Each November, we celebrate America Recycles Day, a time to educate and empower Americans to recycle more, better, not just one one day, but every day. This national program of Keep America Beautiful is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Held on November 15, America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, to reuse as much as possible, repurpose items, and where and how to properly recycle.
Make a pledge to reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle. We all can make a difference.
Make a Pledge to Recycle (Right) with CVWMA.
We want to help. Recycle accepted items only. When in doubt, find out, or leave out of recycling containers. Learn more about what items can be recycled in our signature residential recycling and drop-off recycling programs below as recycling programs vary:
CVWMA Residential Recycling Programs
CVWMA Drop-off Recycling Programs
CVWMA Recycling Wizard
November Recycling Collection Events
- Celebrate America Recycles Day by recycling right with CVWMA. Enter our contest. Take the CVWMA Recycling Quiz. You might be the winner!
- Check out our Journey to the MRF video in Chester, VA to see what happens to recyclables once you put them out for recycling or take them to a convenient drop-off recycling location.
- Enjoy our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Jonathan Austin educational MP4 videos. We made them in partnership with all 13 of our member localities.
- Follow CVWMA on Pinterest.
CVWMA wants to take the time to thank YOU, the every day recyclers through CVWMA residential and drop-off recycling programs. Over 36,000 tons of recyclables have been recycled by residential recyclers and over 5,000 tons at drop-off locations during fiscal year 2020. That’s a lot of paper, cartons, cardboard, bottles, and cans! Together we’re making great things happen in our region. CVWMA staff compile Monthly Program Statistics to show how much is being recycled where you live.
Keep America Beautiful: America Recycles Day Resources
Recycling and Energy Facts ( download infographic )
ARD Go To Guide (pdf. download)
Tale of Two Landfills Infographic (Keep America Beautiful, download pdf. )
Recycling Partnership and Communities for Recycling Resources
US EPA America Recycles Day Resources
Recycling: Myths versus Fact (US edition)
CVWMA, Carton Council and America Recycles Day
“On America Recycles Day and every day, we hope that the public will rethink waste and reduce, reuse, recycle. Carton recycling is important to Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA). Food and beverage cartons are accepted in our residential (curbside) recycling and drop-off recycling programs. As a sustainable packaging option, CVWMA does not want to see cartons end up in a landfill. We ask that cartons be emptied, rinsed and the plastic cap placed back on to recycle right. Recycled cartons can be made into new products such as paper towels, tissue, paper, toilet paper, and even ceiling tiles. Spread the word #recycleyourcartons!”
Carton Council Celebrates 10 Years of Progress and Looks Forward to 2025
CVWMA is proud to be included on the list of carton recycling champion communities with the Carton Council. Carton recycling is important to CVWMA.