Categories for Goochland

What Do You Love About Recycling?

February 14, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

For Valentine’s Day, we asked our newsletter subscribers what they love about recycling. We received 116 responses. Here are some of our favorites: James, Colonial Heights: Peace of mind knowing less waste going into landfills, and material is being reused. Marcus, Henrico: I love that I get to reduce my carbon footprint, reduce my contribution to the landfill, reduce the amount of waste I produce, and I love that it... Read More

A Small Church With Much To Give

January 22, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

The Clothes Closet at Biltmore Baptist Church provides free clothing to those who need it. Gently used clothing can be placed in a box in the parking lot anytime of day or night. Biltmore Baptist Church in Glen Allen is diverting thousands of usable items from landfills through its mission to feed and clothe people in need. In 2023, the church Clothes Closet alone gave away an estimated 50,000 pounds of... Read More

Want To Go Plastic-Free? These Richmonders Published A Book To Help You.

January 22, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Jacob Sequeira and Kassidy Coleman of Richmond, Virginia, are A Better Impact. The married couple combines their creative talents to share their journey to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. They recently published their second book, “Pretty Much Plastic-Free.” It’s packed with hope for the future and realistic tips regular people can follow. CVWMA emailed A Better Impact some questions about the new project. Q: Why did you decide to focus on... Read More

Holidays to Delay CVWMA Collections By One Day

December 20, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

RICHMOND, VA — CVWMA recycling and trash collections will be delayed during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. There will be no collection on Monday, Dec. 25, or Monday, Jan. 1. All collections will slide to the following day, with Friday collections moving to Saturday both weeks. The 2024 CVWMA curbside recycling calendar is available at Residents are also encouraged to use recycling drop-off sites. More information about drop-off recycling... Read More

CVWMA Curbside Recycling Collection Calendar

December 6, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

en español Find your collection day Enter your address to find your day. Localities participating in CVWMA curbside recycling: Town of Ashland Colonial Heights Goochland* Hanover* Henrico Hopewell Petersburg Richmond *participating neighborhoods only Eligible households Single-family homes Apartments and condos in buildings of four or fewer units Recycle right! See the list of accepted materials.  

Labor Day 2023 To Delay CVWMA Collections By One Day

August 28, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

RICHMOND, VA — All CVWMA collections next week will be delayed by one day because of the Labor Day holiday. There will be no collections on Monday, Sept. 4. 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 occur on Saturday. To view holidays that will impact... Read More

We’re On a Roll! Recycling Carts Coming to 95,000 Homes

May 16, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

CVWMA Executive Director Kim Hynes speaks during the May 16 kickoff event for cart deliveries.  95-gallon wheeled containers are made from 35% post-consumer recycled plastic. RICHMOND, VA — The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) today joined officials from Henrico, Hanover and Goochland counties, and national partners to celebrate the first deliveries of new recycling carts to 95,000 households. Watch a recording of the event. The 95-gallon carts are being... Read More

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 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

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 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