Monthly Collection Events

Preregistration Required

Free monthly collection events take place the third Saturday of each month, beginning at 12 noon for the residents of the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, Roanoke County and Town of Vinton. Preregistration is required to bring items to these events. This enables us to have adequate staff on hand to assist with the unloading of materials.

You must register no later than 24 hours prior to the event. Cut off is at noon the Friday prior to the event. You can register online for our next event or by calling 540-857-5050.

Acceptable Items at Monthly Collection Events

The following items are accepted at monthly collection events, with limitations of 75 pounds of solids and 5 gallons of liquids:

Cleaning Products

  • Bleach
  • Degreasers
  • Drain cleaners
  • Oven cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub / tile / shower cleaners
  • Wood and metal cleaners/polishes

Indoor Pesticides

  • Ant poisons
  • Cockroach poisons
  • Flea repellants
  • Household insecticides
  • Moth repellants
  • Mouse and rat poisons

Outdoor Lawn & Garden

  • Driveway Sealer
  • Fertilizer
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Weed killers
  • Wood preservatives/fungicides

Automotive Products

  • Air-conditioning refrigerants
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive batteries
  • Carburetor and fuel injector cleaners
  • Fuel additives
  • Gasoline / diesel fuel
  • Motor oil
  • Starting fluids
  • Transmission and brake fluid

Workshop / Painting Supplies

  • Adhesives and glue
  • Fixatives and other solvents
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil or enamel-based paint
  • Paint strippers and removers
  • Paint thinners and turpentine
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Stains and finishes


  • Alkaline / Zinc-Carbon Batteries
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries
  • Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries
  • Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries
  • Rechargeable, small-sealed lead acid batteries


  • Mercury-containing thermostats
  • Mercury thermometers

Other Flammable Products

  • Aerosol cans
  • Gas/oil mixtures
  • Home-heating oil
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Nail polish removers
  • Propane tanks and cylinders


  • Metallic mercury
  • Pool/spa chemicals
  • Fluorescent bulbs - up to 6 bulbs