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Batteries Power Modern Life. Know How to Manage Their End of Life.

February 17, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Batteries are such a part of our lives that they have their own day on the calendar. February 18 is National Battery Day. Each U.S. household contains an average of 8.4 devices that run on rechargeable batteries. Perhaps the most popular is the lithium-ion battery found in our smartphones, laptops, tablets, toys and other devices. Lithium-ion batteries store a large amount of energy in a small space. When these batteries... 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

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 24, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town, Not a bit of recycling was left on the ground; The carts were lined up at every curbside, In hopes that a green truck soon would arrive; The Amazon boxes lay flat in the bins, While plastic bottles and cans were rinsed clean for the win; And mamma in her yoga pants, and I in my sweats, Had just settled... 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.  

Cans for Cristo Rey

November 30, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Cans collected by members of Christ the King Lutheran Church are hauled in a trailer to a scrap metal facility. Aluminum cans are one of the most valuable household recyclables. They can be recycled over and over again without losing quality. That’s why members of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Chesterfield County are saving up their cans. More cans means more money for children they’re helping in El Salvador.... Read More

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

Celebrate America Recycles Day with CVMWA and Hardywood

November 9, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

RICHMOND, VA — FACT: An aluminum can recycled today is back on shelves as a new can within 60 days. FACT: Recycling a single can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours. ONE MORE FACT: Aluminum is endlessly recyclable. These are the marvels worth celebrating on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. It’s a time for educating and empowering each other to recycle more and recycle right. Central... Read More