Material Disposal Method
Air Conditioners See Appliances or Scrap Metal
Aluminum Cans Aluminum cans can be recycled in the yellow recycle boxes at the Public Use Site.
Antifreeze Antifreeze can be poured into the used antifreeze tank under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site at the Landfill. There is no charge for residents.
Appliances Appliances can be dropped off at the scrap metal storage area at the Public Use Site at the Landfill. There is no charge for residents. Refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers shall be placed in the designated areas so landfill employees can safely remove the refrigerants.
Asbestos The Augusta Regional Landfill is not permitted to accept friable or non-friable asbestos. If you need further information, please call the landfill at 337-2857.
Ashes Ashes should be cool to the touch and must be taken directly to the active fill no later than 3:30 PM.
Batteries All types of batteries may be recycled under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site.
Books Goodwill collects and recycles books at the pod at the Public Use Site.
Brake Fluid Augusta County hosts a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event each fall. The waste must be generated in a residence (NOT FROM A BUSINESS). All Staunton, Waynesboro, and County residents may participate. Click here for planned events.
Brush See Yard Waste below.
Bulky Waste Couches and mattresses may be disposed of in the bulky item open top containers at the Public Use Site.
Car Batteries (Lead-Acid) All types of batteries may be recycled under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Cardboard Cardboard can be recycled in the yellow recycle boxes at the Public Use Site or in the last open top container at the public use site at the landfill.
Cell Phones & Smart Phones All cell phones and smart phones may be dropped off at the battery recycling area under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Clothing Goodwill collects and recycles clothing at the pod at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Computers & Electronics Goodwill collects and recycles computers and electronics at the pod at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Construction Materials All construction materials may be disposed of in the green open top containers at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Cooking Oil Cooking oil can be poured into the used oil containers under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Dead Animals Dead animals may be disposed of in the active landfill no later than 3:30 PM. Follow the orange signs for active fill area.
Dehumidifiers See Appliances or Scrap Metal
Fluorescent Tubes Residents may disposed of limited quantities of fluorescent tubes generated from their household in the bulky item open top containers at the Public Use Site. Businesses must dispose of their fluorescent tubes in accordance with EPA Regulations. The preferred method for residential disposal is through the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event each fall. Planned events.
Furniture Furniture in good condition can be dropped off at the Goodwill pod on-site. If the furniture is in bad condition, please utilize the open top containers at the Public Use Site.
Gasoline Augusta County hosts a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event each fall. The waste must be generated in a residence (NOT FROM A BUSINESS). All Staunton, Waynesboro, and County residents may participate. Click here for planned events.
Glass Containers Glass (Food / Beverage) containers can be recycled in the yellow recycling boxes at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Hydraulic Oil, Lamp Oil, Diesel Fuel Hydraulic oil, lamp oil, and diesel fuel may be poured into the used oil containers under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Kerosene Kerosene may be poured into the used oil containers under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Latex Paint Latex paint should be solidified with kitty litter or dirt and placed in the regular trash.
Lumber All lumber goes into the open top boxes at the Public Use Site. LUMBER DOES NOT GO IN THE YARD WASTE PILE.
Mercury Augusta County hosts a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event each fall. The waste must be generated in a residence (NOT FROM A BUSINESS). All Staunton, Waynesboro, and County residents may participate. Click here for planned events.
Mixed Paper Any type of mixed paper may be recycled in yellow recycle boxes at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Motor Oil Used motor oil can be poured into the used oil containers under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Oil-based Paint Augusta County hosts a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event each fall. The waste must be generated in a residence (NOT FROM A BUSINESS). All Staunton, Waynesboro, and County residents may participate. Click here for planned events.
Paint See Latex Paint, Oil based paint, or Stains.
Pesticides Augusta County hosts a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event each fall. The waste must be generated in a residence (NOT FROM A BUSINESS). All Staunton, Waynesboro, and County residents may participate. Click here for planned events.
Phone Books Old phone books may be recycled in the yellow recycling boxes (as mixed paper) at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Plastic Clean plastic fluid and food containers may be recycled in the yellow recycling boxes at the Public Use Site at the landfill. Plastics #s 1 - 7 are accepted. NO STYROFOAM, PACKING MATERIALS, OR PLASTIC BAGS.
Prescription Drugs & Other Medications The Augusta County Sheriff's Office accepts pills at their office in Verona. No liquids or sharps / syringes may be dropped off. Medications may also be disposed of through a national drug take back program that is sponsored by various organizations. For additional options, link DisposeMyMeds.org
Propane Tanks Remove the valve from the propane cylinder and place the empty propane tank in the scrap metal pile.
Refrigerators See Appliances or Scrap Metal
Scrap Metal All scrap metal (stoves, grills, bikes, hot water heaters, washing machines, and driers) can be dropped off at the scrap metal storage area at the Public Use Site at the Landfill. There is no charge for residents. Refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers shall be placed in the designated areas so landfill employees can safely remove the refrigerants.
Stains Augusta County hosts a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event each fall. The waste must be generated in a residence (NOT FROM A BUSINESS). All Staunton, Waynesboro, and County residents may participate. Click here for planned events.
Steel / Tin Cans Steel / tin (Food / Beverages) cans can be recycled in the yellow recycle boxes at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Stumps The Augusta Regional Landfill does accept stumps. The scale clerks will direct customers to the storage location. Stumps do not go into the yard waste pile.
Syringes or Sharps Household generated syringes or sharps should be placed in a rigid plastic container, labeled Sharps, sealed, and placed in the garbage. Commercially generated needles must be disposed of in accordance with the Virginia Regulated Medical Waste Regulations.
Televisions Televisions may be disposed of in the bulky item roll off containers at the Public Use Site at the landfill. Goodwill does not accept or recycle TVs.
Tires All tires are subject to a Tipping Fee. Tires should be placed in the designated open top trailer at the Public Use Site at the landfill. For tire tipping fees, click here.
Transmission Fluid Transmission fluid can be poured into the used motor oil containers under the wooden shelter at the Public Use Site at the landfill.
Yard Waste All brush, grass clippings, and wood goes into the yard waste pile. Follow the green arrows at the landfill. Please do not put any type of lumber (building materials) in the pile. The material is ground and recycled on-site. The landfill does not provide mulch to citizens.

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