Regional Recycling Rate

CVWMA compiles the annual regional recycling rate and submits a report to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

State law requires that the region recycle at least 25% of its waste each year.

The regional recycling rate for CVWMA’s service area has consistently remained above 55%, thanks to the efforts of residents and businesses who choose to recycle.

Click the links below for details about each year’s rate.

Calendar YearRegional Recycling Rate
202157.9%
202058.1%
201959.1%
201858.7%
201759.0%
201658.9%
201558.8%
201457.7%
201358.4%
201257.4%
201156.6%
201055.5%

Media coverage

Central Virginia Waste Management Authority recycling rate topped 58% in 2020 (NBC12, Dec. 29, 2021)

Virginians are recycling more of their trash (Capital News Service, Nov. 12, 2019)

 

For questions about the CVWMA regional recycling rate, contact Reggie Thompson at rthompson@cvwma.com or 804-612-0556.