Solid Waste Services
Solid Waste Services

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Sussex County Solid Waste Services

In collaboration with Waste Management, Inc., the County of Sussex is provided several transfer stations where Citizens of the county can discard refuse. These stations also known as Convenience Centers are maintained by a waste services provider. When the container for waste is full, it is exchanged for an empty. The full container is transferred to a waste facility for its contents to be handled properly. It is very important that citizens dispose of items in correct containers and at designated locations.

By agreement citizens of Sussex County can dispose of most residential waste, at no cost, at Atlantic Waste Disposal Site, a Waste Management facility located on (Rt. 602) Cabin Point Rd. Waste may include lawn trimmings or yard debris from normal landscape maintenance but shall specifically exclude stumps/logs and limbs more than 3 inches in diameter.

The Solid Waste Department handles issues of:

  • Illegal dumping
  • Recycling 
  • Problem Waste

  PLEASE NOTE: Construction/Demolition debris may be taken to the landfill but will require a fee for disposal.


Recycling Containers can be found at Convenience Centers and are located away from the waste containers. Solid recyclable materials are now received in one large Recycling Container and are allowed to be comingled and will be separated by the waste services provider. This should make recycling much simpler for residents; however, some recycled goods should still be "broken down" (i.e. cardboard) and others rinsed (i.e. bottles and cans).

  Special Waste

This category of waste refers to goods that are allowed but will require special attention from the resident to ensure that waste is handled appropriately.

The items listed are required to be brought to the landfill located on (Rt. 602) Cabin Point Rd:

  • Mattresses, bulky or excessive amounts of furniture and appliances

  • Refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners are required to be brought to the landfill so that refrigerants can be removed and disposed of properly.

  • Paints are not received when wet; however, sand or kittylitter can be used to dry paint quickly.

  • Drums must be empty, cleaned and open at both ends to be accepted.

  • Pesticide containers must be triple-rinsed and crushed.

  • Tires must be cut in halves, shreds or chips in order to be received by landfill.

PLEASE NOTE: Construction/Demolition debris may be taken to the landfill but will require a fee for disposal. No exceptions!

  Unacceptable Waste

This List includes items not received at any of the Sussex county Convenience Center nor the landfill.

  • Asbestos

  • Motor Oil

  • Dioxin

  • Raw Sewage

  • Liquid Waste

  • Medical Waste

  • Animals or Carcasses (see Health Department)

  • Lead Acid Batteries

  • Flammable Materials

  • Nuclear Waste, by-products

Public Works Director
(434) 594-4544 ofc
Convenience Centers

Sussex County Residents, who have missed their scheduled trash pick-up or do not receive trash removal services at all, can dispose of their waste at any of the 9 Convenience Centers located throughout Sussex County. Please deposit all waste in plastic bags as to prevent items from being carried away by wind, animals, etc.

  Find a Convenience Center

  NOTICE: Bulk household items and construction and demolition debris are not permitted at the Atlantic Waste Disposal convenience center.  Sussex County residents will be allowed free disposal of bulk household items but must go across the scale and show proof of residency and then will be directed to the landfill disposal area.  The convenience center is under 24-hour surveillance and violators may be prosecuted. 

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