Other Recyclable Items

In addition to the items you can recycle through curbside recycling, here are some other things you can recycle:

Rechargeable Batteries

Although batteries ARE NOT recyclable in curbside recycling, rechargeable batteries may be dropped off for recycling at the reception counter at Town Hall, located at 121 Thompson Street. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when recycling batteries:

  • Alkaline batteries are NOT recyclable
  • Rechargeable batteries include Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small-Sealed Lead (Pb), (2 1/4-lbs. or less). Rechargeable batteries can be found in cordless handheld devices, tools, electronics, and appliances
  • DO NOT put batteries in curbside recycling! Mixing batteries in with other mixed recyclables can cause fires


Electronic waste (e-waste) is accepted at the Route 301 Transfer Station, located at 7301 Courtland Farm Rd. (Rt. 820) in Hanover. Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed Sunday. There is a $7 charge for televisions. All other electronics (anything with a plug) are accepted at no cost from Hanover County residents. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are charged at a rate of $0.25 apiece.

Additional Information

You can also go to the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) website for a list of electronics recycling events in your area.