Public Works

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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.


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