UNTIL MAY 1, 2020




Household Hazardous Waste & Document Shredding

scheduled for Sat. April 4, 2020 has been cancelled.


Large item pickup for Wednesday’s route, Thursday’s route,

Friday’s route and Town of Fries & Town of Independence

route has been postponed until further notice. 

For questions, please call 276-773-3181

Effective September 4, 2019
Trash receptacles will be open to the public on the following days:
Wednesdays and Saturdays

Grayson County Public Works
1216 N. Independence Ave.
Independence, VA 24348
Local Phone: 276-773-3181
Fax: 276-773-2448

Residential Trash Service

Grayson County provides weekly trash service to residence of the County. The day of your trash collection depends on where you are located in the County.
Residents are limited to 4 garbage bags of trash OR 4 containers, the containers can not be over 32 gallons.
Bins constructed to house containers MUST NOT be over (32″) Thirty Two Inches tall, and must be approved by GCPW.
Individual containers and bags may not weigh over 40 pounds.
Containers or bags should be placed 3′ – 4′ from edge of public road no later than 7:30 am; however they should not obstruct the route of the postman..

Our Public Works department is closed on the following Holidays:

  • Christmas Day
  • July 4th
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

Our Public Works department is also closed if road conditions are such as to put employees and the public in danger during the winter months.

On the days that there will be no trash collection, there will be an announcement on the Galax radio station 98.1 WBRF and the Marion radio station 93.9 WMEV by 7:00 am. Trash scheduled for pickup on these days will be picked up on the following week WEATHER PERMITTING.

Click here for the Solid Waste Appeals Form.
Click here for the Solid Waste Disposal & Collection Ordinance
Click here for Wild Game Information
Household Hazardous Waste/Doc Shredding Schedule April 4, 2020
Click here for 2020 Large Item Schedule
The County provides service for yearly Large Item Pick Up. The time for this pick up is set by the Board of Supervisors. The schedule is advertised in the local newspapers two weeks prior to when the schedule begins and during the pickup period. Citizens who wish to take advantage of the service should call our local Public Works Department after they see the ad in the paper. Public Works will request the following information:
Your Name
E-911 Address
Phone Number
List of items to be picked up

The County will collect large household items within the Town of Independence.

Grayson County now has the equipment available to collect junk cars, automobile parts, old metal roofing and scrap iron. Please contact our office for details and instructions for these items. These items will be collected year round by appointment.

Items not acceptable for collection are: hazardous materials, land clearing debris, wire fencing, old fence posts, satellite dishes, wood from old buildings that have been torn down, roofing shingles, vinyl siding, and building materials such as plywood and sheetrock, etc. Public Works will pick up tires however, there is a limit of 10 tires per household and tires must be off the rim. Only automobile tires will be picked up.