Categories for Colonial Heights

Central Virginia Recycled 57.9% of its Solid Waste in 2021

January 24, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

The residents and businesses of Central Virginia recycled 57.9% of their solid waste in 2021, according to data compiled by the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority. The regional recycling rate was the highest among the 17 agencies required to report on a yearly basis, according to the Virginia Annual Recycling Summary Report. The region recycled 699,618 tons in 2021. “We are proud to report that CVWMA’s member jurisdictions achieved the... Read More

Recycle Real Christmas Trees Throughout Central Virginia

December 29, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Contact: Julie Buchanan, 804-612-0557 or jbuchanan@cvwma.com RICHMOND, VA — Many CVWMA member jurisdictions are offering free Christmas tree recycling. A list is available at cvwma.com/cvwma-education/christmas-tree-recycling/. Programs are open only to residents of the sponsoring locality. All trees must be free of ornaments, lights, tinsel and hardware prior to drop off. See special instructions for each facility. Most will recycle the trees into mulch. Real Christmas trees can also be composted or... Read More

CVWMA Collections on Regular Schedule Through Holidays

December 21, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

RICHMOND, VA — Recycling and trash collections through Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will be on regular schedule through the holidays. There will be no holiday delays Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, or Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Customers should monitor CVWMA.com in case of inclement weather or other updates. The CVWMA web tool is available for customers to look up their collection days or report service issues. CVWMA serves the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and... Read More

Nature’s Free Mulch

December 8, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

By the time December rolls around, fall color is waning in Central Virginia. The leaves that bestowed on us the scenic patchwork of the season have fallen, prompting people to pull out the rakes and leaf blowers. We spend considerable time, money and energy removing leaves from our yards — in some cases, we’re sending them straight to the landfill. However, leaves are anything but waste. Virginia Cooperative Extension Master... Read More

Thanksgiving Holiday to Delay Some CVWMA Collections

November 18, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, 804-612-0557 or jbuchanan@cvwma.com RICHMOND, VA — There will be no CVWMA recycling or trash collection on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. Blue Thursday recycling will be collected on Friday, Nov. 25. Blue Friday recycling will be collected on Saturday, Nov. 26. In Petersburg, Thursday and Friday trash collection will move to the following day. View CVWMA’s full 2022 holiday collection calendar at cvwma.com/programs/2022-holiday-collection-calendar/ # # #

CVWMA Collections on Regular Schedule Nov. 7-11, 2022

November 4, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

For information, contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com or 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — Curbside recycling and trash collections through Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will occur as scheduled Nov. 7-11. There will be no delays because of Election Day or Veterans Day. 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... Read More

Labor Day 2022 to Delay CVWMA Collections

August 30, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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 Labor Day. There will be no collections on Monday, Sept. 5. Trash pickup in Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg will move to the following day. Red Week recycling collections also will move to the following day. Collections normally scheduled for Friday will be on... Read More

Sustainability at the Core of New Carts

July 14, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

School was out, but the parking lot of Colonial Heights High School was bustling in the final days of June. The lot served as the staging area for 8,000 new trash carts that were delivered to homes and businesses as part of a new contract for trash service in the city. While the gray carts with black lids may blend into the background, they are made from 40% recycled plastic... Read More

Why We Must Properly Dispose of Batteries

July 14, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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. Most batteries should not be thrown in the trash. Never place a battery in residential or drop-off recycling containers. Batteries are serious fire hazards in waste and recycling streams. When crushed, they can spark or explode, leading to fires inside... Read More

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

June 30, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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