Alleghany County provides weekly curbside pickup to residents of Alleghany County, as well as the Town of Clifton Forge. Refuse collection for businesses within the County and Town of Clifton Forge are provided, including emptying dumpsters.
Questions regarding refuse collection should be directed to the Public Works Department at (540) 863-6650 or at 9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite A, Covington, VA 24426. For questions regarding the Island Ford Transfer Station, please call (540) 965-1626.
Refuse Collection Fee: There is an annual refuse fee of $60.00 for each residence and business in the County which is due on or before December 5th of each year. A penalty shall be imposed if the refuse fee is not paid when due in the amount of ten percent or $10.00, whichever is greater. Interest shall commence on January 1st of the year following the refuse fee due date of December 5th. Interest shall be at a rate of ten percent per annum and shall be applied to the unpaid refuse fee and penalty thereon.
Weekly Refuse Collection Schedule: Refuse collection begins at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. All refuse should be placed along the road right-of-way by 7:00 a.m.
Holiday Pickups: Holiday pickup schedules will be placed in the local newspaper. Refuse is collected every holiday except Christmas Day. On holidays, refuse collection will begin earlier than normal.
2020 Holiday Refuse Schedule
Alleghany County and Town of Clifton Forge
There will be NO refuse collection in Alleghany County on Friday, December 25, 2020.
Friday refuse collection will occur on Monday, December 28, 2020 and Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Please see listing below to determine your day of collection.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2020
Athol Street Longdale Furnace –SVFD to County Line
Benson Street McKinney Hollow Road
Bluebird Lane Medley Street
Chestnut Street Nicholas Street
Church Road Oakwood Drive N&S
Circle H Lane Piney Ridge Road
Cliftwood Circle Portland Avenue
Collierstown Road Rich Patch Road – to White Rock Gap
Conner Lane Riverland Road
Craft Road Roaring Run Road
Dickson Place Stack Lane
Dickson Street State Avenue
Glen Haven Drive Sugar Tree Lane – 6 houses before Sugar Tree Lane
Grafton Street Tri-County Road
Hollis Avenue White Rock Gap
Hooks Mill Lane Whittier Avenue
Iron Ore Lane
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2020
A Street Longdale Furnace Road, Cliftondale to Nicelytown
B Street Longdale Station Road
C Street Lovers Walk
D Street Maiden Lane
Bennington Lane Matthews Lane
Blackberry Hill Meadowdale Road
Blueberry Hill Nicelytown Road
Bradberry Lane Old Middle Clifton School
Buckhorn Trail Pine Street, Split at Jefferson Ave. East
Carter Circle Pine Street, Split at Jefferson Ave. West
Cary Street Prospect Walk
Church Street, Split at Jefferson Ave. East Railroad Avenue
Church Street, Split at Jefferson Ave. West Red Hill Drive
Clay Street Ross Lane
Commercial Ave. East Second Avenue
Commercial Ave. to Wood Hollow Road Shawvers Road
Court Street Staunton Road
Fire House Circle Triangle Way
Forty Two Road Venus Way
Golf Course View Vulcan Avenue
Griffith Road Wood Holliow Road
Higgins Hollow Road
NEW YEAR HOLIDAY: Refuse collection on Thursday, December 31, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021 will remain the same. Please note that refuse should be out by 7:00 a.m. on regular scheduled days and earlier on holidays.
ISLAND FORD TRANSFER STATION SCHEDULE:
Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, December 25, 2020 CLOSED
Saturday, December 26, 2020 CLOSED
Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 2, 2021 CLOSED
Business Pickup For Dumpsters: Dumpsters for businesses are emptied once a week based upon the annual fee above. Additional pickups in a week can be arranged for a fee. Businesses should contact the Utility Billing Clerk at the Public Works Department to set up an account. Businesses will be billed monthly for additional pickups. Questions regarding refuse bills can be directed to the Public Works Department.
Dumpster Information: Dumpsters are not provided by Alleghany County. Businesses or individuals are required to purchase a rear loading dumpster that is at least six cubic yards in size for the County refuse trucks to empty it. Additional information regarding dumpsters can be obtained from the Public Works Department.
Overnight Truck: The County provides a dump truck to be left overnight (Monday through Thursday) for County residents who have larger items that can not be collected during the regular refuse pickup. There is a fee of $15.00 for the first trip that has to be paid prior to the date scheduled for leaving the truck. Additional charges apply for each trip, up to three (3) trips per calendar year. Arrangements can be made through the Public Works Department for this service.
Transfer Station: Available to County residents as well as the Town of Clifton Forge and the Town of Iron Gate, is the use of the Transfer Station. This facility is located on Valley Ridge Road and is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The holiday schedule will be advertised. Use of this facility to County residents is free, except for the disposal of tires. Fees apply to Contractors for use of the facility. Questions regarding this facility can be directed to the Transfer Station at (540) 965-1626. Transfer Station Brochure (Printable in MS Word Format)
Special Pickup: Individuals requiring a special pickup because of medical reasons or disability, can make arrangements through the Public Works Department for a “special pickup.” A statement from a physician and a completed request form are required. Form for Special Pickup (Printable in MS Word Format)
Complaints: Complaints regarding refuse collection can be directed to the Public Works Department by calling (540) 863-6650, by email , or by filling out a complaint form and mailing it to: Public Works Department – Refuse Collection, 9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite A, Covington, VA 24426.