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Recycling resumed on April 22, 2021. Recyclable material can be dropped off at the Lexington Public Works Department located at 890 Shop Road (Recycle Center Map). The material will then be moved to a larger container inside the public works compound. When full, a contractor will collect the material and reimburse the city at market rate. Public Works Crews collect cardboard from City business’s five days per week from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. All cardboard put out for collection should be clean, flattened and free of all packaging materials.  For more information contact the Public Works Department at (540)464-3601 or

Acceptable Recycling Material

  • OCC Cardboard – or “old corrugated containers” is easily recognized by its multiple layer structure having a fluted or wavy middle layer between sheets of paper. At this time only OCC cardboard will be accepted.
  • Metal – including aluminum, tin or steel cans, aluminum, brass, copper and steel.

Unacceptable Recycling Material

  • Cereal Boxes
  • Milk Containers
  • Grocery Bags
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Mailings
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Wax Paper
  • Paper
  • Herbicides
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Plastics
  • Books
  • Pesticides
  • Coated Paper
  • Juice Containers
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Food Containers
  • Paint
  • Styrofoam

Recyclables such as waste oil, antifreeze, and batteries are not collected by the city.  However, most Advanced Auto Parts stores and the Rockbridge Farmers’ Cooperative do accept these materials.