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Christmas: The landfill closes at noon on Friday the 23rd, and all convenience sites will keep their normal hours. The landfill will be closed all day Saturday for Christmas Eve and all convenience sites will close at 2:00 pm. All sites will be closed Sunday for Christmas Day. All sites will be open during normal hours for all locations on Monday the 26th.

New Year’s: The landfill, is closed all day on Saturday the 31st for New Year’s Eve, convenience sites will remain open. Landfill and convenience sites are closed Sunday the 1st for New Year’s Day. Normal hours for all locations resume on Monday the 2nd.

The Amherst County Public Works Department provides multiple services:

  • County Landfill- The Solid Waste Department (SWD) operates the only municipal landfill in Amherst County. The landfill is open to residents of Amherst County, as well as, commercial customers for disposal of garbage. The landfill only accepts municipal solid waste and non-hazardous industrial waste generated in Amherst County.

  • Convenience Centers - The Amherst County convenience centers  are facilities where Amherst County residents can bring their waste. The waste is collected at the centers and/or sites and then transported to the Amherst County Landfill for disposal

  • Recycling - The Amherst County recycling centers are facilities where Amherst County residents can bring their recyclables. The recyclables are collected at the centers and transported to Sonoco in Madison Heights for processing. See hours of operation for specific station information and visit Recycling Made Easy to learn what materials are recyclable and how to prepare them.

  • Building Maintenance- Public Works maintains and performs services on all Amherst County buildings, facilities, and structures. Responsibilities include HVAC, electrical, and general upkeep. Our maintenance staff also possesses multiple licenses, accreditations, and professional certificates to ensure all facilities are maintained to the highest safety and environmental standards.

  • Grounds Enhancement- Public Works performs landscaping and beautification at all Amherst County facilities, including buildings, convenience centers, parks, and trails. Included in their duties is the removal of waste and recyclables from the bins located at the various sites throughout Amherst County. During the warm seasons, Public Works focuses on maintaining the parks and trails; in the cold seasons, the emphasis switches to repairing and restoring existing features, such as benches and gazebos, as well as adding new assets or replacing obsolete equipment.

  • Parks & Trails - Public Works sustains and conserves the natural beauty of the unique parks, features,  and trails located within Amherst County. Parts of Public Works’ operational duties include trail clearing, maintaining park and trail environmentally friendly restrooms, athletic fields, and water activities.

  • Earth Works- Public Works has expanded its scope within Amherst to include site work projects that help attract visitors to the County. Recent projects include Seminole Park, Lynchburg Road, and Horseford Road.


Public Work's highest priority is to reduce the overall amount of material that is disposed through the implementation of innovative waste reduction and recycling services - at county facilities and in the community - and specialized programs. Public Work's overall goal is to conserve natural and reusable resources through readily available services and a continued emphasis on public awareness.

Who We Serve..

Public Work's customers include commercial haulers, as well as both residential and non-residential self-haulers who use the county landfill. Public Works does not provide residential curbside collection.  Garbage that is collected curbside in the county must be by a licensed commercial hauler and is transported to the county landfill for disposal. Contact information for commercial haulers licensed in the county can be found here. The convenience centers are open to county residents, who may bring garbage to the stations. In addition to garbage disposal, recycling services are available at the convenience centers.

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715 Kentmoor Farm Rd, Madison Heights, VA 24572
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  • Phone: (434) 846-3324
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  • Office Hours:
    8:00am -4:00 pm. Mon-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm , Closed Sunday. Phone 434-846-3324