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Household Hazardous Waste

February 25, 2014 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

Most people have household hazardous wastes in their homes: in basements and garages, under kitchen and bathroom sinks, and in toolsheds. Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste. Examples include: Automotive fluids (antifreeze and motor oil) Category 1 liquids (oil based paints, solvents, thinners, stains, gasoline) etc. Pesticides and herbicides The CVWMA Recycling Wizard is an easy tool to... Read More

Green Holiday Guide

August 23, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25%. Much of that excess packaging, paper and food ends up in a landfill. Modifying your choices to create less waste can be easier than you think. Here are some ideas for the holidays — and all year long! Recycle right Keep holiday light strands and tinsel out of the recycling container. Reuse boxes as long as possible.... Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

August 23, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

The average person makes approximately 5 pounds of trash a day. This trash, or solid waste, has to go somewhere and the Solid Waste Management Hierarchy was developed to rank waste management strategies on their environmental impact. The top of the pyramid shows the most preferred methods of waste management, the bottom half show the least preferred—or those with the largest environmental impact. You can make small changes to your... Read More

Special Event Recycling (Single day)

August 7, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

Every year, there are numerous fairs and festivals coordinated by area organizations, businesses and schools. If you have large events, multiple day events or many events over the course of a season or throughout the year, you will need to contact a local company to discuss your recycling options or consider purchasing event recycling containers of your own. Accepted Items include: Aluminum cans Plastic bottles and solo cups If your event... Read More

Christmas Tree Recycling 2021-22

August 7, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

CVWMA encourages residents throughout Central Virginia to recycle their real Christmas trees, if possible. Christmas tree recycling programs offered by our member localities are yet another way to go green for the holidays. Recycled trees are ground into a mulch product. Be sure to remove all decorations, lights, tinsel and ornaments from the tree. Use of each site/option is restricted to residents of the sponsoring city or county.  ASHLAND Set... Read More

Litter Prevention

August 7, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

Litter is the result of too little attention to how waste is handled — the careless and casual handling of waste creates litter. Knowing more about the causes of litter and where it comes from is a good place to start in addressing litter prevention. One person, one business, one organization can positively affect the behavior of others in their community. No matter where litter starts, it moves. From streets... Read More

Business Recycling Resources

August 7, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

The CVWMA does not provide recycling service to businesses, offices, and churches, however, we know how important it is to have recycling available outside the home so we have put together some information to help you get a local recycling program started anywhere. To coordinate recycling service for your commercial needs, we suggest that you contact one of the vendors listed below or a private company listed in your local... Read More

School and University Recycling Resources

August 7, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

The CVWMA does not provide recycling service to schools and universities, however, we know how important it is to have recycling available outside the home so we have put together some information to help you get a recycling program started anywhere. Local contactors that provide School Recycling services.  There is a cost. TFC Recycling Offer Office Paper, Cardboard and Commerical/Multi-Family Recycling services as well as School recycling. 12206 Old Stage Road,... Read More

Crayon Recycling Program

July 30, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

Crayon Recycling Program This “recycling” education, community service has made it possible to stop more than 90,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills with the help from schools, organization educators and kids across this country. To find out more, click the link below: Crayola ColorCycle Keep markers out of landfills. Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting... Read More