Curbside Recycling Guidelines

Service Providers 

Curbside recycling service in Loudoun County is offered by the incorporated towns, home owner associations, residential and commercial property management offices, or by direct subscription with local waste collection service providers.

Recycling Bins

  • Curbside recycling bins are provided by the service provider or agency that is responsible for ensuring service.  Recycling bins are also available for purchase at local home improvement stores and on-line.  
  • Curbside recycling bins should be covered with a lid or other means to prevent litter.
  • Grass clippings, leaves, and twigs should not be set out in plastic bags, only use paper bags designed for yard waste or a reusable container. 
Green curbside recycling bin full of items

More Information

  • Recycling information for scrap metal items, household batteries, light bulbs, electronics, motor oil, other automotive fluids, and car batteries is available at our recycling page
  • Disposal information for garbage, latex paint, construction materials, plate glass, and other types of trash is available at our landfill page.  
  • Disposal information for hazardous materials and substances and medical wastes is available at

More information also is available by calling the Waste Management Division of the Loudoun County Department of General Services at 703-771-5500.

  1. Acceptable Items
  2. Unacceptable Items

Items Accepted for Curbside Recycling

"Typical recyclable items" that are accepted through curbside service include:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes
  • Container lids
  • Disposable pans
  • Foil
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Magazines
  • Mail
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic jars
  • Plastic tubs / cups
  • Steel cans

Contents should be emptied from bottles, cans and jars, and any rinsing should be minimized to conserve water. Minor residuals of food or detergent is okay.

Check with your service provider for a complete list of what is accepted for recycling.