Orange County Insight April 2021

Environmental Quality. Orange County holds two permits: one for the closed landfill and one for the active landfill. Residents may use ten (10) waste collection sites in the county: Barboursville, Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, Unionville, Porter Road, Lahore, Montpelier, and Mountain Track collection sites, Route 15 Recycling Site, and the landfill. Collection and recycling sites accept plastics, metals, plastics, cardboard, and paper. All recyclables are deposited into comingled collection bins. Virginia code requires each locality to provide solid waste collection. While some localities hire vendors to haul trash to private landfills, Orange County maintains its own facility. The Orange County Landfill is free to residents bringing loads of up to 200 lbs. All commercial waste is subject to tipping fees based on weight and contents. The Landfill is closed on holidays, Sundays, and Wednesdays. Unlike the Landfill, the collection sites are open on Sundays. The busiest day for the Landfill is Saturday. The least busy day is Monday. The Landfill was designed to be built in sections and is currently being expanded with a second cell which should be operational by the end of this year. For more information, visit

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