Are there recycling drop sites in Town?

The Town of Christiansburg will be closing its recycling drop-off sites.

The Town has been offering curbside recycling service to its residents since July 1, 2018, and will be introducing curbside recycling service to businesses on February 1, 2020. Because curbside service is now a reality, there is less need for recycling drop-off sites around town.

There has also recently been an increase in contamination and trash-dumping at the Town’s recycling drop-off sites, causing much of the recycling from those sites to be rejected. For those interested in still utilizing drop-off sites, Montgomery County offers locations that are staffed to reduce contamination and trash-dumping.

The schedule for closing the sites is as follows:

  • On February 1, 2020, the Cambria Site (Cambria St./Palmer St. Intersection) will close.
  • On March 1, 2020, the Betty Drive Site (Betty Dr./Depot St. Intersection) will close.
  • On April 1, 2020, the Food Lion Parking Lot Site (1530 Roanoke St.) will close.
  • On May 1, 2020, the Home Depot Site (200 Conston Ave.) will close. - CLOSURE DELAYED
  • On June 1, 2020, the Christiansburg High School Site (100 Independence Blvd.) will close. - CLOSURE DELAYED

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased use of these drop-off sites, the Town is delaying the closure of the Home Depot and Christiansburg High School sites. These sites will remain open until further notice. 

Mongtomery County offers ten sites that collect recycling, as well as garbage. All Town residents can visit the following locations:

  • Coal Bank Hollow: 200 Coal Bank Hollow Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Ellett Valley: 910 Luster’s Gate Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Elliston-Lafayette: 5231 Enterprise Dr., Elliston, VA 24087
  • McCoy: 5455 McCoy Rd., McCoy, VA 24111
  • Merrimac: 751 Merrimac Rd., Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • Plum Creek: 1515 Hornsby Dr., Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • Price’s Fork: 4680 Price’s Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Riner: 1612 Auburn School Dr., Riner, VA 24149
  • Rogers: 2750 Pilot Rd., Pilot, VA 24068
  • Wayside: 3985 Wayside Dr., Christiansburg, VA 24073

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1. What is included in solid waste collection services?
2. How do I sign up for solid waste collection service?

3. Can I sign up for curbside recycling and not garbage collection or vice versa?

4. How do I cancel my solid waste collection service?

5. If I cancel my solid waste collection service, what will I do with my trash?

6. When will my solid waste be collected?
7. Will my solid waste be collected during severe winter weather?
8. What will I do if I am physically challenged and unable to get my container to the street?

9. Are there recycling drop sites in Town?

10. Is curbside recycling available for businesses?
11. When will I get my garbage and recycling carts?

12. What size solid waste carts will I receive?
13. Do I have to receive a recycling cart if I want solid waste services?
14. What if I want a different size cart?

15. Where should I place my carts on my collection day?
16. What time do I have to have my cart out on my collection day?

17. Where should I store my cart?

18. What should I do if my cart is damaged or stolen?

19. Should I place a bag in my cart before filling it with recyclables?

20. What items are recyclable with curbside collection?
21. Do I leave the lid on my containers or take them off before recyling?

22. Do I have to rinse containers for recycling?

23. Do I need to remove labels before recyling an item?
24. Can I recycle plastic?
25. Can I recycle glass?
26. Can I recycle metal?
27. What if I need additional solid waste carts?
28. What if I have more solid waste than will fit in my carts?
29. What if an item is too large to fit in my solid waste carts?
30. What if I move within Town?
31. What areas in Town are eligible to receive solid waste collection services?
32. How do I clean my carts?
33. Where may I place my cart in the event that there is a snow bank at the curb?
34. My solid waste was not picked up today. Why not?
35. When is spring and fall clean up?