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Rockbridge County will begin the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Strategic Plan with all the changes below, effective March 1, 2017. The County contracted SCS Engineers to provide professional services for development of the Solid Waste Management Strategic Plan, which can be viewed online at:
http://www.co.rockbridge.va.us/DocumentCenter/View/899NEW – Hours of Operation - The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors has revised days and hours of operation for the Staffed Collection Centers (Fairfield, Sallings Mountain, Goshen, Greenhouse Road, Murat and all future sites) and adopted a new schedule for holiday closures. The changes include addition of Sunday afternoon hours for staffed centers and closure on Tuesdays. Effective March 1, new hours of operation will be:Staffed Centers:Sunday 1 PM – 6 PMMonday 7 AM – 6 PMTuesday CLOSEDWednesday 7 AM – 6 PMThursday 7 AM – 6 PMFriday 7 AM – 6 PMSaturday 7 AM – 6 PMHolidays for Staffed Collection Centers (not including the Landfill Center):Independence Day (July 4th)Thanksgiving DayChristmas Eve (Close at Noon)Christmas DayLandfill Collection Center Hours:Monday – Saturday 7 AM – 3:30 PMNEW - Staffed Centers to Take Bulky ItemsEffective March 1, all Staffed Collection Centers will accept large and bulky mattresses, box springs, sectional sofas, sleeper sofas, recliners, or any acceptable waste too large to be placed into the compactor. These will be placed into a separate “Bulky Items” container placed on-site.Brush will no longer be accepted at any collection center and must be directly delivered to the Rockbridge County Landfill for disposal.NEW – Unstaffed Centers to Be Closed in a Phased ApproachIn accordance with the Strategic Plan, the County will discontinue service and maintenance of 22 unstaffed collection centers located throughout the County based on a phased approach and implementation of at least two new centers. Listed below is a schedule of currently planned closures, with suggested staffed collection centers to use. Additional closure dates will be advertised as construction of new staffed collection centers is completed.Unstaffed Center Name Closure Date Primary Staffed Center to be UsedMidvale March 1, 2017 Fairfield Collection CenterVesuvius March 6, 2017 Fairfield Collection CenterTimber Ridge March 13, 2017 Greenhouse Road Collection CenterRiverside March 20, 2017 Landfill Collection Center60 West (Near W&L) March 27, 2017 Greenhouse Road Collection CenterMarl Ridge April 3, 2017 Greenhouse Road Collection CenterBarger’s April 5, 2017 Greenhouse Road Collection CenterBoat Locks April 10, 2017 Landfill Collection CenterRapp’s Mill April 17, 2017 Murat Collection CenterCollierstown April 19, 2017 Murat Collection CenterIf you have any further questions, concerns, or require more information, please contact Tracy Shafer, Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator, at (540) 264-0213 Ext 3.