Pittsylvania County has 21 convenience centers and 10 "greenbox" sites spread across the county. Our “Convenience Centers” are waste disposal facilities for our County residents to dispose of residential, household generated waste. They consist of compactor units to handle normal trash and larger open-top containers for large or bulky items.
Our greenbox sites are located where travel distance to our convenience centers is outside of an acceptable range. We are currently working to develop three additional convenience centers which will allow us to eliminate some greenbox sites that are not as cost effective to maintain and do not provide a great experience for our users.
A crew of drivers are always on the road, using rolloff trucks to haul trash from these convenience centers back to the Pittsylvania County landfill. Several of the most frequently visited sites are also manned by attendants to ensure that citizens have access to everything they need and to ensure that the sites aren't abused by contractors. For everyone's safety, Pittsylvania County does not permit salvaging, scavenging, or reclaiming items from our convenience centers or greenbox sites. We regularly monitor these sites for improper usage and violators will be ticketed for illegal use.
1. Brights (Greenbox)
3628 Brights Rd Pittsville, VA 24139
3. Grit (Convenience Center)
3700 Wards Rd Hurt, VA 24563
5. Smith Mountain (Convenience Center)
155 Smith Mountain Rd Penhook, VA 24137
7. Rockford (Convenience Center)
6300 Rockford School Rd Gretna, VA 24557
9. Sago (Greenbox)
2472 Sago Rd Callands, VA 24530
11. Potter Creek (Greenbox)
6461 W Gretna Rd Pittsville, VA 24139
13. Callands (Convenience Center)
20400 Franklin Turnpike Chatham, VA 24531
15. Banister River (Greenbox)
4563 Halifax Rd Chatham, VA 24531
17. Stone Gregory's (Greenbox)
11528 Halifax Rd Java, VA 24565
19. Whitmell (Convenience Center)
240 Bowl Dr Dry Fork, VA 24549
21. Dry Fork (Convenience Center)
11400 US-29 Chatham, VA 24531
23. Brosville (Convenience Center)
95 Cascade Rd Cascade, VA 24069
25. Mt. Cross (Convenience Center)
4080 Mt Cross Rd Danville, VA 24540
27. Blairs (Convenience Center)
375 Blairs Cir Blairs, VA 24527
29. Ringgold (Convenience Center)
155 Ringgold Rd Ringgold, VA 24586
31. Old Mayfield (Convenience Center)
980 Mayfield Rd Danville, VA 24541
2. Motley (Convenience Center)
255 Jasper Wood Rd Hurt, VA 24563
4. Long Island (Greenbox)
2493 Moons Rd Long Island, VA 24569
6. Pittsville (Greenbox)
5376 Pittsville Rd Pittsville, VA 24139
8. Mt. Airy (Convenience Center)
110 Renan Rd Gretna, VA 24557
10. Climax (Greenbox)
3793 Climax Rd Chatham, VA 24531
12. Whittles (Greenbox)
23020 US-29 Chatham, VA 24531
14. Moses Mill (Convenience Center)
655 Moses Mill Rd Chatham, VA 24531
16. Java (Convenience Center)
2908 Java Rd Java, VA 24565
18. Sandy River (Convenience Center)
4560 Medical Center Rd Axton, VA 24054
20. Powell (Convenience Center)
2006 Wi Powell Rd Dry Fork, VA 24549
22. Mt. Tabor (Convenience Center)
3001 Mt Tabor Rd Keeling, VA 24566
24. Berry Hill (Convenience Center)
110 Target Dr Danville, VA 24541
26. Mt. Hermon (Convenience Center)
3575 Franklin Turnpike Danville, VA 24540
28. Kentuck (Convenience Center)
3875 Kentuck Rd Ringgold, VA 24586
30. Sutherlin (Convenience Center)
5255 S Boston Hwy Sutherlin, VA 24594
- What are the recycle options at the convenience centers?
All large box convenience centers will eventually have recycling containers for Mixed Paper (cardboard, newspaper & magazines), Aluminium, and Type 1 & 2 Plastics. If the container is full when you arrive you may dispose of these items in the compactor or hold on to them until we are able to refresh the container. Note: If you place items on the ground, you may be ticketed for littering.
- What plastics can I recycle?
We accept Types 1 and 2 plastics at our convenience centers. Recyclable plastics will have a small triangle located usually near the bottom of the container with a number in the middle. If it has a triangle with a number 1 or 2, it is accepted. All other plastics should be disposed of with normal household garbage.
- What are my options for brush and yard debris disposal?
Brush and yard debris are accepted at the landfill. We have a designated area for brush located away from regular household garbage to prevent mixing of the two.
- Why can’t I dispose of brush and yard debris at convenience centers?
Vegetative debris is very bulky and would take up a lot of space in our collection boxes. This would result in additional truck trips for each site. For the same reason, the County does not bury brush or other vegetative debris in our landfill. Using our valuable landfill space for material that can be disposed of in other manners and making extra trips to our convenience centers adds an unnecessary cost burden to the citizens.
- What are my options for tire disposal?
Tires are accepted at the landfill. They are placed in a designated area away from household garbage until being transferred to a recycling facility. The cost is $3 per tire, and the tire must be removed from the rim.
- Why can’t I dispose of my tires at convenience centers?
Tires are not accepted at the County convenience centers because County staff would need to separate them from regular household trash. If mixed with trash and then buried in the landfill, whole tires occupy large volumes of landfill space. They do not readily compact and can flex back to the surface after burial. The only way a tire won’t migrate toward the surface is if you shred it. The County does not currently have the ability to shred tires, therefore they are stored in a designated area until they can be delivered to an appropriate facility to be shredded and recycled. Mixing tires in with household garbage adds an unnecessary cost burden to the citizens and creates safety issues for landfill personnel.
- Why can't I dispose of liquids at County convenience centers?
Collection boxes are not sealed containers; therefore, liquids placed in containers may spill from the container onsite and during transport. This would cause a risk to citizens and the environment.
- How do I properly dispose of paints / stains?
Remove the lid and let it sit out of the weather. You can also pour the paint over a piece of wood and allow the liquid to completely dry. Once it solidifies, it is allowed to be disposed of at any large box convenience center or landfill.
- How do I get rid of oils? (Engine, Transmission, Hydraulic, Cooking, etc.)
Oils are accepted at the Pittsylvania County landfill. Notify the scale’s attendant, so they can direct you to the storage area. Large drums must be scheduled so we can ensure proper handling. Call (434) 432-7980 and select Option 1 to coordinate delivery.
- Can deer be disposed of at the convenience centers?
Any animal processed for food can be disposed of at the convenience centers. All organs must be removed, and carcass drained of fluids. Please bag remains as you would regular household garbage. All other animals (livestock, deceased pets, roadkill, etc.) must be taken to the Pittsylvania County landfill.
The operation of these convenience centers is largely funded by the Solid Waste Fee, an annual tax of $120 per household. Without the Solid Waste Fee, Pittsylvania County would be required to either raise taxes or forgo crucial investments in other areas like public safety and education.
Before the Solid Waste Fee was instituted in 2018, many of these convenience centers and greenbox sites were in complete disarray. These sites were created for residential use, but contractors would fill them to the brink, so site attendants have been placed at some of the busiest sites to ensure that every citizen has room to leave their trash.
Pittsylvania County is also working to put in additional sites and improve the level of service offered at the convenience centers. A new, regional convenience center is being developed at Meadow Ridge Court, as well as two more sites on Climax Road and Level Run Road. A new recycling program is being created to allow county residents to easily recycle cardboard and newspaper, among other things.