Special Wastes Guidelines

Construction Waste

As of January 1, 2011, the Lively Woodyard no longer accepts construction waste. Residents may take construction waste to County collection points instead. Commercial firms/Contractors are required to make their own disposal arrangements. Stumps, wood, brush, leaves and other yard waste will continue to be accepted at Lively Woodyard. Contact the County Administrator's Office, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, Va 22503, 804-462-5129 if questions arise.

Wood Debris/Brush/Yard Waste

Lancaster County has arranged for R.L. Self "The Lively Wood Yard", located at 6088 Mary Ball Road one-half mile south of Lively, to accept non-commercial wood debris from Lancaster County homeowners at no cost to the homeowner. Wood debris generated from commercial activities will also be accepted at this facility, but haulers of such debris will be expected to pay a disposal fee.

Hours of Operation for R.L. Self

Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sundays: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

The Lively Wood Yard will be closed Sunday, September 3, 2023 and Monday, September 4, 2023.

Note: Closures due to inclement weather and holidays may vary

For more information, please contact the County Administration Office at (804) 462-5129.

Used Tires

Used tires are accepted at R.L.Self "The Lively Woodyard," located at 6088 Mary Ball Road.

On March 12, 2020 Lancaster County eliminated it's "Used Tire Disposal Fee" for Lancaster County (residential only). Residents wishing to dispose of used tires will no longer be required to pay the used tire disposal fee.

Note: Used tires are not accepted at the convenience centers. Landfill guidelines prohibit the disposal of tires at the convenience centers.

For more information, please contact the Director of Solid Waste and Recycling at 804-462-5129

Other Automotive Wastes

Many local auto parts retailers and auto repair shops collect and recycle used oil and batteries. Citizens are encouraged to contact individual auto-related businesses for more information. There are no known antifreeze recyclers in the area.

Large Loads/Bulky Items

Lancaster County Convenience Centers are designed for residential use to handle small to limited amounts of residential construction waste and general waste generated in Lancaster County. 

Commercial loads, boats or other large items or loads that cannot be handled and taken at the convenience centers due to center fullness or other factors will be (at the discretion of the site attendant) and shall be redirected to the Waste Management - Middle Peninsula Regional Landfill located in Glenns at 3714 Waste Management Way Glenns, VA 23149. (A Landfill/disposal fee will apply for disposal at this location.) 

Commercial firms with large scale projects or vehicles/trailers, a maximum of 2 cubic yards (the volume of a full size pickup truck) of construction debris will be accepted per day at the convenience centers. Commercial firms who have larger projects that would exceed the daily limit of 2 cubic yards are required to obtain a roll off dumpster for the project or haul the materials to Middle Peninsula Regional Landfill.

Use of the convenience centers for general waste or construction debris generated by residents will not be limited by load size. Residents will only be directed to another convenience center or the middle peninsula regional landfill in the event that the center is at full capacity and cannot accept any further waste for that day

The County will not be responsible or pay any fee for obtaining a roll off dumpster or any load that must be delivered directly to the landfill.