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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

First Saturday Electronics Recycling

February 3, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

All residents of Central Virginia may participate in the first Saturday of the month e-cycling event hosted by Securis Inc.

First Saturday Electronics Recycling

January 6, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

All residents of Central Virginia may participate in the first Saturday of the month e-cycling event hosted by Securis Inc.

Less Waste, More Joy: How Richmonders Can Reduce Waste and Increase Recycling Rates Over the Holidays

December 14, 2023 | 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.  There’s more of everything over the holidays – more parties, more lights, more gifting, more time off school and work. But, the holidays also produce more of something else: trash … much more trash.  Did you know that our household waste increases by more than 25%... Read More

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

What Happens to Richmond’s Recycling? Debunking Myths on America Recycles Day

November 13, 2023 | 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.  The recycling process is regional, complex and evolving, sometimes making it hard for regular Richmond residents to confidently understand. Today, we’ll tackle some common questions and myths associated with our local recycling program. As a kid growing up in the 80s and 90s, I felt pretty... Read More

Richmond Recycles: What I’ve Learned as a CVWMA Board Member

October 6, 2023 | 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.  Have you ever wondered how your local recycling authority works, how it’s set up or why you can’t recycle certain materials? Well, consider today’s feature a CVWMA 101 course. I’ve always been down with the circular economy. I had to be. Growing up, my dad was... Read More

Free Christmas Tree Recycling Available in Central Virginia

December 16, 2021 | Published by Julie Buchanan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Julie Buchanan, Public Relations Coordinator, jbuchanan@cvwma.com, 804-612-0557 RICHMOND, VA — CVWMA’s member jurisdictions will offer Christmas tree recycling and disposal programs after the holidays. A list is available at cvwma.com/cvwma-education/christmas-tree-recycling-2021-22/. Programs are open only to residents of the sponsoring locality. All trees must be free of ornaments, lights, tinsel and hardware prior to dropoff. See special instructions for each facility. Most facilities will recycle the trees into... Read More