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 two days each year for the collection of household hazardous wastes and electronic wastes. The most recent collection day was March 19, 2022, during which 15,879 lbs. of household hazardous waste and 11,766 lbs. of electronics waste were processed.

More information will be available on this site in the weeks leading up to the next Hazardous Waste Collection Day, which is scheduled for October 1, 2022.

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

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."

Persons wishing to dispose of used tires will no longer be required to pay the used tire disposal fee.

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.