The Department of Public Works operates three citizen convenience centers to receive household trash and recyclable materials from households in Cumberland County. The convenience centers are strictly for residential use. A valid driver's license is considered proof that the customer is a resident. Commercial usage of the public use areas is a violation of the County Code and the Virginia Department Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid Waste Management Regulations.


View locations and hours of the three facilities below:

Hamilton Transfer Station

Madison Transfer Station

Randolph Transfer Station

Items Not Accepted

To protect the health and safety of employees and our customers and also protect the environment, there are certain items that we cannot accept:

  • Automotive or other lead acid batteries (may be recycled at retailers that sell automotive batteries)
  • Explosives or ammunition
  • Hazardous items
  • Hot ashes or cinders
  • Oil based paint, gasoline and thinners 
  • Oxygen, propane tanks or other pressurized tanks
  • Pesticides or other farm chemicals
  • Used oil (may be recycled at retailers that sell motor oil)
  • Lawn clippings, Brush or Tree Debris of any kind


Due to the advent of individually packaged products intended for a single use such as water bottles, soda cans and snacks, we have exponentially grown our rate of trash production. These products are convenient for a population on the go, but they are also filling our landfills faster than ever. Recycling is an easy, common-sense way to divert many of the materials from the landfill, while also saving energy, money and slowing down our natural resource consumption. The county provides bins at each convenience center that allows the citizens of Cumberland the opportunity to recycle various items such as metal, plastic and paper.

Recycling Resources

Vehicle Donation / Recycling

Special Items


Tires can be brought to any of the three convenience centers. See the fee schedule below for tire disposal:

Item for DisposalFee
1 standard passenger car or light truck tireNo Charge
2 or more standard passenger or light truck tire$1 per tire
Large truck tire (tractor trailer/dump truck)$5 per tire
Off-road heavy equipment tire$25 per tire
Tractor tire (rear)$25 per tire
Added fee for rim disposal$5 per rim

Tire Recycling Day
Cumberland residents are allowed to bring up to 100 tires per person. Passenger tires will be accepted on or off the rim. No other tire will be accepted on the rim. Citizens must have an accurate count of tires they bring.

For more information, please contact Stephany S Johnson at 804-492-9267.


Appliances that do not have a compressor can be brought to any convenience center.

  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Microwaves
  • Stoves
  • Washers

Appliances with compressors can only be brought to the Madison District Transfer Station.

  • Air Conditioners
  • Freezers
  • Refrigerators


Only paint cans that are empty or containing dried paint can be brought to the convenience centers. Water based (latex) paint can be dried by leaving the lid off or absorbing the wet paint with kitty litter.