Refuse Site

  • Route 618 - 6301 Olivet Church Road, New Kent, VA 23124; (804) 966-2686; Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Accepts televisions or computer monitors for recycling, one per day.
  • Lead acid batteries, empty propane tanks, used paint, scrap metals, and appliances such as dryers, washers, refrigerators, and stoves are accepted. There is a $20 fee to remove refrigerant from any appliance.
  • Gasoline- leaded and unleaded recycle in paint drums, diesel fuel recycle in oil drums (limit of one gallon of fuel per resident per day)
  • Household brush up to 6 inches in diameter.
  • Residents are also now allowed to collect brush (for firewood purposes) from the brush recycling area between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Additional Sites

Route 612
7050 Airport Dr.
Quinton, VA 23141
Phone: (804) 932-8745
Open daily
7 am - 8 pm
Route 634
17120 Polishtown Road
Barhamsville, VA 23011
Phone: (804) 843-3496
Monday through Wednesday
Friday through Saturday
7 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 7 pm
Route 647
12400 Old Telegraph Road
Lanexa, VA 23089
Phone: (804) 966-5203
Tuesday through Saturday
7 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 7 pm

All sites are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.