CVWMA Programs

The City of  Petersburg participates in the following CVWMA programs:

Curbside Recycling  

Drop-Off Recycling

Electronics Recycling

Residential Trash Collection Services


County/City Programs

The City provides the following programs to city residents:

Citywide Cleanup Days

Leaf Collection Services

School Recycling (this service is provided through Meridian Waste, contact them directly)


The City provides the following resources for city residents:

Meridian Waste Services  provides residential  trash collection and curbside recycling collection for city residents, businesses and Old Towne area.

Department of Public Works, (804)733-2415

Keep Petersburg Beautiful Committee

Adopt-a- Spot or Street Program

Appomattox Soil and Water Conservation District

Stormwater Utility Program

Special Event Recycling  (contact Meridian Waste Services directly)

Curbside Recycling

When is my recycling collection day?

Is service available at my address? You can do an address search here. Curbside Recycling is every other week on Tuesdays. (Please note that the Old Towne area has weekly curbside recycling collection on Tuesdays.) Check your recycling collection schedule to see which color week your is your recycling collection week. The city provides each eligible household with one 96-gallon green recycling cart.

Click here for what to recycle and what to leave out of recycling containers

Recycle Right with CVWMA!

ACCEPTED ITEMS: Cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum and steel cans, kitchen, laundry, and bath plastic bottles, tubs and containers (Empty, rinse and replace plastic cap to recycle), food and beverage cartons (empty, rinse, reattach plastic cap to recycle) and glass bottles and jars (no metal lids, please).

Avoid the Oops!  NOT ACCEPTED: Leave these out of your recycling container: Plastic bags, plastic bagged recyclables, any Styrofoam (carryout or packing materials), food contaminated such as pizza boxes, no sheets or balls of aluminum foil, no shredded paper, no tanglers, hoses, cords, big items such as wood, plastic, furniture or metal.

Recycle plastic bags at local grocery/retail stores. Click here to find a store near you to recycle them atMany stores work with Trex in Winchester, VA.

Recycle foam packing peanuts  – click link.

Recycling Collection Schedule

Drop Off Recycling Collection Sites

Drop-off Location Closed

Effective June 14, 2022, the recycling drop-off at South Crater Square Shopping Center is closed.



Solid Waste Collection Sites

Check with Tri-City Regional Landfill, 390 Industrial (located off Puddleduck Rd.) for what can be recycled and the fees for disposal.


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