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Recycling, Hauling and Shredding Resource List

December 2, 2020

When cleaning out and organizing your home you need recycling, hauling, and shredding resources. When you have these resources handy it makes the arduous task of organizing so much easier. When we organize homes we often use the services we listed below to help make our work easier. We are happy to share our resources with you and hope they make any organizing project you tackle on your own a little easier.

Hauling Services

Junk Shuttle
(804) 895-0303

Normal hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM, but that can be discussed if a later or earlier pick up time is required.

Junk Shuttle serves the Greater Metro Richmond area, the Tri-Cities (Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights), and the Counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, and Prince George. Other Areas Considered Upon Request.

An appointment is required – call the office and they will review your information, give an estimate, and schedule a pickup.


Shredding Services

Gone4Good Shred
(804) 308-0832

Gone4Good serves Richmond and surrounding areas, as well as VA Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Danville, Roanoke, Lynchburg, Waverley, Emporia. Some areas are only serviced on specific days of the week, so an appointment will be needed

Pricing is generally $50 for a pickup, but if there is a large amount to be dealt with, it is suggested to discuss with the receptionist.

An appointment is required. Call the office and they will review your information and then a driver will call back to schedule the date and time of the pickup. They will arrive and shred on-site


Recycling Services

Nott Recycling
(804) 232-9882

Nott Recycling pays competitive prices for unwanted scrap metal in Richmond, VA. On their “contact us” page they include a map that shows how to enter their facility and drop off. They will unload items for you so you can leave the heavy lifting to them. They provide a list of items they do take and a list of items they don’t take. Be sure to check out their website before going. Here are some items they accept:

Pots and pans
Scrap radiators – auto, house
Scrap refrigerators
Roof vents, roof metal
Screen doors/windows
Scrap siding – aluminum
Scrap sinks – stainless, cast iron, metal
Vacuum cleaners
Scrap washing machines dryers
Stoves-electric, gas, wood
Insulated Wire
Aluminum BX Wire
Steel BX Wire

Clean Earth – Electronics Processing Facility
(Richmond) https://www.cleanearthinc.com/locations/aerc-recycling-solutions-rosedale-ave

Best Buy

Best buy accepts many items for recycling. Go to the website provided for a full list of what they accept. Some items are free to recycle but some are not. Make sure to check out your local store resources before you go. Best Buy also provides information on how to wipe your hard drives before bringing in computers.


Household Hazardous Waste

Motor Oil
Most auto shops (Jiffy Lube, Advanced Auto, Firestone, etc.) accept used motor oil (and old car batteries) to recycle. Try calling your local auto shop for details. 

If there is no household hazardous waste collection program in your community, you’ll need to dry out the paint before throwing it away. You can do so by opening the can and letting it sit open until the paint dries or pour kitty litter into the paint can to dry it up. Then you can throw it in the trash. 

Asbestos needs to be handled by an asbestos abatement professional. Some builders/contractors have this designation and can offer removal services. The best way to find a professional in your area is to search on Google for an asbestos abatement professional near me.

East Richmond Road Public Refuse
(804) 646-4706
3800 East Richmond Road
Open from 7am-3:30pm weekdays, and 8:30am-2pm on Saturdays
Must be a Richmond resident and have ID

Materials accepted include solvents (mineral spirits, paint thinner, turpentine), paints (oil or latex, polyurethane, stains, varnish, shellac, primers – but there is a limit of 20 gallons per month/per household), fuels (gasoline, kerosene, diesel, chain saw or motorboat fuel), propane tanks, car fluids (motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze), car batters and cooking oil.

They DO NOT accept fire extinguishers, asbestos, herbicides, pesticides, explosives, or materials that are radioactive or infectious.