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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

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

Keep Propane Tanks Out of Household Recycling and Trash

August 4, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

A CVWMA member locality recently reported that a 20-pound propane tank had been placed in one of the locality’s drop-off recycling containers. This presented a serious safety hazard for anyone who was near the site. Propane is highly flammable, and any gas left inside a tank could cause a fire or explosion. Never throw propane tanks in your household trash or recycling. Don’t do it, even if you know they’re... 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

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

June 15, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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