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.
Click here for information on new recycling enhancements for city residents that will start in January 2015. Each eligible household will receive one 95 gallon green recycling cart with a blue lid citywide through the end of 2015. Phase 1 of the city’s roll-out began in January 2015. Residents that will be receiving alley collection can no longer use green bins or personal containers.
The City of Richmond participates in following CVWMA programs:
*Paints, Auto Fluids and Chemicals (Household Hazardous Waste) (* Limit: 20 gallons a month per resident)
NEW CHANGES coming to city residents starting in January 2015. Visit Richmond Recycles for more information.
*Curbside Recycling is available to anyone living in a single family detached homes accessible from a city street. Collection is every other week *at the curb and not in the *alley. There is a small fee for recycling that appears on the water bill. The Department of Public Works provides *24 gallon recycling bins to eligible residents wanting to recycle 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.
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.
*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.