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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. 

*Please maintain social distancing at all times.  We ask that only one person exit the vehicle.  We recognize this can be an educational opportunity, but for safety reasons, children should remain in the vehicle. 


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 - The center has returned to its regular hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays. To ensure social distancing and traffic flow, visitors must follow the directions of the attendant on-site, as well as directional signage. For your safety, only one person may exit the vehicle, and they should wear a mask while unloading. There will be a touch-free hand sanitizer on site. We ask for your patience as you wait your turn as we expect a large turnout. To help expedite the process, please presort your recycling.

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, maintaining social distancing, and wearing your mask.