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Thanksgiving Holiday to Delay Some CVWMA Collections

November 18, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, 804-612-0557 or jbuchanan@cvwma.com RICHMOND, VA — There will be no CVWMA recycling or trash collection on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. Blue Thursday recycling will be collected on Friday, Nov. 25. Blue Friday recycling will be collected on Saturday, Nov. 26. In Petersburg, Thursday and Friday trash collection will move to the following day. View CVWMA’s full 2022 holiday collection calendar at cvwma.com/programs/2022-holiday-collection-calendar/ # # #

Learn, Act and Share on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15

November 10, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

CONTACT: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com, 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority is proud to support America Recycles Day. Recognized annually on Nov. 15, the day is meant to encourage everyone to be mindful of their consumption habits, reduce waste and recycle properly. CVWMA is a governmental agency that coordinates recycling and solid waste management services in 13 localities. Each is a member of the... Read More

November 15: America Recycles Day

November 3, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

  CVWMA is proud to support America Recycles Day, a yearly initiative of Keep America Beautiful. You can support America Recycles Day, too! Take the pledge. It’s all about educating ourselves and encouraging each other to: Be mindful of what we consume. Reduce our waste. Reuse what we can. Recycle right. This year’s theme is focused on the economic impacts of recycling, the jobs it creates and the natural resources... Read More

This Henrico Church Ministry Wants Your Plastic Grocery Bags (and Unused Fabric)

September 1, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Deb Farlow, left, greets Dorcas Daughters members at the West End Assembly of God during a Thursday gathering. Would you believe that a cute and functional handbag could be made from . . . plastic bags? Yes, those plastic bags. The ones we’ve been collecting for ages in our kitchens and garages. The Dorcas Daughters ministry at the West End Assembly of God are repurposing these plastic bags into mats,... Read More

Labor Day 2022 to Delay CVWMA Collections

August 30, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

For information, contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com or 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — All CVWMA collections next week will be delayed by one day because of Labor Day. There will be no collections on Monday, Sept. 5. Trash pickup in Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg will move to the following day. Red Week recycling collections also will move to the following day. Collections normally scheduled for Friday will be on... Read More

Keep Propane Tanks Out of Household Recycling and Trash

August 4, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

A CVWMA member locality recently reported that a 20-pound propane tank had been placed in one of the locality’s drop-off recycling containers. This presented a serious safety hazard for anyone who was near the site. Propane is highly flammable, and any gas left inside a tank could cause a fire or explosion. Never throw propane tanks in your household trash or recycling. Don’t do it, even if you know they’re... Read More

Sustainability at the Core of New Carts

July 14, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

School was out, but the parking lot of Colonial Heights High School was bustling in the final days of June. The lot served as the staging area for 8,000 new trash carts that were delivered to homes and businesses as part of a new contract for trash service in the city. While the gray carts with black lids may blend into the background, they are made from 40% recycled plastic... Read More

Why We Must Properly Dispose of Batteries

July 14, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

A truck operated by a CVWMA contractor recently caught fire. The culprit? Lithium-ion batteries someone threw in their household trash. Fortunately, the driver acted quickly, and no one was hurt. Most batteries should not be thrown in the trash. Never place a battery in residential or drop-off recycling containers. Batteries are serious fire hazards in waste and recycling streams. When crushed, they can spark or explode, leading to fires inside... Read More

Fourth of July Holiday 2022 To Delay CVWMA Collections By A Day

June 30, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

For information, contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com or 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — All CVWMA collections next week will be delayed by one day because of the Fourth of July holiday. There will be no collections on Monday, July 4. Trash pickup in Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg will slide to the following day. Blue Week recycling collections also will slide to the following day. Collections normally scheduled... Read More

CVWMA Trash and Recycling Collections on Regular Schedule June 20-24, 2022

June 15, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

For information, contact: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com, 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — Curbside recycling and trash collections through Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will occur as scheduled during the week of the observed Juneteenth holiday, June 20-24, 2022. Blue Week recyclers should have containers out by 7 a.m. on their regular collection day. Residents of Ashland, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg should have trash carts out by 7 a.m.... Read More