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. 

Weekly Refuse Collection Schedule:  Refuse collection begins at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday.  All refuse should be placed along the road right-of-way by 7:00 a.m.  

            NOTE:    The following chart shows the changes to the schedule - effective July 6, 2009:

                        Refuse collection changes 2009


The following are the old routes and schedule.  If your street is not shown in the above chart, then your pickup will be as follows:

            Alleghany County Pickup Schedule

            Town of Clifton Forge Pickup Schedule


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.

Business Pickup For Dumpsters:  Dumpsters for businesses are emptied once a week free of charge.  Additional pickups 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.  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 $15.00 for the first trip that has to be paid prior to the date scheduled for leaving the truck.  Additional charges apply for each trip, up to three (3) trips per calendar year.  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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