ZERO WASTE

The R-Board responsible waste management. Think refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle,
and rot. This reduces the amount of waste you send to the landfill. 

Zero Waste

Zero waste is changing your lifestyle to reduce the waste that you generate. There
are alternatives to placing items in the trash. Think refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle,
and rot. This reduces the amount of waste you send to the landfill. View the Zero Waste Guide to learn more.

Reuse 

Reuse items when possible. Donating gently used items is an example of reuse. Reuse old items as something new. For example, old t-shirts being turned into cleaning rags or being sewed into quilts. Donate gently used items to organizations listed in our donate list.

 

Reuse Opportunities (Donate Gently Used Items. Please check with the organization before dropping off items to see if they are still being accepted.)
Category Organization Address Phone Numbers Website Accepted items
Appliances Habitat for Humanity ReStore 2378 Plank Rd           Fredericksburg, VA  22401 540-891-5009 https://fredrestore.org/what-we-accept Furniture & home appliances
Automobiles American Red Cross n/a 1-855-92 RC CAR                    1-855-927-2227 https://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate/car-donations.html Our partner, CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, can accept vehicles in almost any condition, whether they can be driven or not, in all 50 states. We accept many types of vehicle donations, including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, RVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, heavy equipment, farm equipment, tractors and more.
Automobiles Loisann’s Hope House n/a  540-371-0831 https://loisannshopehouse.org/donate/ Are you interested in helping a family get back on the road to success? Needs to be in good condition. Please contact Tara Best at  [email protected]
Automobiles Salvation Army n/a 1-800-SA-TRUCK           (1-800-728-7825) https://satruck.org/ Automobile (can accept vehicles in most conditions)
Books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Friends of the Library Center & Bookshop, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive Suite 150, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 540-372-1144  librarypoint.org/booksales The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library accept donations of new and gently used books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs at the Friends of the Library Center & Bookshop, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive Suite 150, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408. CRRL branches also accept donations during open hours. For large donations (6 or more bags/boxes), please email [email protected] to schedule a drop off at the Center & Bookshop. For updates, visit librarypoint.org/booksales or call 540-372-1144.
Clothing Empowerhouse 150 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 540-373-9372 X127 https://www.empowerhouseva.org/?page_id=8525 -Twin and full sheets, comforters
-Bath towels, wash clothes, hand towels, kitchen towels
-Pots, pans, dishes, utensils, cups, glasses
-Winter coats, scarves, gloves
Please call 540-373-9372 prior to dropping off donations to ensure staff is present and can assist in accepting donations.
Clothing Giving Tree James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 n/a n/a Clothing and accessories for 9th grade to 12th grade boys and girls. Donations are accepted when the school is open. For more information, please email [email protected]
Clothing Goodwill Stores Multiple locations in the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County 540-659-5939 https://fredgoodwill.org/ Clothing, furniture, housewares, etc.
Clothing Salvation Army 2010 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540.373.3431 https://salvationarmypotomac.org/fredericksburgva/ways-to-help/family-stores/ clothing, knick-knacks, and furniture
Clothing St Vincent de Paul Society 142 Olde Greenwich Drive
Fredericksburg, VA  22408
540-898-9066 http://www.stvdpfredericksburg.com/ Clothing
Furniture Habitat for Humanity ReStore 2378 Plank Rd           Fredericksburg, VA  22401 540-891-5009 https://fredrestore.org/what-we-accept Furniture & home appliances
Furniture Salvation Army 2010 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540.373.3431 https://salvationarmypotomac.org/fredericksburgva/ways-to-help/family-stores/ clothing, knick-knacks, and furniture
Household items Empowerhouse 150 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 540-373-9372 X127 https://www.empowerhouseva.org/?page_id=8525 -Twin and full sheets, comforters
-Bath towels, wash clothes, hand towels, kitchen towels
-Pots, pans, dishes, utensils, cups, glasses
-Winter coats, scarves, gloves
Please call 540-373-9372 prior to dropping off donations to ensure staff is present and can assist in accepting donations.
Household items Salvation Army 2010 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540.373.3431 https://salvationarmypotomac.org/fredericksburgva/ways-to-help/family-stores/ clothing, knick-knacks, and furniture
Household items St William of York Outreach Inc 3130 Patriot Hwy.        Stafford, VA 22554 540-720-6652 n/a Household items

Recycle

Reuse items when possible. Donating gently used items is an example of reuse. Reuse old items as something new. For example, old t-shirts being turned into cleaning rags or being sewed into quilts. Donate gently used items to organizations listed in our donate list.

Recycle Opportunities (Please check with the company before dropping off recycling to see if they are still accepting items.)
Category Company Address Phone Numbers Website Accepted items
Appliances R-Board   City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County Residents ONLY            Regional Landfill, 489 Eskimo Hill Rd., Stafford, VA 22554                      Belman Road Convenience Center, 1200 Belman Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-658-5279 http://r-board.org/accepted-recyclables/ Appliances 
Automotive and equipment batteries R-Board   City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County Residents ONLY            Regional Landfill, 489 Eskimo Hill Rd., Stafford, VA 22554                      Belman Road Convenience Center, 1200 Belman Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-658-5279 http://r-board.org/accepted-recyclables/ Automotive and equipment batteries
Batteries Batteries Plus Bulbs Check your local store Check your local store https://www.batteriesplus.com/t/recycling Check with your local Batteries Plus Bulbs store to see what batteries, and light bulbs they accept.
Batteries Home Depot Check your local store Check your local store www.homedepot.com Any rechargeable battery that weighs up to 11 pounds and is under 300 watt hours is accepted. CFL bulbs, and LED bulbs accepted at some Home Depot locations.
Batteries Lowe’s Check your local store Check your local store https://corporate.lowes.com/newsroom/stories/fresh-thinking/lowes-answers-your-recycling-faqs-so-you-dont-have-ask CFL bulbs, and rechargeable batteries
Batteries Staples Check your local store Check your local store https://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/noheader/sustainability-center/recycling-services/batteries Bring in your rechargeable batteries that no longer hold a charge to your local Staples® store and we’ll recycle them for free. Collected batteries are then sorted and recycled into new batteries and devices. Must be less than 11 lbs.                                                                      -Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
-Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
-Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
-Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
We cannot accept single-use alkaline or lithium batteries or automotive/wet-cell batteries at this time.
Cooking Oil R-Board   City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County Residents ONLY            Regional Landfill, 489 Eskimo Hill Rd., Stafford, VA 22554 540-658-5279 http://r-board.org/accepted-recyclables/ Cooking oil (Regional Landfill only)
Electronics R-Board   City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County Residents ONLY            Regional Landfill, 489 Eskimo Hill Rd., Stafford, VA 22554 540-658-5279 http://r-board.org/accepted-recyclables/ Electronics recycling is provided by the Stafford Middle School Leo Club. Residents can bring the following items to be recycled at the Regional Landfill ONLY “even if they don’t work or are broken” to raise needed funds to support sight, hearing, and other charitable programs. They accept cell phones, laptops, iPods, new and used inkjet, laser & toner cartridges, computers, and computer cables. The program CANNOT recycle old televisions or CRT monitors.
Light Bulbs Batteries Plus Bulbs Check your local store Check your local store https://www.batteriesplus.com/t/recycling Check with your local Batteries Plus Bulbs store to see what batteries, and light bulbs they accept.
Light Bulbs Home Depot Check your local store Check your local store www.homedepot.com Any rechargeable battery that weighs up to 11 pounds and is under 300 watt hours is accepted. CFL bulbs, and LED bulbs accepted at some Home Depot locations.
Light Bulbs Lowe’s Check your local store Check your local store https://corporate.lowes.com/newsroom/stories/fresh-thinking/lowes-answers-your-recycling-faqs-so-you-dont-have-ask CFL bulbs, and rechargeable batteries
Light Bulbs R-Board   City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County Residents ONLY            Regional Landfill, 489 Eskimo Hill Rd., Stafford, VA 22554 540-658-5279 http://r-board.org/accepted-recyclables/ Fluorescent light bulbs (Regional Landfill only, no bulbs longer than 4′)
Plastic Bags Grocery Stores or Local Retailers Check your local store Check your local store n/a Collect plastic grocery store bags with other types of clean plastic film (bread bags and dry cleaner bags) and recycle them at the grocery store or other local retailers.
Tires R-Board   City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County Residents ONLY            Regional Landfill, 489 Eskimo Hill Rd., Stafford, VA 22554                      Belman Road Convenience Center, 1200 Belman Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-658-5279 http://r-board.org/accepted-recyclables/ Tires (limit 8 tires per household per calendar year)

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about anything relating to the R-Board, please refer to our FAQ pages!