We accept most usual household and commercial wastes on a daily basis such as:
- Household trash
- Mattresses/box springs
- Indoor/Outdoor Furniture
The following are accepted RECYCLABLES, which can be dropped off at no charge for residents. Commercial rates can be found under fees.
- Automotive and equipment batteries
- Fluorescent light bulbs (Regional Landfill only, no 8′ bulbs)
- Motor oil (limit 5 gallons per resident per day)
- Tires (limit 8 tires per household per calendar year)
- Cooking oil (Regional Landfill only)
However, some materials are flammable, explosive or otherwise toxic and may require specific disposal. We offer specific Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days for disposal of these materials. ACCEPTED DAILY: Fluorescent bulbs, dry latex paint, motor oil, antifreeze, and auto batteries.
If budgetary considerations allow, the R-Board’s Household Hazardous Waste Collections occur two times a year, usually in the spring and fall. Details are posted as a news article on our homepage as well as on our social media (Instagram, FB, and Twitter @RBoardStafFred.)
How do you know if something is hazardous? Many items found in garages, basements, bathrooms and kitchens are considered hazardous.
The following common household materials will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection:
Kitchen: bug spray, floor care products, furniture polish and metal polish with solvent.
Garage: automatic transmission fluid, battery acid (or battery), brake fluid, car wax with solvent, diesel fuel, fuel oil, gasoline, kerosene, motor oil or other oils, oil-based paint and paint brushes with solvent, cutting oil, solvent-based glue, model paint, fiberglass epoxy, primer and turpentine.
Miscellaneous: artist paints and mediums, varnish, moth balls, swimming pool acid, gun cleaning solvents, dry cleaning solvents, lighter fluid, photographic chemicals.
Medical and radioactive waste will not be accepted.
TIPS to reduce hazardous chemicals in your home.
Commercial, School, or Entity other than a Residence
Our current vendor for hazardous materials is MXI Inc. If you need disposal for hazardous items, please contact MXI. Various charges will apply.
MXI Environmental Services
MXI Maumee Express
26319 Old Trail Road Abingdon, VA 24211
The R-Board does not accept smoke detectors. Please click HERE for a list of manufacturers and distributors to return the smoke detector to.
We accept most sizes: 4 foot tubes, corkscrew, U-shaped, and circular, fluorescent bulbs daily at the Regional Landfill. 8 foot bulbs are considered to be a commercial size and are only accepted on our specified hazardous waste collection days. Do to storage limitations and breakage during transport, we do not accept any fluorescent bulbs at our Belman Road facility. Please feel free to check with local home improvement and electronics retailers about bulb recycling opportunities too.
If the paint is in good condition, consider donating it to Habitat for Humanity. Call the local office at (540) 891-5009.
If you have less than half a can, open the lid and let it dry. If you have more than 1/2 a can, you can add kitty litter, sawdust or a commercial product to help absorb the moisture. Once it is dry, homeowners can place it in your regular trash.
If the paint is oil-based, please save it for the next household hazardous waste day for proper disposal.
What can I do with diabetic needles?
As a resident of Stafford County or the City of Fredericksburg, diabetic needles or other sharp objects can be placed in a thick container such as a coffee can, milk jug, or laundry detergent bottle then disposed of in regular trash. Use duct tape to seal the container. We do not accept medical needles commercially.
Do you accept medical waste?
The R-Board does not accept any kind of medical waste. Individuals with expired or unused medications can drop them off at the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office medication disposal box at the Public Safety Center located at 1225 Courthouse Road, Stafford VA 22554. More information can be found here.
Other options are to take these items to take-back days at your local hospital or pharmacy. Expired medications or old prescriptions may be mixed with used coffee grounds or other undesirable material and placed in a container with a lid for disposal in the regular garbage. Please do not flush medications down the toilet.
TREES & Yard Debris – How many trees can I bring in?
For the applicable residential fee, there is no limit to the amount of limbs and brush a resident can bring in, but it must come from his/her home. The material must be less than 12 inches in diameter and less than 8 feet in length to fit in the mulching machine – this includes the root ball.
Do you take mobile homes? How much will it cost?
Yes, we accept mobile homes for disposal at a flat rate of $500.00.