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.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Waste Collection

Lancaster County sets aside one day each year for the collection of household hazardous wastes and electronics waste. The next collection day will be Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Hazardous materials accepted include flourescent bulbs, pesticides, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, cleaners, non-latex paint, old/contaminated fuels and household chemicals.

Latex paint (non-hazardous), alkaline batteries (non-hazardous), tires, car batteries, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, medical waste and ammo/explosives will not be accepted.

Citizens will also be able to recycle old electronic devices such as computers, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, rechargeable batteries, telephones, cell phones, televisions, banking and financial equipment, rechargeable batteries, electronic circuit boards and components, stereo equipment, games and PDAs. There is no charge to residents for electronics recycling.

For more information, contact the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District at (804) 313-9102 ext. 105 or the Lancaster Extension Office at (804) 462-5780.

Wood Debris/Brush/Yard Waste

On September 1, 2003, Lancaster County closed its wood debris collection area at the Refuse Collection Site on Regina Road (VSH 604).

Lancaster County has arranged for 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 reasonable disposal fee.

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

Used Tires

On October 1, 2007, Lancaster County closed its used tire recycling area at the Refuse Collection Site on Gaines Road (VSH 723) near Nuttsville.

Used tires are now accepted at the Lively Wood Yard, 6088 Mary Ball Road, approximately one-half mile south of Lively. Persons wishing to dispose of used tires will continue to pay the used tire disposal fee at the County Administration Office at the Lancaster Courthouse.

For more information, please contact the County Administration Office 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.