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Henrico County Electronics Recycling Collection Event set for Sat, Apr 1 at Twin Hickory Library has been canceled.

Recycling in Petersburg

Find out how and where to recycle various items

The City of Petersburg offers city residents and businesses a variety of recycling options.

CVWMA Announces Changes to Its Residential Recycling (Curbside) and Drop-off Recycling Programs Starting July 1.

Download 2016 Bi-Weekly Curbside Recycling Collection Download 2017 CVWMA Recycling Collection Schedule 

 

Appliances (White Goods)

Appliances and white goods such as refrigerators, stove, washing machine. Bulky trash (water heaters and appliances) will be collected at the curb on your regular trash collection day. Call the Trash Collection Hotline at 804-425-0500 to arrange collection of large amounts. You can recycle at Tri-City Landfill . If you want to dispose of at the Tri-City Landfill, please call Tri-City Landfill directly for fee disposal costs.

Microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, toaster oven, etc (smaller type appliances). Recycle at  CVWMA special electronics recycling collection event or donate to local charity, if in good working condition.

Automobile Fluids

The City of Petersburg does not offer recycling programs for automobile fluids.

Batteries

The City of Petersburg does not offer recycling programs for batteries.

Alkaline. Safe for disposal in your trash.

Lead acid. Recycle at  automotive supply store. See telephone directory for addresses and phone numbers of Battery Barn, Batteries Plus, automotive supply stores or check yellow pages or search online.

Rechargeable. Recycle at home improvement centers, electronics retailers, Radio Shack, Batteries Plus.  See telephone directory for addresses and phone numbers of Battery Barn, Batteries Plus, ,home improvement centers, electronics retailers or other retailers or check yellow pages or search online.

Cartons

CVWMA Announces Changes to Its Residential Recycling (Curbside) and Drop-off Recycling Programs Starting July 1.

Recycle waxy coated milk, juice, juice boxes, soup, wine, creamer, egg substitutes. Rinse and place cap back on the carton before placing it in your recycling container.

Clothing and Shoes

Resell at local consignment stores or donate to Goodwill,  Salvation Army, schools, churches, etc. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations or consignment stores.

Electronics

Recycle unwanted electronics.

Cell Phones. Recycle at CVWMA special electronics recycling collection event, some electronics retailers, donate , or return to your cellular service provider.

Computers and Computer Accessories. Computer systems (hard drive, CPU, monitor),Computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.),Printers, scanners & copiers, Fax machines,VCRs & camcorders, Stereos, etc. Recycle at CVWMA special electronics recycling collection event or donate to charitable organization. Before donating a computer to a charitable organization (such as Goodwill or Salvation Army), find out if the organization has use for your particular model. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

Televisions. Recycle at CVWMAspecial electronics recycling collection event (fees may apply) or donate working TV’s to charitable organization. Newer, operational items may be donatable to a charitable organization, but check first to find out if the item is desired.See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

Stereos and VCRs.  Recycle at CVWMA special electronics recycling collection event or donate to charitable organization. Before donating a computer to a charitable organization (such as Goodwill or Salvation Army), find out if the organization has use for your particular model. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

Toner and Ink. Recycle with cartridge recycling companies or office supply retail stores. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of cartridge recycling companies or office supply retail stores.

Glass

Glass bottles and jars (no lids please). Recycle through City of Petersburg’s curbside recycling collection program or at one of the drop-off recycling centers.

No other glass items accepted for recycling.

Lawnmowers

The City of Petersburg does not provide recycling programs for lawnmowers. Bulky trash items will be collected at the curb on your regular trash collection day

Metal

Aluminum and steel cans ( no lids, please).  Recycle through City of Petersburg’s curbside recycling collection program or at one of the drop-off recycling centers.

Miscellaneous Metal. Contact Tri-City Landfill staff to see if they can recycle your metal items or call the Trash Collection Hotline at 804-425-0500 to arrange collection of large amounts.

Oil

The City of Petersburg does not offer recycling programs for oils.

Paints and Solvents

The City of Petersburg does nor offer recycling programs for paints and solvents.

 

Paper

Cardboard boxes and Mixed Paper (such as brown paper bags, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, cracker boxes, cereal boxes, macaroni boxes, phone books, paperback *books, white office paper.)  Recycle through City of Petersburg’s curbside recycling collection program or at one of the drop-off recycling centers.

No other type of paper items are accepted.

*Hardback cover books. Must remover cover and binding to be recycled. Or donate to local book exchange, charities, schools, churches, etc. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of charitable organizations.

Plastics

NO PLASTIC BAGS, please. Recycle at local retail stores

Plastic bottles (#1 and # 2, narrow-neck only).  Recycle through City of Petersburg’s curbside recycling collection program or at one of the drop-off recycling centers.

Can I recycle a motor oil bottle with a #2 on the bottom?

No. Motor oil residue has become one of the biggest contaminants for our plastics markets. The residue seeps into the porous plastic and cannot be removed through the washing process. Of course you should never try to rinse or wash a motor oil bottle yourself since motor oil down the sink or storm drain causes a much larger environmental crisis than a plastic bottle in the trash.

Save those containers to pour used motor-oil back in to for return to your local automotive parts store.

 

No other plastic items are accepted.

Propane Tanks

The City of Petersburg does not offer recycling program for propane tanks.

Tires

Used Tires. Return to retail location where new tires are purchased or you can recycle at Tri-City Landfill . Please call Tri-City Landfill staff directly as they charge a fee to recycle tires.

Yard and Vegetative

Christmas Trees. Tri City Regional Landfill & Disposal facility will take for limited time for free. Please call Tri-City Landfill staff directly for seasonal time periods for this free disposal of tree. Otherwise, set tree at curb by trash cart as part of 10 cubic yards of bulky waste limit.

Yard Waste (brush). Yard waste such as limbs and brush will be collected with your regular trash. Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Guidelines, download here

Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings). Compost at home or set-out with regular trash.  Prunings, grass clipping, weeds , brush, and general yard and garden wastes must be bagged and securely tied together to be collected with weekly residential trash collection. Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Guidelines, download here

 

Other Options

For additional options, please consider the following resources:

  • Earth 911: national online database of recycling and waste reduction resources organized by zip code
  • 1-800-Got-Junk?: national company that loads and hauls away unwanted items to recycling or waste facilities for a flat fee (check the telephone directory for similar waste hauling companies)
  • Junk King of Central Virginia: local company that provides turnkey junk removal services to residential and business customers in great Richmond region. They recycle at least 60 % or more of everything they pick up.
  • Car donations. See telephone directory or search online for addresses and phone numbers of local charitable organizations that accept car donations.