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Director

Allen Morris

P: (276) 623-1044 or (276) 669-1868
F: (276) 669-8758
E: amorris@washcova.com
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm
Office Location:
Washington County Solid Waste Transfer Station
14579 Industrial Park Road
Bristol VA, 24202

Transfer Station

Location:
14579 Industrial Park Road Bristol VA, 24202
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm
(Closed on Saturdays and most major holidays)

Department of Solid Waste

The County Department of Solid Waste oversees the operation of the County’s solid waste disposal operations, facilities and equipment. Presently the Department collects solid waste through a series of Manned Solid Waste Convenience Stations (MCS) located strategically throughout the County and exports the collected waste for disposal out-of-state via the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station. The Department itself offers no curbside collection services; such services may be contracted for through private waste collection and transportation companies.

Due to market conditions, recycling at County Convenience Stations will be terminated, until further notice.

Transfer Station Disposing Fees

2020 Holiday Schedule

  • New Year's Day
  • Lee- Jackson Day
  • MLK Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday/Easter Observance
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving 1/2 Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Day
  • 1/01/2020 Closed
  • 1/17/2020 Open
  • 1/20/2020 Closed
  • 2/17/2020 Closed
  • 4/10/2020 & 4/11/2020 Closed
  • 5/25/2020 Closed
  • 7/04/2020 Closed
  • 9/07/2020 Closed
  • 10/12/2020 Closed
  • 11/11/2020 Closed
  • 11/25/2020 (Opened all day)
  • 11/26/2020 & 11/27/2020 Closed (Everyone opened Saturday 11/28/2020)
  • 12/24/2020 Closed
  • 12/25/2020 Closed
  • 1/01/2021 Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

The Transfer Station is limited to use by County-permitted private waste haulers, public solid waste collection operations and demolition and construction debris removal contractors. Please contact the Department of Solid Waste for more information.

All facilities accept tires no larger than 24.5 inches at $1.00 per tire up to a maximum of eight (8) tires per person/per week. Persons with more than eight (8) tires will be diverted to the Transfer Station where they are charged by tire weight.

MCS facilities do not accept gasoline tanks. Each facility has an oil tank for used motor oil or cooking oil only.

Each MCS facility has a recycling box for paper, plastic, and aluminum cans.

The Abingdon Area MCS is the only facility that accepts brush and tree trimmings limited to no larger than six (6) inches in diameter and lengths no longer than four (4) feet. Brush and tree trimmings must be clean NO TRASH.

  • Masonry blocks and brick must be broken into eighteen (18) inch squares or smaller.
  • NO TRASH OR METAL can be mixed in with block or brick.

All MCS facilities accept large household items, scrap metal and small- to medium-size appliances. Appliances and equipment utilizing refrigerant gas (i.e., refrigerators, freezers and air conditioning units) will be accepted only if the compressor is removed and the refrigerant gas extracted from the unit. Effective October 1, 2003, the Abingdon Area MCS will accept refrigerant-bearing household appliances for disposal for a Refrigerant Extraction Fee of $20.00 per appliance (no commercial or industrial appliances or equipment will be accepted).

The Washington County Board of Supervisors annually issues or renews permits to collect and transport solid waste within the County. The following companies are currently permitted in Washington County:

  • Advanced Disposal Services Tennessee, 385 Harr Lane, Blountville, TN 37617
  • Waste Management of the Tri-Cities, Inc.,1010 Sam Walton Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663
  • MXI Environmental Services, 26319 Old Trial Road, Abingdon, VA 24210E
  • Luke Green Company, Inc., 619 East Maple Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
  • Waste Industries, 1803 Grayson Turnpike, Wytheville, VA 24382
  • Lusk Disposal Services Inc., P.O. Box 300, Bluefield, WV 24701
  • Interstate Waste Management LLC, P.O. Box 2004, Abingdon, VA 24212
  • Cox Disposal, Inc., P.O. Box 340, Bluff City, TN 37618

A property owner may only store two inoperative motor vehicles on any parcel of land in Washington County (exceptions to this are permitted uses such as repair shops). Such inoperative vehicles must be stored in the rear of the property and under cover (at minimum covered by a opaque tarp).

Provide the name and mailing address of the person with the vehicles to the County Department of Zoning Administration