County Landfill No Longer Accepting Payments July 1
By Linda Farneth
Beginning July 1 the Westmoreland County Transfer Station Collection Center in Montross, located at 350 Poorhouse Road, will no longer be accepting payments. But before you get excited, dumping refuse will still cost the same, however Westmoreland County residents will now have to purchase vouchers from the Westmoreland County Treasurers Office before going to the site to dump their garbage.
Westmoreland County Supervisor Larry Roberson said, “The county auditors no longer wants the landfill in Montross to handle money. So now county residents wishing to take refuse to the county landfill must stop at the County Treasurers office to purchase vouchers.”
Roberson added the prices for refuse will remain the same cost but must be paid for by vouchers. You can purchase one voucher or a book of vouchers. Vouchers should be valid for at least a year.
Beginning July 1 the county will advertise exactly how it will work and nothing will change for the refuse pick up station on Route 205 by James Monroe Birthplace.
Roberson said, “Brush collections for the county ran over $100.000.00 last year.”
According to the County's website, “If you live in Westmoreland County, Montross or Colonial Beach, you must obtain a hang-tag from the Treasurer’s Office and display it when you take your trash and recyclables to any of the county’s three collection centers. Some of them accept other types of waste.”
However many Colonial Beach residents go to the transfer station located at 4280 James Monroe Highway, and are not asked to show a county hang tag. For years a residents town sticker has been sufficient. However it is best to check with the transfer station attendant before heading there or if you take your chances, be prepared to have to obtain a hang tag from the county.
The third transfer station is Carmel Church Collection Center located at 87 Locust Road Kinsale, VA
All three of the public waste collection sites also accept the following materials for recycling:
- Glass (clear, green, brown)
- Plastic (#1, #2)
- Bi-metal products
- Used motor oil
The County's waste collection sites do not accept heavy construction debris, such as bricks and cinder blocks. You may obtain a voucher from the County Administrator’s Office to take these wastes to the facility in King and Queen County.
Public Trash Collection Services
The Town of Montross provides curbside trash pickup for its residents once a week. Colonial Beach picks up residents’ trash at the curb once a week. There are also a number of private trash collection services that operate in Westmoreland County. You’ll find them in the phone book under Garbage Removal.