Who operates the transfer station?
Fayette County contracts with Waste Management to operate the waste facilities at First Manassas Mile Rd.
What material is not accepted?
No hazardous materials, batteries, railroad ties.
No refrigerators, air conditioners, or any appliance containing freon.
Fuels and lubricants must be drained from engines and motors
Paint must be dry or absorbed with cat litter or similar material.
Why Isn't Glass Accepted in Fayette County Recycling?
Only 6 percent of what is collected in the single stream process ultimately gets collected for transfer to the glass recycling plant. In order to establish glass recycling, glass would need to be sorted by color into three roll-off bins. Prior to transporting these bins to the glass recycling plant in Jonesboro, county staff would have to make sure all glass was properly sorted. All broken glass outside the roll-off bins would have to be constantly picked up. EPD considers it a litter violation to have broken glass outside collection bins.
The addition of roll-off bins would significantly increase vehicle congestion in an already congested area causing a public safety hazard. Vehicle congestion, limited staff and the small percentage of glass recycled from single stream has led the county to maintain it's policy of not recycling glass. However, it remains a department priority to find resolution to conducting effective glass recycling.
How Do I Dispose Of Paint?
The accepted standard for disposing of water-based latex paint is a two-step process. First let the paint dry out and harden. This is accomplished either by leaving the can open for a long period of time or, to speed the process up, mixing the paint with either kitty litter or vermiculite. Old aluminum roasting pans are good to mix in. After the paint is hardened and in a solid state, it can then be disposed with regular household trash.
Disposing of oil based paints and thinner is much more difficult. There is not a place to take these for disposal in Fayette County. What you can do is open the top and let the surface harden. Once this happens, skim off the hardened portion and mix with kitty litter to solidify. Setting this mixture in the sun can speed this lengthy and time-consuming process. It's better not to use oil-based paints if possible.