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Recycle Items

County recycling is located on Route 15, near Pro Auto Body, at 12379 James Madison Highway.

Recycle glass, plastic, aluminum cans, newspaper, and cardboard.

**Open 24 hours daily.**

Recycling is also collected at these collection centers:

Barboursville Collection Site: newspaper, plastic, aluminum/metal cans, and cardboard
Lake of the Woods Collection Site: glass, plastic, aluminum/metal cans, cardboard, office paper, and newspaper
Locust Grove Collectin Site: plastic, aluminum/metal cans, newspaper, and dark and clear glass
Porter Road Collection Site: glass, plastic, aluminum/metal cans, cardboard, newspaper, office paper, antifreeze, batteries, and motor oil

Prohibited deposits at Collection Centers include, but are not limited to:

  • Dead animals
  • Building, construction, and remodeling materials
  • Brush, limbs, and branches that are not able to be bagged   
  • Stumps
  • Tires and automobile parts
  • Fencing materials
  • Waste generated from a commercial, manufacturing, or business enterprise
  • Ashes and coals from any form of burning
  • Gas tanks or cylinders
  • Explosives
  • Poisonous, infectious, or hazardous waste
  • 55-gallon drums

The State Mandated Recycling Rate for municipalities has been lowered from 25% to 15%. The recycling rate turned in and accepted by the Department of Environmental Quality from Orange County was 26% for last year. Recycling locations are listed above. Many of the sites that do not provide recycling collection now will do so in the future.

Orange County appreciates the efforts of those who recycle. To provide the best recycling material and to prevent loads of recyclable material from being rejected by recyclers, please follow the following recycling guidelines.

Recycling Guidelines
(No Plastic Bags are Allowed In Any Recycling Bin)

Newspaper, Magazines, and Phone Books: Keep all recyclable paper clean and dry; do not tie.

Not Accepted: Other paper material or cardboard, plastic bags, wire, string, or rope.

Glass Containers: Clear, green, and brown glass jars or bottles; no other colors. Empty and rinse; it is not necessary to remove labels. Sort by color and deposit into the appropriate bin.

Aluminum: Remove all contents and rinse.

Not Accepted:
Other steel items, paint cans, or aerosol cans.

Corrugated Board: Corrugated board is paper board which can be identified by the wavy lines you see if you look at it on end.  Remove all packing material and staples, and flatten boxes.

Not Accepted: Corrugated board contaminated with food, oil or other contaminants, cereal boxes, six-pack cartons or milk cartons.

Plastics: Rinse and remove lids before depositing into recycling bins. Lids cannot be recycled and must be discarded as trash.

Not Accepted: Plastics that are not  #1 - #7, styrofoam, containers larger than 1-1/2 gallons, buckets, or toys.

Acceptable Plastics:

Number 1 Plastics -- PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)

Number 2 Plastics -- HDPE (high density polyethylene)

Number 3 Plastics -- V (Vinyl) or PVC

Number 4 Plastics -- LDPE (low density polyethylene)

Number 5 Plastics -- PP (polypropylene)

Number 6 Plastics -- PS (polystyrene) - Except Styrofoam

Number 7 Plastics – Miscellaneous