What We Collect

*Empty and rinse all containers and remove lids*


  • Paper bags
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Paper gift wrap
  • Plastic – Numbers 1 and 2 only at this time
  • Plastic bags (bagged separately)
  • All types (brown, green, clear, etc)
  • Drink cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin cans
  • Steel cans
  • Metal caps and tops
  • Scrap Metal (contact us for larger quantities or over-sized items that may require a separate pick-up)


  • Used clothing and other donation items (These are taken to the Roanoke Rescue Mission or other local charities)
  • Electronics (Additional fee for tube TV’s and computer monitors)
  • Packing Peanuts (bagged separately)
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs (placed in a separate container)
  • Household batteries (placed in a separate container)


What We DO NOT Collect

  • Styrofoam
  • Food waste
  • Cords, hoses, wires
  • Household hazardous wastes (paints, cleaners, etc.)
  • Any type of paper with food waste, such as paper towels and pizza boxes
  • Shredded paper
Four Corners Recycling

Our Story

Our family through the years has learned the importance of reducing our impact on the planet.  Two key elements to us becoming better stewards of the earth were, and still are, reusing items (shopping from thrift stores, etc) and recycling.  When we moved to Virginia, just under five years ago, we were saddened to see that the local recycling drop off boxes were very limited as to what they accept.  Fortunately, a family who had recently relocated to the area decided to do something about it and began a curbside recycling business called “GPS Recycling.”  We were happy customers of theirs from the very beginning! In September 2015, they had to make a hard choice and close down the business.

Being restorative farmers and conscious care-takers of God’s creation, we decided to step out with courage that this would be a worthwhile venture – helping continue on the great beginnings that GPS had made.  Our goal is to educate Franklin County citizens about the importance of reducing our impact, embracing a reuse and recycle lifestyle, to help restore our county and beyond.  Our family business is here to serve Franklin County residents and businesses with single-stream, curb-side recycling services, picking up every two weeks.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact us at recycle [at] fourcornersrecycling [dot] com or visit our Facebook Page.