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Current Size: 80%

How it works:

Residents are responsible for taking their own, presorted, recyclable materials to the center or mobile unit. Once at the drop-off location, the items will need to be placed into the appropriately labeled container. An attendant will be on-site to provide assistance. 


Materials accepted in marked bins:  Please presort your recyclables. 

  • #1 Plastic (transparent only)
  • #2 Plastic
  • Plastic bags
  • Household Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V, etc.)
  • Aluminum Beverage Cans
  • Tin Cans
  • Glass
  • Office Paper (Shredded or White)
  • Newspaper, magazines, junk mail
  • Cardboard (this includes manilla envelopes)
  • Bulk (i.e. furniture, mattress, box spring, tv, stereo, computer) - *Convenience Center only
  • Yard Debris (tree/brush/shrub trimmings and bagged leaves only) - *Convenience Center only
  • Bagged Grass Clippings - *Convenience Center only
  • Scrap Metal (i.e. appliance with freon removed, washer, dryer, bed frame, lawnmower, barbecue grill) - *Convenience Center only


Materials NOT accepted: 

  • #3-#7 Plastic
  • Opaque #1 plastic (non-transparent)
  • Mixed material items (i.e. manilla envelope with interior plastic cushion)
  • Prescription medication
  • Household Hazardous Waste (Biannual collection)
  • Automotive Parts
  • Construction Debris (accepted at Rockingham County Landfill)
  • Compost (Harrisonburg Farmers Market)


Harrisonburg Recycling Convenience Center

Recycling Convenience Center 

2055 Beery Road, Harrisonburg, VA

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday*


*Closed for city holidays.






Recycling Mobile Unit

Hours of operation: 8:00am-12:00pm *Weather permitting and closed for city holidays.

Monday - Lucy Simms Center - 620 Simms Ave.

Tuesday - Westover Park - 305 S Dogwood Dr.

Wednesday - Park View Mennonite Church - 1600 College Ave

Thursday - W. Gay St. - Parking lot for walking track adjacent to Waterman Elementary

Saturday - Farmer's Market - 345 S Main St.

*Please Note: In the event the Mobile Recycling unit reaches capacity, the attendant is required to close early.

Thank you for presorting your recyclables!