Drop Off Recycling

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Town Drop Off Sites

Please recycle your paper material at the curb or take to any county drop off sites located just outside town limits. Locations are listed below.

Corrugated cardboard may be recycled at the town’s drop off site at Gables Shopping Center behind Kroger at 1322 S. Main St.

Cardboard must be corrugated and flattened to fit through the slot in the collection container. Corrugated cardboard has a waffled center. Chipboard, such as cereal, beverage, and frozen food boxes without waffling, is not acceptable and will contaminate corrugated cardboard recycling. Cardboard contaminated with food waste will not be accepted.

A photograph of corrugated cardboard.

Montgomery County Consolidated Waste Sites

Recycling and refuse may also be taken to any of Montgomery County’s consolidated waste sites. County residents may use these sites free of charge.

Location Name


Phone Number

Coal Bank Hollow

200 Coal Bank Hollow Rd.


Ellett Valley

910 Luster's Gate Rd.



5231 Enterprise Dr.



751 Merrimac Rd.


Plum Creek

1515 Hornsby Dr.


Prices Fork

4680 Prices Fork Rd.



4311 Riner Rd.



4985 Wayside Rd.



For more information on the Montgomery County consolidated waste sites, visit www.montgomerycountyva.gov/wastemanagement or call 540-382-5793.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, drop off recycling is unavailable  at this time.

Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (MRSWA)

MRSWA is the recycling center and transfer station for Blacksburg as well as other localities in the New River Valley. Basic materials, oil, antifreeze, household batteries, electronics, and fluorescent lamps may be dropped off for recycling free of charge. Some materials may even be bought back from the public for recycling.

Refuse may also be disposed of based on transfer station tipping fees. For a full list of MRSWA's services and fees, visit www.mrswa.com.

For more information, contact the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling at 540-443-1212 or at recycle@blacksburg.gov.


Clothing, Books, Shoes, Small Household Items

A 24 hour unattended donation site can be found at the recycling drop off site behind the Gables Shopping Center, located at 1334 S. Main St., near Kroger. Tax receipts are unavailable at this location. Donors requesting a tax receipt should donate at the store located at 1411 N. Main St. For more information, visit http://www.goodwillvalleys.com/location/blacksburg-24hr-unattended-donation-site-7.


Electronics Recycling 

The YMCA Thrift Shop at 1000 N. Main St. accepts electronics recycling. Electronics suitable for drop off include: alkaline batteries, CPUs, monitors, televisions, DVD players, printers, keyboards, VCRs, miscellaneous computer accessories, (cords, mice, etc.). Visit www.vtymca.org/thriftshop.html for more information.

The Goodwill drop off, located at 1413 N. Main St. in the Patrick Henry Shopping Center, also accepts electronics for recycling. Electronics suitable for drop off include: monitors, computers, printers, scanners, hard drives, ink and toner cartridges and more. For more information, visit www.goodwillvalleys.com/donate/environmental-initiatives/.  

Best Buy, located at 105 Shoppers Way, Christiansburg, also accepts electronics and related items for recycling. Please visit their website for more information.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Batteries

It is important to recycle batteries and CFLs not only to keep waste out of the landfill, but also because they contain universal waste that is hazardous to the environment and human health if not properly disposed of.


Alkaline batteries, and ink cartridges may be dropped off for recycling at the following establishments in the community, free of charge. For safety purposes, please tape the ends of the battery terminals before placing them in the recycling bin.

Additional Drop Off Locations- Batteries and CFLs


  • Home Depot will also accept CFLs free of charge.