Programs and Resources in Richmond

Your 95 gallon green recycling cart with a blue lid will be collected on your collection day in the same location as where the city picks up your trash.

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CVWMA Programs

The City of Richmond participates in following CVWMA programs:

Residential Recycling

Drop-off Recycling

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


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 Department of Public Works provides 95 gallon recycling cart to eligible residents wanting to recycle. The City will provide one 95 gallon green recycling cart to anyone living in a single family detached homes accessible from a city street. 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.  at the curb.  If you would like to sign up for this program, please visit the CVWMA homepage or contact the Recycling Hotline at 804-340-0900.

Visit Richmond Recycles for more information.

Download the 2016 CVWMA Recycling Collection Schedule here.


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 and #2 narrow neck plastic bottles, and glass bottles and  jars for recycling.

No speciality recyclables collected at these sites.

1710 Robin Hood Rd (Robin Hood Rd and N. Blvd- across from Arthur Ashe Center)

Southside Transfer Station, 3506 N. Hopkins Rd.

Stratford Hills Shopping Center, 6798 Forest Hill Ave (near Hathaway Rd and Forest Hill Avenue)

*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)