The City of Richmond offers many services for city residents through the Department of Public Works including a variety of recycling and proper disposal programs for many household waste items that can be diverted from local landfills.
The City 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’s Recycling Hotline for a green 24 gallon bin. Recycling is now collected in the same location as where city trash collection is collected.Once eligible city residents receive a 95 gallon recycling cart, sign up for recycling rewards at Recycling Perks.
The City of Richmond participates in following CVWMA programs:
*Paints, Auto Fluids and Chemicals (Household Hazardous Waste) (* Limit: 20 gallons a month per resident)
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.
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)