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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

Sign Up for CVWMA’s Monthly Newsletter

March 1, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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

CVWMA Announces Curbside Recycling Schedule

January 19, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

This information is from 2022. RICHMOND, VA — The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority is making changes to its curbside recycling collection schedule. Customers should note the following: Red Week collections will continue through Jan. 22. The next Red Week collection will be Feb. 7. Blue Week will begin Monday, Jan. 24, with Blue Monday and will continue until Blue Week collections are complete. Recycling collections in the City of... Read More

CVWMA Announces Temporary Changes to Recycling Collection Schedule

January 14, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Julie Buchanan, CVWMA Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com or 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority is announcing temporary changes to its curbside recycling collection schedule. The changes will help crews make up for recent collection delays across the region. The delays were caused by staffing shortages due to COVID-19. Nationwide, the omicron variant is disrupting normal operations across all service industries. Some Red... Read More

CVWMA Recycling Rate Topped 58% in 2020

December 28, 2021 | Published by Julie Buchanan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com, 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority’s reported 58.1% regional recycling rate for 2020 was formally accepted this week by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. This means an estimated 58.1% of the waste generated in CVWMA’s 13 member localities in calendar year 2020 was recycled and kept out of area landfills. A total of 600,426 tons was... Read More

Free Christmas Tree Recycling Available in Central Virginia

December 16, 2021 | Published by Julie Buchanan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com, 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — CVWMA’s member jurisdictions will offer Christmas tree recycling and disposal programs after the holidays. A list is available at cvwma.com/cvwma-education/christmas-tree-recycling-2021-22/. Programs are open only to residents of the sponsoring locality. All trees must be free of ornaments, lights, tinsel and hardware prior to dropoff. See special instructions for each facility. Most facilities will recycle the trees into... Read More

CVWMA Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

June 25, 2021 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

June 25, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Nancy Drumheller, Public Affairs Manager, (804)612-0557 or ndrumheller@cvwma.com  Congratulations CVWMA! Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Recipient Richmond, VA – Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement... Read More