Blue Ridge Resource Authority

About Us

In 1991, the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors created the Rockbridge County Solid Waste Authority, under the provisions of the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act, for the purpose of owning and operating the Rockbridge Regional Landfill.

In 2017, both the County of Rockbridge and the City of Lexington passed joint resolutions approving the joinder of the City to the Solid Waste Authority and renaming the organization as Blue Ridge Resource Authority. The Authority serves its two member localities, the County of Rockbridge and City of Lexington, the citizens of both localities, as well as several commercial and municipal customers throughout the region. Blue Ridge Resource Authority was certified by the Virginia State Corporation Commission on December 27, 2017. Blue Ridge Resource Authority is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Blue Ridge Resource Authority accepts the following items from its member localities and their citizens, municipal customers and their citizens, and commercial customers:

  • Box Springs/Mattresses and Other Bulky Items
  • Construction and Demolition Debris
  • Dead Animals
  • Dried Latex Paint
  • Electronics Recycling
  • Fluorescent Tubes (Household/Residential ONLY)
  • Furniture
  • Household Debris
  • Household Waste
  • Shingles (Asphalt and Non-Friable Asbestos, and Other Roofing Materials)
  • Tires (See Master Fee Table Below)
  • Wire and Wire Fencing
  • Yard Waste/Brush/Woody Debris


Citizens of a member locality or municipal customer may deliver household/residential waste to BRRA free of charge at time of use. Localities may bill citizens separately for certain items delivered to BRRA. The following current rates are assessed by BRRA:

Blue Ridge Resource Authority Master Fee Table, Fiscal Year 2020 (effective July 1, 2019)

User Tipping Fee
Member (Rockbridge County and Lexington City)
Member Jurisdiction Commercial
$56.50 Ton
Municipal Customer (Buena Vista City)
$68.18* Ton
Non-Jurisdictional Commercial
---------------------------Special Items------------------------- ***
Light Auto/Truck Tires
$1.50 Item
Light Auto/Truck Tires - On Rim
$3.00 Item
Recreational/ATV Tires
$1.50 Item
Over the Road Tires (Over 20")
$8.00 Item
Over the Road Tires (Over 20") - On Rim
$16.00 Item
Farm Tractor (Rear Tires)
$8.00 Item
Farm Tractor (Rear Tires) - On Rim
$16.00 Item
Heavy Equipment
$186.00 Ton
CRT Televisions/Monitors and Projections TVs:
CRT Television/Monitor - 19" and larger
$11.00 Item
CRT Television/Monitor - less than 19"
$6.00 Item
Projection Television
$30.00 Item
Clean Fill $20.00 Ton
* - reflects additional 25% above approved Member (Rockbridge County/Lexington) rate    
** - reflects additional 25% above approved Member jurisdiction Commercial Customer rate    
*** - additional 25% surcharge will be added to all tires and other special items for Municipal Customer and Non-Jurisdictional Commercial Customer transactions    

All Debit/Credit Card Transactions Will Be Subject to a 3% Convenience Fee
All Customer Accounts 30 Days Past Due Will Be Subject to an 8% Annual Interest Penalty, Compounded Monthly


225 Landfill Road
Buena Vista, VA 24416


Administrative Offices

(540) 264-0213

Landfill Scale House

(540) 264-0213 Ext. 2002

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Hours of Operation


Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On-Site Collection Center

Mon - Sat: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM