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CVWMA’s July 2018 Waste Reduction News

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, News, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond

Read our July 2018 Waste Reduction News e-newsletter here. In this issue: Local Recyclers Impacting CVWMA’s Recycling Programs Fourth of July Holiday to Delay Some CVWMA Collections CVWMA’s Regional Recycling Rate 59% Are YOU Connected?

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Congratulations Central Virginia! CVWMA’s Regional Recycling Rate @59% for CY 2017

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, News, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond

June 28, 2018 Contact: Nancy Drumheller, Public Affairs Manager, 804-612-0557 or ndrumheller@cvwma.com Congratulations Central Virginia! CVWMA’s Regional Recycling Rate @ 59% for CY 2017 Richmond, VA – Thanks to the efforts and commitment to recycling by central Virginia citizens and businesses the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) has notified Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) that its regional recycling rate has once again exceeded 55 percent! This means that an estimated 59% of the waste generated in our region for Calendar Year (CY) 2017 was recycled and kept out of area landfills. CVWMA, a cooperative government agency that coordinates recycling and other waste management programs with thirteen area local governments, compiles the annual regional recycling rate and submits the information to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. State law requires that the region recycle at least 25 percent of their waste each year. Nearly 81,529 tons of paper-related material (newspaper, office paper and cardboard) was recycled in 2017. Yard waste and wood waste which are chipped into compost or mulch comprise another 206,672 tons recycled.  Metals, textiles, glass and plastic are also measured for the report.  Auto bodies, appliances, and assorted other metal items made up the nearly 106,001 tons of metal that were recycled in 2017.  Clothing donations to organizations such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army contribute to the textiles total of about 8,659 tons. The trash generation figure is an estimate based on national research. The Environmental Protection Agency (Franklin Associates) estimates that citizens create an average of 4.44 pounds of trash per person per day. The recycling rate is computed by dividing the amount recycled in the region by the amount of trash generated. The amount recycled is gathered from local and national businesses providing recycling to the area. The total amount recycled and not land filled for the region in CY 2017 was 517,285 tons. CVWMA recycling programs include residential (curbside) collection and drop-off centers; yard waste, electronics, appliances, batteries, HHW and tires to name a few. Residential (Curbside) recycling collects approximately 36,000 tons annually; drop-off recycling, about 5,600 tons. That is a lot of paper, bottles and cans! The regional rate has remained above 55 percent for the past several years, making central Virginia one of the highest recycling regions in the state. Variations in the rate are attributed to the number of businesses who provide information to CVWMA. Contributions are voluntary. For more information on CVWMA programs, visit www.cvwma.com; CVWMA on Facebook; CVWMA on Twitter ; and CVWMA on Instagram....

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Plastic Bags and Plastic Bagged Recyclables Not Accepted in CVWMA Recycling Programs

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in Ashland, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, News, Petersburg, Powhatan, Richmond

CVWMA wants to help you recycle better. CVWMA does not accept plastic bags or plastic bagged recyclables in its residential (curbside) recycling and drop-off recycling programs. Plastic bags are one of the top contaminants at local material recovery facilities ( or MRF’s) Plastic bags wrap around sorting equipment and cause damage Plastic bags prevent materials from being properly sorted Plastic bags add additional disposal costs If you use plastic bags, recycle at local grocery/retail stores.  ...

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CVWMA Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence In Financial Reporting

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 in Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, News, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond

March 16, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Nancy Drumheller, Public Affairs Manager, (804)612-0557 or ndrumheller@cvwma.com Congratulations CVWMA! Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Recipient Richmond, VA – Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. CVWMA, a cooperative government agency that coordinates recycling and other waste management programs with thirteen area local governments, compiles the annual financial report and submits the CAFR information to the Government Finance Officers Association. An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s), department, or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. This has been presented to Kimberly A. Hynes, Executive Director of the CVWMA. The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. This is the 21st consecutive year that the CVWMA has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. For more financial information on CVWMA and all of its programs, visit...

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City of Hopewell Adding Curbside Recycling Services & Making Changes to Trash Collection

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Hopewell

March 11,2014 Contact: Nancy Drumheller, Public Information Coordinator, 804-612-0557 City of Hopewell Adding Curbside Recycling Services & making Changes to Trash Collection Citywide Delivery of 96-gallon Recycling Carts Set for June 2014 Richmond, VA-The City of Hopewell is excited to announce Curbside Recycling coming soon to residents!   In an effort to enhance services and to increase recycling, the City will add every-other-week curbside recycling collection services to all eligible households and businesses starting July 1, 2014.  There is no cost to the resident for these curbside recycling enhancements. “Citizens have been asking for recycling services for many years, and I am proud to have worked on bringing curbside recycling to Hopewell and helping educate citizen on the benefits of recycling” says, City Manager Mark Haley. “Providing everyone a recycling cart will make it easier for residents to recycle, and they will find they have more space in their trash cart.” “Recycling is an important step towards making the City a cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit,” says Thomas Meadows, Chairman, Keep Hopewell Beautiful Committee. County Waste has been selected by the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) and the City of Hopewell as the curbside recycling collection service provider to begin July 1, 2014. Recycling collection will occur EVERY OTHER WEEK on either RED or BLUE Wednesdays beginning in July 2014. Residents will receive a collection schedule with collection day information attached to cart when delivered. County Waste will begin distributing new recycling carts in June 2014.   Each residence and business will receive 1 recycling cart. City of Hopewell residents will be the latest to join hundreds of thousands of other curbside recyclers in Central Virginia. “One of the goals with this new program is to reduce the overall waste stream entering the landfill, and we are pleased to now provide residents and businesses with a convenient opportunity to recycle at the curb,” says Kim Hynes, Executive Director for Central Virginia Waste Management Authority. Only the following materials are accepted for recycling and should be placed in the recycling cart: cardboard, mixed paper (including newspapers, junk mail, etc.), aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles with a #1 or #2.  All other trash should be placed in your trash cart. The City will continue its Drop-off Recycling Program at these locations: Cavalier Square Shopping Center Colonial Corner Shopping Center, 4100 Oaklawn Blvd Hopewell Recreation Center, 100 W. City Point Rd Fire Station #2, 3400 Virginia Street, near Wilmington Ave In addition, Container First Services (CFS) has been selected by the (CVWMA) and the City of Hopewell as the new trash collection service provider to begin July 1, 2014.  Trash will be collected weekly on the following days Residents and businesses on Mondays.  NOTE: This is a change for some city residents. Downtown area will be on Thursdays Litter baskets on Mondays and Thursdays City residents will continue to use existing trash carts. Additional carts may be purchased for $58.00. Bulky waste (such a furniture, appliances, etc.) should be placed at the curb with cart on collection day. Up to the equivalent of a ½ ton pick-up truck load will be collected. Residents are encouraged to call the Trash Collection Hotline at (804) 425-0500 prior to collection day to schedule the pickup. Brush...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in News

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Contact: Nancy Drumheller, Public Information Coordinator ndrumheller@cvwma.com or 804-612-0557 Congratulations Central Virginia! CVWMA’s Regional Recycling Rate @ 57.4 % for CY 2012 Thanks to the efforts and commitment to recycling by central Virginia citizens and businesses the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) has notified Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) that its regional recycling rate has once again exceeded 55 percent! This means that an estimated 57.4% of the waste generated in our region for Calendar Year (CY) 2012 was recycled and kept out of area landfills. This is a slight increase from CVWMA’s rate of 56.6% for CY 2011. CVWMA, a cooperative government agency that coordinates recycling and other waste management programs with thirteen area local governments, compiles the annual regional recycling rate and submits the information to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. State law requires that the region recycle at least 25 percent of their waste each year. Nearly 185,804 tons of paper-related material (newspaper, office paper and cardboard) was recycled in 2012. Yard waste and wood waste which are chipped into compost or mulch comprise another 211,176 tons recycled. Metals, textiles, glass and plastic are also measured for the report. Auto bodies, appliances, and assorted other metal items made up the nearly 34,498 tons of metal that were recycled in 2012. Clothing donations to organizations such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army contribute to the textiles total of about 5,248 tons. The trash generation figure is an estimate based on national research. The Environmental Protection Agency (Franklin Associates) estimates th at citizens create an average of 4.43 pounds of trash per person per day. The recycling rate is computed by dividing the amount recycled in the region by the amount of trash generated. The amount recycled is gathered from local and national businesses providing recycling to the area. The total amount recycled and not land filled for the region in CY 2012 was 485,097 tons compared to 468,646 tons in CY 2011. CVWMA recycling programs include curbside collection and drop-off centers; yard waste, electronics, appliance, batteries, HHW and tires to name a few. Curbside recycling collects approximately 36,000 tons annually; drop-off recycling, about 5,600 tons. That is a lot of paper, bottles and cans! The regional rate has remained above 50 percent for the past several years, making central Virginia one of the highest recycling regions in the state. Variations in the rate are attributed to the number of businesses who provide information to CVWMA. Contributions are voluntary. For more information on CVWMA programs, visit...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in News

Pictured here left to right: Marc Rene, CVWMA Clerk to Board; Bill Hamby, Jr., Robert Key, Steve Chidsey, Robert Whiteman, James A. Jackson. Not pictured: Mark Kukoski. The Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) has elected officers for the 2013- 2014 year. The new officers, and the localities they represent, are listed below: Chair – Steve Chidsey (Hanover) Vice Chair – Robert Key (Chesterfield) Secretary – Bill Hamby, Jr. (Prince George) Treasurer – Robert C. Whiteman (Henrico) Director – James A. Jackson (Richmond) Immediate Past Chair – Mark Kukoski (City of Richmond) The officers will serve through June 30, 2011. For more information, visit the CVWMA website at...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in News

August 26, 2013 Contact:  Nancy W. Drumheller, Public Information Coordinator, ndrumheller@cvwma.com or 804-612-0557 Labor Day Holiday to Delay CVWMA Curbside & Trash Collections Curbside recycling and trash collections through CVWMA will be delayed one day the week of September 2 due to the Monday, Labor Day holiday. No collections will be made on Monday; thus all collections during this week will occur on the day following the normal collection day. Friday collections will occur on Saturday. This holiday schedule change affects curbside recyclers in Ashland, Henrico County, Goochland County (portions), the City of Petersburg (Red Week only) and the City of Richmond (Red Week only). Trash collection services for residents living in Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg will occur on the day following the normal collection day. For more information, please contact the Recycling Hotline at (804)340-0900  or the Trash Collection Hotline at (804)425-0500 or visit www.cvwma.com...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in News

We got a new look! Read our Our September 2013 Waste Reduction News e-newsletter here. In this issue: CVWMA Elects new Board of Directors CVWMA Launches New Web Design Labor Day Holiday to Delay Curbside Recycling and Trash Collecti0ns Week of Sept. 2 James River Regional Cleanup Day, Sept. 14 ( Note there is a broken link on the newsletter to the list of cleanup sites. We apologize for this link error. This info can be found on the Click here for more information and to register...

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