Tag Archive: recycling

First Saturday Electronics Recycling

July 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.

First Saturday Electronics Recycling

June 1, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

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

Recycling Knowledge Gets Put to the Test

May 21, 2024 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Glen Allen High School student Lydia Crouch had been curious about recycling for a while. When it came time to select a topic for her AP Research capstone project, she decided on recycling education and how one’s level of schooling might affect their knowledge of what can be recycled in a residential program. CVWMA was proud to partner with Crouch as she developed the questionnaire for the study. Following her... Read More

Recycling Behind-the-Scenes: Audit Shows Materials Collected on Three Routes in a Single Day

March 7, 2024 | Published by Adam Girard

As the CVWMA Recycling Coordinator, part of my job is to keep up with what Central Virginians are throwing in their recycling carts. One way to do this is to observe occasional recycling audits at the material recovery facility (aka “the MRF”). This is the place where everything from your cart goes once it’s collected. On Feb. 23, 2024, I headed down to Chester, Virginia, to observe one of these... 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

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

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