CVWMA, a cooperative government agency that coordinates recycling and waste management programs with thirteen area local governments, complies the annual 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.
|Recycling Rate||Calendar Year||Press Release|
|56.6 %||CY 2011||CY2011|
Regional Recycling Rate 2020 Presentation, April 16, 2021 (virtually). Submitted report to VA DEQ on April 30, 2021 as required. We are waiting for affirmation letter from them.
Media coverage over the years:
Virginians are recycling more of their trash (11/12/19 by Eric Everington, Capital News Service)
Regional Recycling Rate 2018 Presentation, April 19, 2019.
Virginia State Summary Report for CY 2015– Recycling Success Story- CVWMA
Virginia State Summary Report for CY 2014– Recycling Success Stories- City of Richmond
Guidance and Instructions:
Examples for reporting include:
|Paper includes recyclable white and mixed units such as cardboard, catalogs, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, paperboard, etc.|
|Metal includes aluminum, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, lead, scrap metal, steel, etc.|
|Plastic includes bags, bottles, films, packaging/strips, shrink wrap, etc.|
|Glass includes bottles and containers.|
|Yard Waste includes composted or mulched waste only.|
|Debris Waste includes brush, leaves, stumps, wood, etc.|
|Construction and Demolition Waste such as brick, concrete, glass, lumber, metal, paving material, pipes, sheetrock, wire, etc.|
|Electronics include cell phones, computers, monitors, stereo equipment, televisions, VCRs, etc.|
|Cloth/Textile include carpet, curtains, drapes, fabric, shoes, towels, etc.|
|Batteries such as alkaline, lead-acid, lithium, nickel cadmium (rechargeable), silver oxide (watches/hearing aids), etc.|
|Other materials may include recyclables such as ink/toner cartridges, pallets, restaurant grease, etc.|
- See table for volume to weight conversion information.
Questions? Please contact Reggie Thompson, Operations Analyst, CVWMA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804)612-0556.