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Programs and Resources in Petersburg

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CVWMA Programs

The City of  Petersburg participates in the following CVWMA programs:

Curbside Recycling

Drop-Off Recycling

Electronics Recycling

Residential Trash Collection Services

County/City Programs

The City provides the following programs to city residents:

Citywide Cleanup Days

Leaf Collection Services, click here to download 2017 Fall Leaf Pick Up Program Schedule

School Recycling (this service is provided through CFS)


The City provides the following resources for city residents:

Container First Services (CFS) provides trash collection and curbside recycling collection for city residents, businesses and Old Towne area. Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Guidelines, download here

Department of Public Works, 804-733-2415

Keep Petersburg Beautiful Committee

Adopt-a- Spot or Street Program

Appomattox Soil and Water Conservation District

Stormwater Utility Program

Special Event Recycling  (contact Container First Services directly)

Curbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling is every other week on Tuesdays. (Please note that the Old Towne area has weekly curbside recycling collection on Tuesdays.) Check your recycling collection schedule to see which color week your is your recycling collection week. The city provides each eligible household with one 96-gallon green recycling cart. Additional recycling carts can be purchased for $58 each an additional monthly fee of $2.25 per cart. Call the City of Petersburg, Department of Public Works at 804-733-2353 to purchase additional carts.

Recycle More with CVWMA!  CVWMA accepts aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles and jars, mixed paper and cardboard as well as plastic bottles, tubs and containers with a #1-#7 on bottom, lids and caps, and cartons such as milk, juice and egg substitutes are recyclable in our residential recycling (curbside) and drop-off recycling programs in our participating member localities.

NOT ACCEPTED:Plastic bags,plastic bagged recyclables, Styrofoam, or food contaminated pizza boxes will NOT BE accepted for recycling. Recycle plastic bags at local retail stores.

Download 2018 CVWMA Recycling Collection Schedule  Download 2019 CVWMA Recycling Collection Schedule 

Drop Off Recycling Collection Sites

The City provides and maintains one  drop-off recycling collection site located at South Crater Square Shopping Center. This site accepts the same items that can be recycled through curbside recycling. Cardboard, mixed paper, steel and aluminum cans, #1 -#7 plastic bottles and containers, caps and lids (no food residue), waxy milk and juice cartons, glass bottles and jars.

NOT ACCEPTED: Plastic bags, plastic bagged recycables, Styrofoam, or food contaminated pizza boxes will NOT BE accepted for recycling. Recycle plastic bags at local retail stores.

  • South Crater Square Shopping Center, 3331 S. Crater Road

The drop-off container located at Blandford Academy is provided by Container First Services (CFS). This is not through CVWMA program. This collection site accepts cardboard, mixed paper, steel and aluminum cans, #1 and #2 plastic bottles (narrow neck); glass bottles and jars.


Solid Waste Collection Sites

Check with Tri-City Regional Landfill, 390 Industrial (located off Puddleduck Rd.) for what can be recycled and the fees for disposal.