Recycling Steward Patch Program

July 23, 2014 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

Kids and teens in the CVWMA service area are eligible to earn the Recycling Steward Patch. It looks great on jackets, backpacks and sashes! Here’s how to earn it: Watch the CVWMA video, “What Happens to Your Recyclables?” Plan and do an activity that promotes the 3 Rs: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. See suggestions below. Complete and submit the form below. Your patch will come in the mail! Activity suggestions Pack... Read More

Earth Day

August 7, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

The annual celebration of Earth Day on April 22 has inspired countless people to take action for the environment. You can, too! Helping the Earth is easier than you think. Small actions can result in big changes over time. Start by considering your impact on the environment. Reduce the amount of waste you generate. Use our Trash Tracker to tally your daily waste. Reuse items you might otherwise throw out,... Read More

America Recycles Day

July 30, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

America Recycles Day is a time to educate and empower one other to reduce waste and recycle right. Since 1990, Central Virginia has recycled more than 14 million tons at homes, workplaces and schools. Let’s keep it up by: Rethinking what we buy, use and throw away. Shopping for goods made from recycled materials. Participating in the recycling programs available in our communities. Spread the word with CVWMA’s social media... Read More


July 30, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

Less Waste is Good for the Planet. Let’s do our part! Fun Stuff Earn the Recycling Steward Patch Videos What Happens To Our Recycling? Recycle Right! Don’t Be This Guy “Foam Free” Music Video Games Recycle Roundup (NatGeo Kids) Recycle City (U.S. EPA) The Planet Protectors (U.S. EPA) English and Spanish Arts and Crafts Recycled Art Projects – All the projects featured on this site use recyclable, reusable household materials... Read More