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Plastic Bags Contamination

CVWMA does not accept plastic bags or plastic bagged recyclables in our residential (curbside) and dropoff recycling programs. Why? They damage the sorting equipment, prevent materials from being properly sorted, and add additional disposal costs.

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Recycling is easy with CVWMA

Use our Recycling Wizard to see what you can recycle where you live.

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Curbside Recycling

The CVWMA’s curbside recycling program, the largest in the state of Virginia, serves over 270,000 households in nine jurisdictions. Nearly 125 tons of recyclables are collected each day of residential (curbside) recycling service. More than 38,000 tons of recyclable materials are diverted from Virginia landfills annually as a result of residential curbside recycling in central […]

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Electronics Recycling

CVWMA has diverted more than five million pounds of unwanted electronics from local landfills since 2006.

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What to Recycle

There’s no need to sort your items, but please take a moment to learn what (and what not) to recycle.

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Journey To the MRF

Take a virtual field trip to a Materials Recovery Facility (or MRF) owned by TFC Recycling. See firsthand what happens to recycables in this educational video presentation.

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