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The Springfield Road Landfill is a publicly owned and operated municipal solid waste landfill located in the western portion of Henrico County close to the intersection of Interstate 295 and Nuckols Road – North. It is available to commercial customers who pay a fee based on tonnage of waste disposed. The landfill is for commercial customers only. Residents with household trash should use either of our two Public Use Areas.

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Henrico County Landfill

 

Hours of Operation

The landfill is open from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays and the following holidays: January 1st, July 4th, Thanksgiving day, and December 25th.

Disposal Fees

Customers are charged based on the amount of waste disposed at $50.00 per ton for waste generated in Henrico County and $65.00 per ton for waste generated outside Henrico County. The minimum charge per visit is $3.00. There is an additional charge of $15.00 for each appliance (air conditioner, refrigerator, etc.) that contains chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) or hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and an additional charge of $1.00 for each vehicle tire discarded. The fee for disposal of tires is $125.00 per ton.

Materials Accepted

The landfill accepts solid waste as allowed by the Solid Waste Ordinance and our Solid Waste Permit (Number 545) issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. This includes trash collected from homes, waste collected from businesses, waste resulting from construction or demolition, and land clearing debris. Please note, drums and tanks must be emptied, thoroughly washed, and opened on both ends before we will accept them.

Prohibited Material

To protect the health and safety of our workers and the environment there are certain materials that we won’t accept. For this reason, all loads brought to our facility are subject to inspection and subsequent rejection by personnel. Customers who deliver prohibited waste will be charged for proper disposal of the waste and may be subject to prosecution by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

All customers must be aware of the following types of waste that will not be accepted by our facility:

Regulated Hazardous Waste

Regulated hazardous waste is either listed as a hazardous waste in Subpart C, 40 CFR Part 261 or it exhibits characteristics of hazardous waste such as it is ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic. Hazardous materials coming from a household typically used in a household and normally discarded in residential trash are not considered hazardous waste and are accepted at the facility.

Regulated Medical Waste

Regulated medical waste typically is generated at health care or medical research facilities. It consists of all materials and suspected by the health care professional of being able to produce an infectious disease in humans. Regulated medical wastes are required to be placed in a red bag with an infectious warning symbol. Any red bags encountered are assumed to contain regulated medical waste.

Liquid Waste

Waste containing free liquids are not acceptable at the facility unless it is a small quantity such is normally found in a household. Sludges of any kind will not be accepted.

Waste containing PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were produced between 1929 and 1977 and typically used as dielectric fluids (insulating liquids) in electrical transformers and capacitors. Trade names for PCBs include Aroclor, Askarel, Pyroclor, Sanotherm, and Pyranol. PCBs are typically clear to yellow in color and exhibit a heavy oil-like consistency. PCB wastes and PCB products are federally regulated.

Friable Asbestos

Friable asbestos consists of any waste material containing more than 1.0% asbestos as determined using the polarized light microscopy methods specified in 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart F, Appendix A, Section 1, that, when dry, is capable of being crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure. Asbestos was used in applications that required material that is noncombustible, resistant to corrosion, has a high tensile strength and a low electrical conductivity. Such applications included thermal insulation, brake linings, cement pipe, floor tile, shingles and sealants. Floor tile is generally non-friable, meaning it does not emit airborne fibers unless subject to sawing or sanding operations. Other materials such as asbestos cement sheet and pipe can emit asbestos fibers if the materials are subject to breakage or crushing during demolition. For this reason, such materials are considered friable.

Tanks and Drums

Drums and liquid storage tanks must be empty, properly cleaned and opened on both sides. Pressurized tanks must be empty and have a visible opening in the top.

Live Ammunition

Ammunition that has not been discharged is not to be disposed in the landfill. Please call the Henrico County Police at 501-5000 for disposal options.

Lead Acid Batteries

Automotive batteries and other lead acid batteries are prohibited from disposal.