Recycling

Mixed Recyclables

Containers are now located at all of the County's Solid Waste Collection sites to collect recyclable materials such as:

  • Cardboard Boxes (must be flattened)
  • Mixed Papers (junk mail and newspapers)
  • Number 1 and 2 Plastic Bottles and Containers (must be rinsed clean with lids discarded)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (must be rinsed clean)
  • Steel, Tin and Aluminum Cans (must be rinsed clean)

Recyclable materials can be deposited into one container - sorting is not necessary!

Non-Recyclable Items

The following items cannot be recycled:

  • Aerosol Cans 
  • Paint Cans 
  • Plastic Bags
  • Wood Products 
  • Yard or Organic Waste

Recycling Electronics

Effective immediately: Surry County is no longer able to facilitate electronics recycling. When a new vendor is secured to provide this service once again, an announcement will be made to inform citizens.

View the County's Recycling Brochure

Please ask attendants for assistance to ensure that your items are placed in the designated container. Televisions cannot be accepted at this time.

Reusable Clothing & Shoes

Goodwill Industries has placed a container box at the Goodson Path Solid Waste Collection Station where citizens are encouraged to contribute reusable clothing and shoes only. Household and other items cannot be donated to Goodwill via this collection container. 

For more information, contact the County Administrator's Office at 757-294-5271 or the Goodson Path Collection Station at 757-294-0543.

Recycling Tires

County residents can bring automobile tires to the Goodson Path site for recycling. Tires must be off the rims. No tractor tires will be accepted and attendants may not accept more than 4 tires per day per residence.

Recycling Scrap Metal

Scrap metal is accepted at the Goodson Path site only. Site attendants will determine which items are acceptable.

Recycling Used Motor Oil & Batteries

Residents can dispose of used motor oil and vehicle batteries by contacting Surry Equipment, Inc. at 757-294-3861.

Recycling Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

By replacing incandescent bulbs with compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) residents can reduce their energy consumption, reduce pollution and save money. CFLs use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Since they produce about 70% less heat, their use can result in lower cooling costs during warmer months.

CFLs are safe to use in your home or business in spite of the fact that they contain about 5mg of mercury. However, when disposing of CFL bulbs, one does need to be cautious. If a CFL breaks, the mercury contained in its tubing can be released into the environment.

While Surry County does not currently provide for the recycling of CFLs, area home improvement stores will recycle unbroken CFL bulbs free of charge for residents in their service area. Check with the home improvement stores in your area for more information.