Inclement Weather and CVWMA Collections

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    Winter brings cold weather that may disrupt residential   recycling collection or trash collection.  Service impacted by winter weather may begin late on the day affected,  may be postponed to the next regular collection day or may be cancelled altogether.


    Icy roads and heavy snow are causes for alterations in collection as CVWMA and the contractors, TFC Recycling, Container First Services, and County Waste, will not jeopardize lives or property (yours and ours) to collect recyclables or trash.


    If central Virginia receives snow and ice, call the Recycling Hotline (804)340-0900) or Trash Collection Hotline (804)425-0500 for information.  Customer service representatives or a recorded message will provide directions for residents.


    We will post any collections delays on a rolling ticker tape that will scroll across the CVWMA homepage. You may also visit our social media Facebook and Twitter pages or turn to your local government media for information regarding collection service where you live.


    In most cases, service will begin late on the scheduled day or be postponed to the next day (Friday collections will be made on Saturday). However, extremely adverse conditions may cause service to be cancelled.


    When service cannot be postponed and must be cancelled, residents are encouraged to keep recyclables until the next scheduled collection or take the materials to a CVWMA recycling drop-off center.  Locations are listed here.  Trash should be held until the next week’s collection.