Trash Collection Schedule

  • Recycling and Yard Waste – Monday
  • Trash – Tuesday

Stafford County Recycling


Materials Accepted:

  • Glass food and beverage containers: brown, clear, or green
  • Ferrous (Iron) cans
  • PET plastic containers with the symbol #1: narrow neck containers only
  • HDPE natural plastic containers with the symbol #2: narrow neck containers only (milk and water bottles)
  • HDPE pigmented plastic containers with the symbol #2: narrow neck containers only (detergent, shampoo, bleach bottles, etc. without caps)
  • Plastics with symbols #3, #4, #5, #6, #7: narrow and screw top containers
  • Newsprint
  • Old corrugated cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Cereal boxes
  • Telephone books
  • Printer paper
  • Copier paper
  • Mail
  • All other office paper without wax liners

Materials Not Accepted, include but are not limited to:

  • Mirrors
  • Window or auto glass
  • Light Bulbs
  • Ceramics
  • Porcelain
  • Plastics unnumbered
  • Plastic bags
  • Coat hangers
  • Glass cookware/bakeware
  • Household items such as cooking pots, toasters, etc.
  • All glass containers must be empty and free of metal caps and rings and contain less than 5% food debris.
  • All tin cans, bi-metal cans, and aluminum cans must be empty and contain less than 5% food debris.
  • All aerosol cans must be empty with less than 5% content
  • All plastic containers must be empty, caps removed; less than 5% food debris.
  • All Fiber must be dry and free of food debris and other contaminating material.
  • Tissues, paper towels or other paper that has been in contact with food is not acceptable.

County Waste

Customer service (540) 899-7722

Collection Schedule

  • Recycling and Yard Waste – Monday
  • Trash – Tuesday

County Waste will provide Recycling and waste removal services on all holidays with the exception of those holidays observed by the closing of Stafford County Landfill. Current holidays observed are The 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Any special pick-ups for the removal of white goods, such as stoves, washing machines, refrigerators, furniture etc., or any refuse not considered normal household trash shall be the responsibility of the homeowner to call in and arrange with County Waste for a fee.

County Waste will also make available to residents at no charge an environmentally friendly wheeled grass clippings cart for disposal of grass clippings. This will enable residents not to have to bag their grass clippings, and the ability to just wheel to the street on yard waste collection day. You can call the customer service number below to order your cart.

Place carts on street prior to 6:00 a.m. on day of pick up.

Missed pick-ups should be called in to the AHPOA business office by 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday – (540) 659-3050.