Other Recyclable Items

In addition to the items you can recycle with curbside recycling, here are other things you can recycle:
  • Rechargeable Batteries - these may be brought to Public Works, located at 201 Duncan Street. Use the following guidelines when recycling batteries:
    • Alkaline batteries are not recyclable
    • All rechargeable batteries are recyclable. These 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). These include rechargeable batteries from power tools, cordless and cellular telephones, laptop computers, camcorders, cameras, two-way radios and rechargeable household appliances (e.g., rechargeable hand held vacuum).
    • Please be aware that although rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are recyclable, non-rechargeable Lithium batteries (frequently used in cameras) are not recyclable
    • Rechargeable batteries should be placed individually in plastic bags in order to prevent short circuits and the possibility of fire.

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.

Additional Information
You can also go to the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) website for a list of electronics recycling events in your area.