Tag Archive: recycling

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

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

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

Richmond E-Cycle Day

September 30, 2023 | Published by Julie Buchanan

The City of Richmond will host its E-Cycle Day Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1710 Robin Hood Road. The event is for City of Richmond residents only. Services available: document shredding (limit 5 boxes per resident), electronics recycling (some fees apply), household hazardous waste collection (pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paint). There will also be a giveaway of biodegradable leaf bags (10 per resident).