Garbage and trash collection is provided within the corporate limits of the town by a private contractor every Tuesday. The cost is $4 per month per household and is included in the monthly water bill for town citizens.
Residents are asked to place trash for pickup at the curb by 6:30 am on the day of collection. Trash cannot be set out earlier than 4:00 p.m. on the day before collection, and containers must be removed from the curb by 12:00 noon the day following collection.
Per the Town Code, garbage means kitchen and table refuse and every accumulation of animal and vegetable matter which comes from the preparation and storage of food, meats, fruits, vegetables, and other such provisions. Trash means paper, rags, paper containers, wooden boxes, tin cans, glass bottles, and all household wastes.
Trash containers must be made of metal, plastic or other suitable material and have tight-fitting lids. Plastic bags used as containers need to be securely tied and be sufficiently strong to contain the bag's contents. Containers should be no larger than 30 gallons and should not be filled with garbage or other material weighing more than 90 pounds (except those containers manipulated by some mechanical means).
Yard cuttings such as grass clippings, leaves and tree or shrub debris may not be set out for weekly trash collection. These items are collected by the Town twice a year during spring and fall clean-up and may be set out for collection only during those times.
Town residents may bring their recyclable items to the Town's recycling center located behind China Restaurant in the Gordonsville Plaza shopping center. This site is a part of Orange County’s Single Stream Recycling Program, which means that recyclables may be placed together in one dumpster without being sorted by type and placed in separate dumpsters. The center is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and the dumpsters are emptied once a week by the County’s recycling vendor. The Town monitors the site to help keep it clean and to protect those who use it.
Items that may be recycled include aluminum cans, glass bottles (all colors), newspapers, catalogs, junk mail, cardboard, and plastic containers (#1 - #7). Cardboard must be flattened, and containers must be emptied, rinsed and lids removed. More information about the items that are accepted at the site is posted on each dumpster.