Refuse Collection, Disposal and Recycle
Solid Waste Office, Front Royal: (540) 636-1543
Transfer Station, Bentonville: (540) 635-7722
 
   

Solid Waste

 

 Refuse Collection, Disposal and Recycle

 

RefCollection Image1Solid Waste Goals

  • Maintain Federal and State laws and regulations, including meeting or exceeding the minimum 25% recycling rate as required
  • Meet the needs of the citizens of Warren County
  • Strive to be convenient and user friendly
  • Promote recycling to reduce waste and protect our environment
Overview
Warren County offers Convenience Site locations for household refuse and recyclables for residents at no charge.  The County has five citizens' Convenience Sites located throughout the County.  Bagged household waste may be disposed of at all locations, while large, bulky items must be taken directly to the Bentonville Convenience Center.  Site attendants are available for guiding residents in proper disposal and recycling and signage is posted at all locations to inform site users of allowable and restricted materials.
 
Commercial customers may dispose of waste at our Transfer Station also located in Bentonville.  Commercial customers are required to stop at the Scale House to be scaled prior to proceeding to the tipping floor.
 
Guidance for Disposal of Waste and Recycle Materials

Below you will find a chart that details what waste and/or recycling items are accepted at each of the County sites.  If the item that you are looking for is not listed on the chart, or if you have additional questions, please contact Solid Waste Manager, Mike Berry, at (540) 636-1543.

 
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Additional Information:
  • Citizens will be allowed to drop off up to six gallons of paint per day; any amount over six gallons may be taken to Bentonville for a fee
  • Latex paint cans that are dried out may be disposed of with regular household waste
  • Disposal of residential construction/demolition debris is free up to 999 lbs. via one trip per day
  • Construction/demolition debris may only be disposed of in accordance with Transfer Station hours (see Transfer Station tab above for hours)

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste is collected during a special clean-up event held annually in the County.  The event date will be posted upon scheduling the event.  Items such as cleaners, pesticides, herbicides and acids may be disposed of during this special event.  Only residential waste will be accepted; no industrial or commercial chemicals will be allowed. 

 

Citizen Convenience Sites

 

Refuse Collection and Disposal - Citizen Convenience Sites

 

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Warren County offers five citizens' locations throughout the County to dispose of household waste and recycle.  Bagged household waste may be disposed of at all locations, while large, bulky items other than scrap metal must be taken directly to the Bentonville Site.  Recycling centers are available at all locations with the exception of the Shenandoah Farms Compactor site.  Please note that all loads should be secured to prevent littering accidents.  Site attendants are required to inspect all loads and enforce Warren County Policy.

 

A valid Warren County, Town of Front Royal, or Waste Decal must be displayed (permanently affixed) in order to dispose of waste and/or recycling materials. Since the refuse sites are funded by the tax payers of Warren County, those bearing out-of-area decals will not be permitted to use the facilities without a permission letter from the Solid Waste Department.  The department issues permission letters on a case-by-case basis in order to limit misuse. You can fill out a Special Permission Request Form and submit it through this website, or you can contact our Administration Office located in Suite 100 of the Warren County Government Center, (540) 636-4600.  If you need assistance in filling out the request, please view the Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Convenience Sites for Household Waste Disposal and Recycling

Waste from commercial enterprises, businesses, contractors, non-residents or any source other than residential/household is prohibited at the Convenience locations.  For hire residential haulers must go to the Bentonville site.  We do not accept tires, furniture, computers, carpet, construction debris or large items at the convenience sites.  Please view the Bentonville Convenience Site tab for information on these items.

 

Locations (click here to view a map of the five locations)

  • Route 522/340: 10037 Winchester Road, Front Royal: Located 3/10 of a mile south of the junction of Routes I-66 and 522/340 at the VDOT Park and Ride facility
  • Route 340 South: 9823 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Front Royal: Located 2 miles south of the junction of South Street and Route 340 just past Skyline Caverns
  • Linden: 2664 Dismal Hollow Road, Linden: Located 3/10 of a mile from the junction of Routes I-66 and 55 East on Route 647 across from the Park and Ride facility
  • Shenandoah Farms: 47 Blue Mountain Road, Front Royal: Located at the corner of Blue Mountain Road and Howellsville Road
  • Bentonville: See Bentonville Convenience Site Tab at the top of the screen
 

Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

 *The only holidays in which the Convenience Sites close are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  On those days open top containers will be available for the public to dispose of garbage, but no attendants will be on site.

 
Recycle

RecyclingLogo copyRecycling containers set up at the following Convenience Site locations: Route 522/340, Route 340 South, and Linden.  There are no recycling containers at the Shenandoah Farms site.  Items accepted for recycling at the convenience sites include:

  • Scrap Metal (no freon appliances)
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Aluminum and Metal Cans
  • Glass- All Colors
  • Cardboard
  • Batteries
  • Waste Oil - Gallon Containers or Less Only
  • Plastics - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 (no foam)
  • Paper, Mixed Paper, and Newspapers
 
Unauthorized or hazardous materials will not be accepted.  Please see the signage at the convenience site or site attendant for details.

 

 

Warren County Transfer Station-Bentonville Convenience Site

 

 Warren County Transfer Station-Bentonville Convenience Site- Residential Use

 
232 Shangri-La Road
Bentonville, Virginia 22610
(540) 635-7722
 
  

Location

The Bentonville Convenience Site is located at the Warren County Transfer Station (9.2 miles south of the junction of South Street to Route 613, left on 613 for 2.2 miles, then right on Route 730).  Depositing waste requires a valid Warren County, Town of Front Royal, or Waste decal.  Depositing without a valid decal is prohibited and Site Attendants are required to verify residency.  

  

Residential Household Trash: Hours of Operation

(see below for construction/demolition debris hours)
 
Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 
 

Construction/Demolition Debris: Hours of Operation and Procedure

Large loads other than normal bagged trash, including construction/demolition debris, can only be disposed of during Scale House hours.  
 
Monday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED
 
 
You will not be permitted to dispose of construction/demolition debris after 3:00 pm or on Sundays.  All loads are subject to inspection and vehicles are required to be scaled.  All Warren County and Town of Front Royal residents with a valid County, Town, or Waste decal will be allowed to dispose of 999 pounds of construction/demolition debris at no charge via one trip per day.  Loads over 1000 pounds will be charged at the tipping fee of $69.00 per ton.
 
 

Other Charges (cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard accepted)

Tires

  • Tires up to 16": $1.50 without rim; $2.50 with rim
  • Tires up to 19": $3.00 without rim; $4.00 with rim
  • Tires up to 24.5": $6.00 without rim; $10.00 with rim
  • Tractor/Farm Tires: $10.00; please note that tire must be cut into four equal parts
  • We do not accept large equipment tires or Super Singles
 

Paint

Residents may drop off up to six gallons of paint per day free of charge.  Normal tipping fees will apply to loads larger than six gallons.

 

Farm Animals

Dead farm animals may be disposed of for $69.00 per ton.

 

Yard Waste/Stumps/Brush

Residential yard waste including grass, leaves and brush may be disposed of free of charge.  Stumps greater than 12" will be charge at $30.00 per ton.
 

 

Unacceptable Waste

  • Ashes
  • Asbestos
  • Drums That are not Emptied or Cleaned
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Pesticides
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Free Liquids
  • Industrial Waste
  • Medical Waste (including red bags) 
  • Sludge
  • Gasoline
  • Propane Tanks (100 lbs. and over)

 

Authorized Waste (accepted at no charge, please notify the attendant for instruction)

  • Metal
  • Batteries 
  • Paint
  • Waste Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Computer Equipment
  • Items with Freon Including Refrigerators (doors must be removed), Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioning Units

 

Authorized Recycle
  • Scrap Metal (no freon appliances)
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Aluminum and Metal Cans
  • Glass- All Colors
  • Cardboard
  • Batteries
  • Waste Oil - Gallon Containers or Less Only
  • Plastics - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 (no foam)
  • Paper, Mixed Paper, and Newspapers

 

 

COMMERCIAL

 

Warren County Transfer Station - Commercial Use

 

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232 Shangri-La Road
Bentonville, Virginia 22610
(540) 635-7722
Transfer Station Manager: Jamie Lentz
 

The Warren County Transfer Station is located at the site of the closed Warren County Landfill.  All waste deposited at Convenience sites and Commercial waste is transported to the Transfer Station in Bentonville for disposal to a landfill outside of Warren County.  The Transfer Station operates under the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permit by Rule #33 and operations are inspected by DEQ.  In addition to Transfer Station duties, personnel oversee the maintenance of the closed landfill site, gas monitoring and water monitoring.  The closed landfill is also operated under DEQ permit, with engineering oversight provided by Joyce Engineering, Inc.

 

 

Commercial Customers Only (non-residential): Hours of Operation


All tipping floor customers should be scaled in by 2:30 pm in order to allow for the required floor clean up.  Please call prior to your arrival if you are in route at or near 2:30 pm.  The telephone number for the scale house is (540) 635-7722.
 
Monday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED
 
 
Fees

Commercial waste generated in Warren County is charged at $69.00 per ton.  Other fees may apply such as tires in load, special clean-up for liquids, etc.  Payments may be made at the Scale House in the form of cash, check, or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).  If you are interested in setting up an account, please see the Scale House Attendant for information.

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Unacceptable Waste

The following items are prohibited at this facility:

  • Hazardous materials - solvents, poisons, caustics, infectious materials, and explosives
  • Medical waste and medical waste bags or containers
  • Commercial/industrial construction demolition debris

 

 

 

Annual Clean-Up Events

 

Annual Residential Clean-Up Day and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

  

Warren County's Annual Residential Clean-Up Day and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Details on each event can be found below.  All vehicles must display a CURRENT Warren County/Town of Front Royal windshield decal or County waste decal.  Please remember to cover and secure your loads.  If you have any questions, please contact County Administration by calling (540) 636-4600.
 

Annual Residential Clean-Up Day

DateSaturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Locations:
  • VDOT Park N’ Ride located on Dismal Hollow Road at Linden
  • Transfer Station located on Shangri-La Road (Rt. 613); (2.1 miles East off Rt. 340 South) at Bentonville
  • Shenandoah Farms Fire Department (3 miles North of Howellsville Road & Blue Mountain Road)
 
Acceptable Items: Open containers for bulky items, such as old furniture and appliances, will be at three (3) County locations listed above
*Oil and paint will only be accepted at Transfer Station
*Passenger tires will only be accepted at Transfer Station; maximum of 20
 
Event Flyer: To download the event flyer, please click here.

  

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Front Royal Fire Department, 221 North Commerce Avenue, Front Royal
  
Acceptable Items: Cell phones, antifreeze, pesticides, insecticides, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, solvents, strippers, aerosols, battery acid, household cleaners, dry cell batteries, car batteries, paint thinners, adhesives, and fluorescent light bulbs
 
Unacceptable Items: Tires, explosive materials, biological or radioactive waste, and asbestos-laden materials
 
Event Flyer: To download the event flyer, please click here.

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