Recyclable Products

Newsprint, steel, aluminum cans, types 1 and 2 plastic, cardboard, mixed paper, and glass are collected at the sites listed below:

Woman walking up to recycling receptacle

Community Partnerships

In 2021, the City of Danville started working with O-I, a national company with a facility in Ringgold, to support our recycling program. Glass recycled in Danville through drop-off or curbside are taken to O-I to be cleaned, processed, and recycled into new glass products. This is part of the company's sustainability and social impact program called Glass4Good. The weight of recycled glass is converted into a dollar amount which is then donated to the Danville-Pittsylvania County United Way.

Glass 4 Good Logo
Book Ends receiving a check from the DP United Way

For the first year of the program, BookEnds will receive all the proceeds from the recycling program. The funds will be used to provide programs to help students read at grade level by third grade. 

Curbside Recycling Service

Curbside Recycling Service became available in January 2012. City residents may sign up for curbside recycling service (PDF).

Public Works will provide a ninety-six (96) gallon recycling container for new subscribers. Recyclable materials include: plastic, mixed paper, aluminum, tin, steel, cardboard, and glass.

Effective July 1, 2016, the annual cost is $90 for bi-monthly collection service between July through June. Collection will be provided on the first and third Thursday of each month. Applications made after July 1st will be pro-rated to the end of June the following year at a cost of $3.75 per collection.

(If paying with cash, please bring exact change)

Submit your application form (PDF) and payment to:

Public Works Department
998 South Boston Road
Danville, VA 24540

E-Recycling Center

A collection site is located at the Public Works Warehouse Building on 998 South Boston Road for miscellaneous electronics such as computers, small household devices, etc. (Please note: televisions are no longer recyclable.)

The City does not accept the following recyclables:

  • Auto Fluids
  • Batteries
  • Bulbs (fluorescent, incandescent, or tubular)
  • Plastic Types 3 to 7
  • Plastic Bags

Since 1992, the City of Danville has met or exceeded the Virginia State mandated 25% recycling rate each year.