Convenience Centers

Join Goochland County for a Special Tire Amnesty and Document Shredding Event on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fairground Property located at 2744 Fairground Road at the intersection of Sandy Hook Road (Route 522) and Fairground Road (Route 632).

**Document Shredding Update - Nov. 18th 11:30 AM**

Due to a bigger than expected turnout, the document shredding truck reached capacity.  The truck has temporarily left to empty its load and should be back for shredding by 12:30 PM and will remain there until 1 PM. 
Secure document shredding is available for up to five bankers boxes, no larger than 12" x 24", per person.  Individuals must show proof of Goochland County residency.

Tire Amnesty - 10 Tire Limit

There is a 10-tire limit per person and participants must show proof of Goochland County residency.  Tires larger than those on an average sized pick-up truck will not be accepted.

Document Shredding - 5 Bankers Boxes (No Larger than 12" x 24")

Secure document shredding is available for up to five bankers boxes, no larger than 12" x 24", per person.  Individuals must show proof of Goochland County residency.  Paper clips and staples do not have to be removed, but plastic bindings must be removed.

For more information or questions about the Special Tire Amnesty and Document Shredding Event please call (804) 657-2025 or email

Goochland County’s Convenience Centers are normally open Monday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except for County holidays or other announced closures. 

Goochland County maintains and operates the convenience centers. The centers are available, free of charge, for use by County residents who have proof of residency for disposal of household trash and recyclable items. 

There is a fee to dispose of certain items such as:  

  • Air conditioners
  • Automobile tires
  • Brush
  • Refrigerators and other appliances containing Freon

For more information on the disposal costs please view the Convenience Center Fees 

Tire Disposal Program

The county’s tire disposal program includes the disposal of multiple sized tires including agricultural-type tires. Disposal of tires up to 19 inches off rim for $2, tires up to 19 inches on rim for $6,  tires between 19 inches and 24 inches off rim for $13, and now agricultural-type tires between 24.5 inches to 42 inches off rim for $30. There is no limit on the disposal of any tires, including large agricultural-type tires.  

Tires can be disposed of at the county’s Central Convenience Center and Western Convenience Center.

Drop-Off Recycling

The green drop-off bins are individually labeled for mixed paper and mixed food/beverage containers.  Residents collecting paper items at home for drop-off recycling can combine mixed paper items such as junk mail, cardboard, computer and office paper, phone books, and cereal/dry food boxes.
Aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles, food and beverage cartons, and glass bottles and jars should be contained separately from the mixed paper items.  All recyclable containers should be rinsed, but labels do not need to be removed.  Please do not place plastic bags (garbage or grocery) filled with recyclables into the drop-off containers.  Newly accepted items include cartons (i.e., waxy coated cartons of juice, half and half, soup, etc.) and all plastic containers #1-7.  
Click here for more information on what can be recycled.


Household & Hazardous Waste

Goochland County accepts the following household materials:

  • Anti-freeze
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Propane Tanks
  • Rechargeable, lead, or acid batteries

Acceptable paint materials include:

  • Gasoline additives  
  • Latex and oil-based paints
  • Leaded/unleaded gasoline
  • Oil additives
  • Paint and lacquer thinners
  • Polyurethane
  • Primer
  • Stain and tints
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish/shellac

Appliances/White Goods

 The Freon recovery program enables participating jurisdictions to comply with state and federal regulations which ban the atmospheric release of Chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochloroflourocarbons (HCFCs). Many used and discarded appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers contain these ozone-depleting gases.  By recycling these items, the Freon gases are extracted and the empty appliances will also be recycled.


Plastic Bag Recycling

Acceptable material includes any clean and dry grocery, bread, newspaper, or packaging film, or dry cleaning bags.  Click here for the full list of recyclable plastic bag/film material.  


Electronics Recycling


 Equipment collected in this program will be disassembled and recycled under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.  Computer hard drives will be processed to Department of Defense/National Security Administration standards.  Documentation of data destruction is also available upon request for a $5.00 fee. Consumer electronic items will not be accepted through this program.  These items include, but are not limited to small appliances (toasters, blenders, hair dryers, vacuums, etc.), handheld power tools, fans, de-humidifiers, or lamps.  However, some of these household items may be accepted for scrap metal recycling.  If you are unsure, make sure you ask an attendant before disposing. 

Acceptable Items

Computers and Accessories

  • Computer systems
  • Laptop or notebook computers 
  • Printers, scanners, plotters, copiers
  • Monitors (CRTs/Plasma/LCDs)
  • Keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.
  • External memory, hard disk drives
  • Circuit boards, chips
  • Network hubs, modems, routers
  • CDs, DVDs, magnetic tape
  • Toner cartridges

Office and Business Equipment

  • Copiers
  • Cell phones and chargers
  • PDAs and other handheld devices
  • Telephone telecommunications/switching system

Household Items

  • Button batteries
  • Televisions (console, wide-screen, projection, CRT, plasma, LCD)
  • Stereos

Contact Us

  1. Solid Waste & Recycling Administration

    1800 Sandy Hook Road
    PO Box 103
    Goochland, Virginia 23063
    Phone: 804-556-5374

    Central Convenience Center

    1908 Hidden Rock Lane
    Maidens, Virginia 23102
    Phone: 804-556-5374

    Western Convenience Center

    3455 Hadensville-Fife Road
    Goochland, Virginia 23063
    Phone: 804-556-5375

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