Programs and Resources
in Richmond

Residential Recycling Quick Links

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Blue Week Collections on Regular Schedule

Blue Week recycling collections are on regular schedule. Please have containers out by 7 a.m. on your collection day. If you don’t know your day, look it up on the customer app.

Richmond

CVWMA Programs

The City of Richmond participates in following CVWMA programs:

Residential Recycling

Drop-off Recycling 

Electronics Recycling

Appliances and Scrap Metal Recycling and White Goods Freon Recovery

Battery and Cell Phone Recycling

*Paints, Auto Fluids and Chemicals (Household Hazardous Waste)  (* Limit: 20 gallons a month per resident)

Yard and Vegetative Waste

 

County/City Programs

The City of Richmond Department of Public Works offers these programs:

Adopt a Spot/Street

Event Recycling

Illegal Signs

Leaf Collection Services

Neighborhood Volunteer Cleanups

Residential Trash Collection

Bulk & Brush Collection Program. Please call the Customer Care at 3-1-1 (or (804) 646-7000)

School Recycling (contract with TFC Recycling) Clean City Commission (804) 646-8325

Check out the DPW Service Finder App: Enter your address to find services or visit the Department of Public Works website. 

 

 

Resources

Resources provided to residents by the City of Richmond:

Department of Public Works  (804)646-0999

City of Richmond Clean City Commission (804)646-8325

Litter Prevention Program

Oyster Shell Recycling Program ( Robin Hood Road drop-off location has 2 containers)

Check out the DPW Service Finder App: Enter your address to find services or visit the Department of Public Works website. 

Curbside Recycling

When is my recycling collection day?

Is service available at my address? You can do an address search here.

The City of Richmond Department of Public Works provides one 95 gallon green recycling cart with a blue lid to each eligible household within the city limits that has city trash collection. Residents can no longer contact CVWMA for a green 24 gallon bin.

Residential recycling is collected in the same location as where city trash collection is collected. Collection is every other week where your city trash collection is picked up. There is a small fee for recycling that appears on the water bill.   If you would like to sign up for this program, please visit the CVWMA homepage or contact the CVWMA at (804)340-0900 for customer service assistance.

Visit Richmond Recycles for more information.

Recycle Right with CVWMA!

ACCEPTED ITEMS: Cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles, tubs and containers (Empty, rinse and replace plastic cap to recycle), food and beverage cartons (empty, rinse, replace 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.

Download 2021 CVWMA Recycling Collection Schedule

Please note that effective 8/14/17, the following procedures are now in place for residential recycling carts:

  • If new resident and no cart at residence, call CVWMA at (804) 340-0900 as CVWMA staff will have to verify new occupancy with the City and get approval to deliver a recycling cart. This process could take a couple of weeks.
  • If a resident’s recycling cart has been lost or stolen, resident will need to pay for a replacement. There is a $65 charge to replace the cart. Resident can purchase online or call CVWMA at (804) 340-0900 to assist with payment over the phone.
  • If recycling cart has been damaged, resident needs to contact CVWMA at (804)340-0900.

 

Drop Off Recycling Collection Sites

The City maintains four Drop-off Recycling Collection sites that allow residents to recycle right. Instructional decals show what items are accepted and what items are not accepted.

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

Avoid the Oops!  NOT ACCEPTED: Leave these out of drop-off recycling containers: 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.

No speciality recyclables collected at these sites.

Robin Hood Rd

  • 1710 Robin Hood Rd (Robin Hood Rd and N. Arthur Ashe Blvd- across from Arthur Ashe Center) * This site will be open Monday- Sunday, 7 am – 6 pm. City staff will lock gates at 6 pm each evening and unlock gates at 7 am each day.

Southside Transfer Station,

  • 3506 N. Hopkins Rd.

Stratford Hills Shopping Center,

  • 6788 Forest Hill Ave

*East Richmond Road Convenience Center

  • 3800 East Richmond Rd. (Check with City for hours as they change.) Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat, Sunday – Closed.

*This site also takes specialty items for recycling. Refer to Recycling Wizard for these items.

Check out the DPW Service Finder App: Enter your address to find services or visit the Department of Public Works website. 

Solid Waste Collection Sites

Southside Transfer Station, 3506 N. Hopkins Rd

East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Rd. (Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat, Sunday – Closed.)

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