In addition to the items you can recycle through curbside recycling, here are some other things you can recycle:Although batteries ARE NOT recyclable in curbside recycling, rechargeable batteries may be dropped off for recycling at the reception counter at Town Hall, located at 121 Thompson Street. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when recycling batteries:
- Alkaline batteries are NOT recyclable
- Rechargeable batteries include Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small-Sealed Lead (Pb), (2 1/4-lbs. or less). Rechargeable batteries can be found in cordless handheld devices, tools, electronics, and appliances
- DO NOT put batteries in curbside recycling! Mixing batteries in with other mixed recyclables can cause fires
Electronic waste (e-waste) is accepted at the Route 301 Transfer Station, located at 7301 Courtland Farm Rd. (Rt. 820) in Hanover. Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed Sunday. There is a $7 charge for televisions. All other electronics (anything with a plug) are accepted at no cost from Hanover County residents. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are charged at a rate of $0.25 apiece.
You can also go to the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority
(CVWMA) website for a list of electronics recycling events in your area.