Solid Waste Facilities usage – COVID 19 Guidance

Solid Waste Facilities usage – COVID 19 Guidance

Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay at home order on March 30, 2020, which restricts all Virginians to essential trips only. The County Landfill and the Balls Ford Compost Facility are both open Monday – Saturday for limited disposal activities. Effective immediately both facilities are closed on Sundays and the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics program has been suspended until further notice. We have also instructed our employees to practice social distancing and stay 6 feet away from customers, so unloading assistance is restricted.   Customers should also practice social distancing from each other. This can be a challenge, so we have instituted the following guidelines to assist the practice of social distancing and help protect customers and employees:

  • Limit trips to one per week to dispose of bagged household garbage and recycling only.
  • We request residents not to bring brush, yard debris, construction debris or bulky items.
  • Avoid Saturday visits, especially the hours between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., if possible.
  • Have your Driver’s License ready to display unless you have a solid waste decal.
  • No cash payments: credit or debit card only.
  • Take care of your disposal quickly but use caution when driving through the convenience center and facility property.
  • Bring someone to assist you with unloading, if needed, because staff have been restricted from this activity.

Other service notes:

  • Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost facility are now closed on Sundays until further notice.
  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics program has been suspended.
  • Donation Center and donation bins are no longer available at our sites. Visit our website for alternative donation locations.
  • Rural Saturday collections at Nokesville School and Evergreen Fire Station will remain open. Customers must place materials directly into trucks.
  • Apply for a free Solid Waste decal to make entrance to the facility easier and quicker.  Information available at under the Rules and Regulations section.

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