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Northampton County Awarded

Hampton Roads Sanitation District has awarded Northampton County the following awards.

2012 Award



Northampton County……Working for Its Residents

Northampton County is dedicated to providing residents with a clean, safe environment with its new system of staffed solid waste and recycling facilities. Added advantages to this new system include:

  • Open Daily

  • Recycling Services

  • Sites with Easy Access to US Route 13

  • Acceptance of Bulk Items

  • Enhanced Security

  • Cleaner, Healthier Sites

  • Environmental Safety

Northampton County Solid Waste Operating Regulations

Waste Collection Center Useage Policy

Volume Limits Waiver Form

Northampton County
Solid Waste and Recycling Facilities

As a resident of Northampton County, you now have improved, staffed solid waste and recycling facilities for your residential waste. The County has constructed manned solid waste and recycling facilities at several locations where you can easily dispose of your residential garbage.
The advantages don’t stop there. Attendants are able to answer your questions and offer help as you dispose of trash. The sites will be kept clean and neat which will control vermin, blowing debris, and help protect the environment. The sites are secured during off hours to control access and unauthorized waste disposals. Safety will be enhanced for the residential user.

Recycling Facilities

The sites provide recycling facilities that include acceptance of plastic, glass, newspaper and cardboard, and aluminum, steel cans and food & beverage cartons. Waste oil and batteries are collected. Large or bulky household items occasionally needing disposal by a resident are accepted and transported to a disposal site for you.




$65.00 PER TON
$69.00 PER TON

Questions & Answers


How is this an improvement over what we have?

A staffed solid waste and recycling facility is safer, cleaner, and more environmentally secure than the present greenbox sites offered throughout the county.

Where are these facilities be located?

Birdsnest: 9005 Birdsnest Drive, Birdsnest, VA 23307
Eastville: 15552 Courthouse Rd. Eastville, VA 23347
Wardtown: 8427 Occohannock Neck Rd., Exmore, VA 23350
Bayview: 22564 Bayview Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Hare Valley: 10195 Hare Valley Dr. Exmore, VA 23350
Cheapside: 26371 Arlington Road, Cape Charles, VA

When will the facilities be open for use?

The facilities will be open every day of the week.
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Winter Hours)
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

How much will it cost to use the facilities?

There are no fees associated with using the sites. Construction was financed by the County as a part of the Capital Improvements Program.

Is there a procedure to follow when depositing waste at one of the sites?

There will be designated entrances depending on the type of waste you are bringing to the facility and certain traffic patterns to follow once inside. These are for your convenience and ease of usability.

What about temporary holding of discarded but still useable items?

There is a "Take it or leave it" area at each waste collection site for gently-used items.

What to do with organic recyclable material such as small to medium size branches, leaves & grass that will require disposal after a storm?

Grass which is bagged can be deposited as regular household waste at the waste collection centers/existing greenbox sites. Brush, branches, tree stumps, etc., must be carried to the sanitary landfill at 20371 Seaside Road, Cape Charles, VA. for disposal. While we cannot predict future actions of the Board of Supervisors, it has been their policy in the past to waive disposal fees for disaster-related debris disposal.

What happens to the garbage that gets deposited at the solid waste & recycling facilities?

With the closure and capping of the County's Sanitary Landfill in 2009, all solid waste is transported to the Bethel Landfill at a cost to the County of $46.89 per ton.

Brush which is delivered to the County's Sanitary landfill is burned on-site. Scrap metal is sold to a third-party vendor and counts towards the County's recycling goal.

What items will be accepted for recycling?

Plastic, glass, cardboard, aluminum, paper, food & beverage cartons.

What waste items will be accepted?

Household residential waste only. Bulk items such as household furniture, TVs, and other household generated bulky items not considered as garbage will be accepted. Waste oil and batteries will be also be collected.

What waste items will NOT be accepted?

Hazardous waste, commercially generated waste such as construction /demolition waste, yard services waste, silviculture waste (or tree farming waste), agricultural waste or by-products of commercial agricultural operations or any other waste products generated by a commercial or business operation.

Where can unacceptable waste be taken?

Household hazardous waste products will be collected on an annual basis through a "Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program" sponsored by the bi-county Groundwater Committee. Commercially generated waste are to be delivered directly to the landfill for disposal.

Contact Information

Ronald Rowe - Director of Solid Waste & Recycling

Northampton County Sanitary Landfill
20371 Seaside Rd.
Cape Charles, VA 23310
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Winter Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Winter Hours are effective November 1 - February 28 each year.
Phone: 757-331-2699

Northampton County Administrative Office
16404 Courthouse Rd.
PO Box 66
Eastville, VA 23347
Phone: 757-678-0440
Fax: 757-678-0483

Hours of operation: Waste Collection Centers - Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Winter Hours Schedule Operates at the Northampton County Sanitary Landfill between November and February. That means that on Saturdays, the landfill’s operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Please plan your solid waste disposal accordingly.


Birdsnest: 9005 Birdsnest Drive, Birdsnest, VA 23307
Eastville: 15552 Courthouse Rd. Eastville, VA 23347
Wardtown: 8427 Occohannock Neck Rd., Exmore, VA 23350
Bayview: 22564 Bayview Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Hare Valley: 10195 Hare Valley Dr. Exmore, VA 23350
Cheapside: 26371 Arlington Road, Cape Charles, VA

The new waste collections sites and the sanitary landfill will be closed on the following holidays:

January 1st (New Year's Day)
Last Mon. in May (Memorial Day)
July 4th (Independence Day)
Fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day)
December 25th (Christmas Day)

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