The Franklin County Board of Supervisors has adopted a new program for the Spring and Fall Cleanup Program. The large containers will be rotating at different Box Sites throughout the year. The large containers will be placed out on Friday and picked up on Tuesday each week. Basically, the citizens of Franklin County will have the large containers 10 weeks a year versus 4 weeks a year. The schedules are listed below.
The collection and disposal of solid waste are among the most important services provided by the County government to its citizens, both private and corporate. Residential waste is collected through a network of waste drop-off sites at convenient locations throughout the County. There are 250 dumpsters (green boxes) available for use at 74 collection sites. Commercial businesses are not allowed to use green boxes.
The Franklin County Department of Solid Waste, operates an approximate 20-acre sanitary landfill that handles 125 to 200 tons of waste and refuse per day. This includes in-house recycling of scrap metal and white goods (discarded appliances such as stoves, refrigerators dryers and dishwashers), and cardboard. Lead acid batteries are not accepted at the Franklin County Landfill . There is a fee of $2.00 per passenger/light truck tires; $1.00 per tire for ATV or motocycle; $4.00 per tire for tires used for a truck or trailer having a gross weight of 15,000 lbs. or more and manufactured for larger vehicles or commercial use; $6.00 per tire for construction or heavy equipment as well as large tractor tires over 20". All construction debris is based on weight at $37.00 per ton. Otherwise, there is no charge to homeowners for this service. The landfill tipping fee for commercial waste is $37.00 per ton. All brush debris or large bulk items should be brought to the Franklin County Landfill for disposal.
*PLEASE NOTE* Effective July 1, 2013 the landfill construction debris based on weight fee will change to $43.00 per ton and the landfill tipping fee for commercial waste fee will also change to $43.00 per ton.
CURRENT SCHEDULE FOR LARGE CONTAINERS
Rocky Mount Green Box Site Grassy Hill Rd
Callaway Green Box Site Ferrum Mountain Rd
Burnt Chimney Green Box Site Burnt Chimney Rd
Snow Creek Green Box Site Snow Creek Rd
Sago/Truevine Site Old Chapel Road
Hardy Green Box Site Hardy Rd
Recyclables include: newspapers and newspaper inserts; cardboard [at landfill only]; rinsed aluminum, tin, or steel cans; plastic bottles and jugs. Plastic must be strictly separated, lids discarded, and containers rinsed and crushed. Plastic and brown paper bags can be recycled at local food stores. Clothing, computers, and furniture may be recycled at Goodwill-Rocky Mount (1045 North Main St., Rocky Mount, VA; (540-463-0296) and Goodwill-Westlake (13697 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta, VA 24121; (540-719-1503). Clothing is accepted at the Family Resource Center by calling 540-483-5088.
There are twelve recycling sites within the County at the following locations:
Blackwater River Bridge-Virgil H Goode Hwy
CATCE Center-Technology Dr
Burnt Chimney-Burnt Chimney Rd
Glade Hill-Colonial Turnpike
County Landfill-Virgil H Goode Hwy
Wal-Mart-N Franklin St
Fork Mountain-Virgil H Goode Hwy
Boones Mill-Church Hill Rd
Penhook-Morgan Fork Road