Recycling Collection

Recycling is picked up curbside, on your trash day, every other week. The town's recycling calendar (PDF) will help you determine which week your recycling will be collected. If you would like a blue recycling bin, please request one online or call Public Works 540-983-0646.

Accepted Items

The town collects the following items (PDF):

  • Aluminum (beverage cans)
  • Newspapers/inserts, magazines, writing/computer paper (no phone books)
  • Plastic beverage containers (PDF) (soft drink bottles, clear water bottles, and opaque milk jugs). Plastics Number 1 (PET or PETE) and Number 2 (HDPE). If other numbers or no markings, we do not collect.
  • Steel/Tin (food cans - rinsed out and labels removed)

Please flatten and rinse all plastic and metal containers.

Unaccepted Items

  • No oil, antifreeze/coolant, or chemical bottles.
  • No styrofoam
  • No plastic bags of any type (trash bags or grocery/shopping bags). Some grocery stores have collection bins for used plastic bags.

Drop-Off Locations

  • Glade Creek Park Recycling Site at:
    325 Gus Nicks Boulevard
    Vinton, VA 24179
  • Roanoke Valley Resource Authority (RVRA) at:
    1020 Hollins Road NE
    Roanoke, VA 24179

Annual Pick Up

Annually, the town picks up loose leaves and Christmas trees curbside. The loose leaf pick-up schedule is publicized on RVTV cable television channel 3 and on the town's website. The town also collects bagged leaves during the Fall Leaf Collection period.