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Environmental Services


118 W. Davis Street, Suite 101 

Culpeper, VA 22701


Phone:  (540) 727-3409

FAX:  (540) 727-3436



(540) 727-7900


Paul Howard, Director


Jane Cresswell, Office Mgr,

Jonathon Weakley

Chief Operator, Wtr/Waste Wtr

Joe Koontz

Maintenance Manager

Recycling Information

QUESTION: Where can I take my recycling materials?

ANSWER: There are two recycling centers in Culpeper County.

    1. Laurel Valley Recycling Center - 14017 Laurel Valley Place, Culpeper County Transfer Station.

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday 7 AM - 7 PM
    Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM

    Closed on the following holidays:

    New Year's Day
    Memorial Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day

    2. Lignum* - Route 3, 2.4 miles east of Batna Road (Route 647) - ½ mile west of Shell's Gas & Stuff

    Hours of Operation:

    Saturday 8 am - 6 PM
    Monday 8 am - 6 PM
    Wednesday 1 PM - 6 PM

    Also, accepts cardboard


    * At Laurel Valley Recycling Center there is a container for glass, aluminum and tin, newspapers and magazines, cardboard and plastics grades 1 through 5.


QUESTION: Which items are accepted at each location, and how should I prepare my recycling materials?



    Aluminum: (Aluminum is not magnetic, i.e. cans, foil, etc.)

    Accepted at both locations


    Automotive Items:


    The Laurel Valley Solid Waste Transfer Station will accept antifreeze, motor oil and tires.


    Retailers of batteries are required to accept your old battery IF you are purchasing a new battery from them. Contact your local auto parts store for more information.




    Alkaline Batteries can be disposed of in your normal household trash.

    Rechargeable Batteries are recyclable through the RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation). They recycle the following battery chemistries: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead* (Pb). They have drop-off locations in many cities across the Country.

    Or you can find a drop off location at:

    You can also contact them by calling (678) 419-9990; or you can email the company at:




    Culpeper Baptist Church Clothes Closet
    318 S. West Street
    (540) 825-8192
    (1st & 3rd Wednesday's, 10 am - 12 noon. Also every Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:30)

    Full Circle Thrift
    12308 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper

    (540) 727-8717
    Clothes and household items.
    Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

    KC's Thrift Shop
    122 W. Culpeper Street
    (540) 825-9838
    (Mon. - Tues. 10am - 5pm, Thurs. - Sat. 10am -5pm, Sun. 12pm - 4pm)

    Culpeper Regional Hospital Auxillary Thrift Shop
    513 Meadowbrook Drive
    (540) 825-7523

    504 Culpeper Town Square
    (540) 829-8068
    (Mon. - Sat. 9am - 7pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm)


    Corrugated Paper: Cardboard


    Accepted at:

    Laurel Valley Recycling Center & Lignum Convenience Center

    Only accept thick double or single lined with corrugation. Cannot accept thin, glossy, waxy cardboard, such as poster board, etc. The items must be dry, and breakdown into pieces that will fit into the slots of the containers. We do NOT accept colored cardboard or cardboard that has been coated with wax or clay




    Accepted at:

    Laurel Valley Recycling Center

    Remove the caps or lids (anything metal). Paper labels do not need to be removed, but we do ask that you empty and rinse the bottles. Please separate the bottles by color: green, brown and clear. We do NOT accept the following: ceramics, clay pots, blue glass, crystal, light bulbs, mirrors, window glass, heat resistant ovenware (Pyrex, etc.), or BROKEN glass.


    Household Appliances:


    Accepted at:

    Laurel Valley Solid Waste Transfer Station
    **$5 fee per item, for appliances which contain freon.


    Leaves and Brush


    These materials can be composted in your yard, or hauled to the Laurel Valley Waste Transfer Station.




    Accepted at:

    Laurel Valley Recycling Center

    Newsprint and magazines are accepted. Please keep your papers/magazines dry.  We do NOT accept telephone books for recycling.


    Other Various Metals:


    Accepted at:

    Transfer Station 


    Plastic food containers that are less than two gallons and Grades 1,2,3,4 and 5 are accepted at the Laurel Valley Recycling Center.  We do NOT accept Styrofoam, plastic bags or rigid plastics such as PVC pipe/siding, toys, car parts, buckets, etc.


    Steel: (Steel is magnetic, i.e. steel cans and jar lids)


    Accepted at:

    Laurel Valley Recycling Center


    Empty and rinse, paper labels do not need to be removed.


The recycling centers DO NOT ACCEPT the following items at any time:

Friable asbestos/asbestos rock, ammunition, explosives, petroleum contaminated soil, tar, automobile bodies, manure, dead animals, creosote-covered lumber, stumps, compressed gas cylinders, unidentifiable materials as well as biological, medical and radioactive waste.

For recommendations on proper disposal of these materials, please call (540) 727-3409.

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