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Earth Day 2018

Educational Resources

    Recycling is an easy way to help the Earth.
      earthdayheader   The 48th annual observance of “Earth Day”, a celebration to raise awareness of the Earth and its resources, is April 22, 2018.  Read the history of Earth Day.

    Lesson Plans for Earth Day

    Visit our Earth Day board on Pinterest too!

    Celebrate Earth Day 2018, Central Virginia Communities Plan Earth Day Events. Stay tuned as events are added!


    Earth Day Education Focus: CVWMA does not accept plastic bags or plastic bagged recyclables in our residential (curbside) recycling or drop-off recycling programs. If you use plastic bags, please recycle at local grocery/retail stores. Watch our PSA here.

    Event in Colonial Heights

    The City of Colonial Heights Adopt-a-Roadway Spring Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 8 am -12 noon.


    Event in Hanover County

    As part of Earth Day 2018, Hanover County Public Works is hosting an Special Collection Event, Saturday, April 21, 10 am- 2 pm, Verdi Lane Convenience Center. Visit our Event Calendar for more information.


    April is Keep Henrico Beautiful Month

    Keep Henrico Beautiful encourages Henrico residents help keep Henrico beautiful by not littering and recycling. Visit their webpage for volunteer opportunities.

    Event in Henrico County

    Henrico County  Solid Waste Division and Henrico County Police will be hosting a special recycling collection and document shredding  event on Saturday, May 5, 10 am -1 pm. Visit our Event Calendar for more information.


    Event in City of Hopewell

    Keep Hopewell Beautiful in partnership with City of Hopewell Public Works Department have scheduled Spring Citywide Clean Up for April 14- April 21.

    Event in New Kent County

    Save the Date! Sat, April 28. Special collection event (document shredding) at New Kent High School parking lot. Visit our Event Calendar for any updates.


    Events in Powhatan County 

    • On behalf of the Powhatan Earth Day Committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 Powhatan County Earth Day Celebration. Earth Day in Powhatan County will be celebrated on  – Thursday, April 19 – from 4-7 pm on the Courthouse Lawn.
    • Celebrate Earth Day with Recycling Events, Saturday, April 21 8 am- 12 noon at Powhatan Fairgrounds Building ( 4042 Anderson Highway). Visit our Event Calendar for complete information.


Event in Prince George County

As part of Earth Month, Prince George County is hosting its annual  Prince George County Clean Community Day on Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 am- 1:00 pm. Visit our Event Calendar for more information.