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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

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

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 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 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

CVWMA Helps Launch U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, Driving a National Strategy to Achieve Circular Economy Goals

June 25, 2021 | Published by Nancy Drumheller

June 21, 2021 Contact: Nancy Drumheller, Public Affairs Manager, (804)612-0557 or ndrumheller@cvwma.com CVWMA Helps Launch U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, Driving a National Strategy to Achieve Circular Economy Goals Engaging Nearly 100 Organizations, The U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap Outlines Specific Actions and Responsibilities to Realize a Circular Economy for Plastics in America {Richmond, VA} –Today, Central Virginia Waste Management Authority helped launch The U.S. Plastics Pact’s (“U.S. Pact”) “Roadmap to 2025,” an aggressive national strategy... Read More