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Refuse Collection

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.


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


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.



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 $100.00 for each trip that has to be paid prior to the date scheduled for leaving the truck.   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.

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