Author Archives for Julie Buchanan

Why We Must Properly Dispose of Batteries

July 14, 2022 1:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Why We Must Properly Dispose of Batteries A truck operated by a CVWMA contractor recently caught fire. The culprit? Lithium-ion batteries someone threw in their household trash. Fortunately, the driver acted quickly, and no one was hurt. Many batteries are serious fire hazards in waste and recycling streams. When crushed, they can spark or explode, leading to fires inside truck bodies or in recycling facilities. Never place a battery in residential or drop-off recycling containers. Metals in... Read More

Fourth of July Holiday 2022 To Delay CVWMA Collections By A Day

June 30, 2022 11:34 am Published by Comments Off on Fourth of July Holiday 2022 To Delay CVWMA Collections By A Day For information, contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com or 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — All CVWMA collections next week will be delayed by one day because of the Fourth of July holiday. There will be no collections on Monday, July 4. Trash pickup in Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg will slide to the following day. Blue Week recycling collections also will slide to the following day. Collections normally scheduled... Read More

CVWMA Trash and Recycling Collections on Regular Schedule June 20-24, 2022

June 15, 2022 4:01 pm Published by Comments Off on CVWMA Trash and Recycling Collections on Regular Schedule June 20-24, 2022 For information, contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com, 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — Curbside recycling and trash collections through Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will occur as scheduled during the week of the observed Juneteenth holiday, June 20-24, 2022. Blue Week recyclers should have containers out by 7 a.m. on their regular collection day. Residents of Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg should have trash carts out by 7 a.m.... Read More

Memorial Day 2022 Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule

May 24, 2022 6:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Memorial Day 2022 Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule For information contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com, 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — All CVWMA collections next week will be delayed by a day in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no collection on the holiday, Monday, May 30. Trash pickup in Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg will slide to the following day. Red Week recycling collections also will slide to the following day. This means collections normally scheduled for Friday... Read More

Recycling Bin Orders: April Update

April 25, 2022 2:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Recycling Bin Orders: April Update Due to supply chain delays, the delivery time for recycling bins ordered in April and May 2022 is now between 8 and 10 weeks. Bins have been on backorder for several months. CVWMA’s contractor is delivering bins as they become available. In the meantime, customers may use a container of their choosing at the curb. The 24-gallon bins (pictured below) are available to CVWMA curbside recyclers in Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover... Read More

Recycling Heroes: New Kent County Lions Club

March 16, 2022 2:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Recycling Heroes: New Kent County Lions Club The New Kent County Lions Club is working to turn trash into something the entire community can treasure. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, club members set up in parking lots of New Kent retailers to collect plastic bags and packaging from passersby. They’ve become known as the “plastic people” for a good reason — they’re working to collect enough of the material to earn a bench through... Read More

Sign Up for CVWMA’s Monthly Newsletter

March 1, 2022 9:07 am Published by Comments Off on Sign Up for CVWMA’s Monthly Newsletter Waste Reduction News is CVWMA’s monthly e-newsletter. Sign up for tips to reduce your household waste and recycle right! We also feature an occasional article about what’s going on in the community. Sign up with the form below (or at right if viewing on desktop). View the newsletter archive. The newsletter is separate from recycling email notifications about your collection day.

Recycling Bins on Backorder

February 23, 2022 5:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Recycling Bins on Backorder CVWMA recycling bins ordered as of Jan. 10, 2022, are on backorder. Bins will not be available from the supplier until early April. Bins will be delivered as they become available. In the meantime, customers may use their own containers. The 24-gallon bins (pictured below) are available to CVWMA curbside recyclers in Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico counties. Use the web tool to place orders for bins or carts. There... Read More

CVWMA Trash and Recycling Collections Scheduled for Presidents Day

February 18, 2022 2:42 pm Published by Comments Off on CVWMA Trash and Recycling Collections Scheduled for Presidents Day CONTACT Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com, 804-612-0557 **FEB. 21 UPDATE: Red Monday recycling collections will begin Tuesday, Feb. 22.** RICHMOND, VA — The Presidents Day holiday will not affect trash or curbside recycling collections through the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority. Trash collection in Ashland and Hopewell is on schedule for Monday, Feb. 21. Blue Friday curbside recycling will be collected on Saturday, Feb. 19, and Monday, Feb. 21.... Read More

CVWMA Curbside Recycling Collections Return to Regular Schedule

February 4, 2022 3:17 pm Published by Comments Off on CVWMA Curbside Recycling Collections Return to Regular Schedule This news release is from February 2022 and contains dated information. RICHMOND — CVWMA is pleased to inform customers that curbside recycling collections return to regular schedule Monday, Feb. 7. The schedule will be as follows: Red Monday: Feb. 7 Red Tuesday: Feb. 8 Red Wednesday: Feb. 9 Red Thursday: Feb. 10 Red Friday: Feb. 11 Blue Monday: Feb. 14 Blue Tuesday: Feb. 15 Blue Wednesday: Feb. 16 Blue Thursday:... Read More