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Programs and Resources in Richmond

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CVWMA Programs

The City of Richmond participates in following CVWMA programs:

Residential Recycling

Drop-off Recycling  ( Be sure to note new hours for Robin Hood Road site effective 7/22/16.)

Electronics Recycling

Appliances and Scrap Metal Recycling and White Goods Freon Recovery

Battery and Cell Phone Recycling

*Paints, Auto Fluids and Chemicals (Household Hazardous Waste)  (* Limit: 20 gallons a month per resident)

Yard and Vegetative Waste


County/City Programs

The City of Richmond offers these programs:

Adopt a Spot/Street

Event Recycling

Illegal Signs

Leaf Collection Services, click here for 2014-2014 schedule.

Neighborhood Volunteer Cleanups

Residential Trash Collection

2018 Bulk & Brush Collection Program. This is new. Please call the Customer Care at 3-1-1 (or (804) 646-7000) or contact Sharon North, Public Information Manager.

School Recycling (contract with TFC Recycling) Contact Darlene Mallory, Clean City Commission (804) 646-8325



Resources provided to residents by the City of Richmond:

Department of Public Works, (804)646-0999

City of Richmond Clean City Commission, (804)646-8325

Litter and Recycling Program Managers Contacts

City of Richmond Stormwater Brochure

Stormwater Education and Contacts

Curbside Recycling

  • The City of Richmond Department of Public Works provides one 95 gallon green recycling cart with a blue lid to each eligible household within the city limits that has city trash collection. Residents can no longer contact CVWMA for a green 24 gallon bin.

Residential recycling is collected in the same location as where city trash collection is collected. Collection is every other week where your city trash collection is picked up. There is a small fee for recycling that appears on the water bill.   If you would like to sign up for this program, please visit the CVWMA homepage or contact the CVWMA at (804)340-0900.

Visit Richmond Recycles for more information.

Recycle Right with CVWMA!

Accepted items include aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles and jars, mixed paper and cardboard,  kitchen, laundry and bath plastic bottles, tubs, and containers, 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. Avoid the Oops! Recycle right.

Download 2019 CVWMA Recycling Collection Schedule 

Please note that effective 8/14/17, the following procedures are now in place for residential recycling carts:

  • If new resident and no cart at residence, call CVWMA at (804) 340-0900 as CVWMA staff will have to verify new occupancy with the City and get approval to deliver a recycling cart. This process could take a couple of weeks.
  • If a resident’s recycling cart has been lost or stolen, resident will need to pay for a replacement. There is a $65 charge to replace the cart. Resident can purchase online or call CVWMA at (804) 340-0900 to assist with payment over the phone.
  • If recycling cart has been damaged, resident needs to contact CVWMA at (804)340-0900.


Drop Off Recycling Collection Sites

The City maintains four Drop-off Recycling Collection sites that allow residents to bring cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum and steel cans, #1 – #7 plastic bottles and containers, lids and caps, waxy milk and juice cartons, and glass bottles and  jars for recycling.

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

No speciality recyclables collected at these sites.

Robin Hood Rd

  • *1710 Robin Hood Rd (Robin Hood Rd and N. Blvd- across from Arthur Ashe Center) * This site will be open Monday- Sunday, 7 am – 6 pm. City staff will lock gates at 6 pm each evening and unlock gates at 7 am each day.

Southside Transfer Station,

  • 3506 N. Hopkins Rd.

Stratford Hills Shopping Center,

  • 6788 Forest Hill Ave

*East Richmond Road Convenience Center

  • 3800 East Richmond Rd. (closed on Saturdays)

*This site also takes speciality items for recycling. Refer to Recycling Wizard for these items.


Solid Waste Collection Sites

Southside Transfer Station, 3506 N. Hopkins Rd

East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Rd. (closed on Saturdays)