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The 2023 Curbside Recycling Calendar is Here!

December 29, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

⇒Download the calendar CVWMA serves single-family homes and multi-family developments of four or fewer units with curbside recycling in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and parts of Goochland and Hanover. Click the Locations tab above for details about service in each locality. Look up your collection day or see if you’re eligible for service. For a list of what to recycle and what to keep out of... Read More

Recycle Real Christmas Trees Throughout Central Virginia

December 29, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Contact: Julie Buchanan, 804-612-0557 or RICHMOND, VA — Many CVWMA member jurisdictions are offering free Christmas tree recycling. A list is available at 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

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

This Henrico Church Ministry Wants Your Plastic Grocery Bags (and Unused Fabric)

September 1, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Deb Farlow, left, greets Dorcas Daughters members at the West End Assembly of God during a Thursday gathering. Would you believe that a cute and functional handbag could be made from . . . plastic bags? Yes, those plastic bags. The ones we’ve been collecting for ages in our kitchens and garages. The Dorcas Daughters ministry at the West End Assembly of God are repurposing these plastic bags into mats,... Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Special Scout Patch

September 28, 2013 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

The program is designed to teach Scouts that live within one of the CVWMA’s thirteen member jurisdictions the importance of being a “recycling steward” in their community.

Education and Outreach

September 25, 2013 | Published by SiteVision Support

CVWMA wants to help you recycle better! Visit our Education and Outreach page for tools to help you better care for our planet.