Categories for Richmond

Recycling Knowledge Gets Put to the Test

May 21, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Glen Allen High School student Lydia Crouch had been curious about recycling for a while. When it came time to select a topic for her AP Research capstone project, she decided on recycling education and how one’s level of schooling might affect their knowledge of what can be recycled in a residential program. CVWMA was proud to partner with Crouch as she developed the questionnaire for the study. Following her... Read More

Tips for a Zero-Waste Cookout

May 21, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind. What’s a better way to unwind than a summer cookout? We know: A cookout with less waste. There’s less to clean up! Plus, there’s less cost in the long run. Here are some ways you can have a zero-waste cookout: Give guests a heads up. In your invitation, tell guests upfront you’re striving for a zero- or low-waste cookout. Encourage them... Read More

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

Beyond the Bin: Rethinking Waste Management in a Landfill-Limited City

February 9, 2024 | Published by Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall represents the City of Richmond on the CVWMA Board of Directors. This article was part of a series that appeared on RVAHub.  Did you know that recycling is the fifth most preferred option for materials management? There are several ways CVWMA encourages managing your potential waste before sending it to the recyclers. Here’s how you can help cut down on items filling up our landfills. Photo: City of... 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 www.cvwma.com/calendar. Residents are also encouraged to use recycling drop-off sites. More information about drop-off recycling... Read More

Less Waste, More Joy: How Richmonders Can Reduce Waste and Increase Recycling Rates Over the Holidays

December 14, 2023 | Published by Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall represents the City of Richmond on the CVWMA Board of Directors. This article was part of a series that appeared on RVAHub.  There’s more of everything over the holidays – more parties, more lights, more gifting, more time off school and work. But, the holidays also produce more of something else: trash … much more trash.  Did you know that our household waste increases by more than 25%... 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.  

Thanksgiving 2023 to Delay Some CVWMA Collections

November 20, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA — CVWMA collections are on regular schedule Monday through Wednesday this week. There will be no recycling or trash collection on Thursday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day. CVWMA collections normally scheduled for Thursday and Friday will slide to the following day, with Friday collections moving to Saturday. Residents are reminded to keep food waste and food-contaminated items out of recycling. Composting is an excellent alternative for... Read More