Colonial Heights, VA

Colonial Heights, VA


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Home to the Violet Bank Museum and Swift Creek Mill, Colonial Heights residents are big recyclers! Colonial Heights residents are mighty in their enthusiasm for recycling! They hold an annual Fool for Art Festival that covers everything from science to games and they recycle every other week.

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Recycling Perks, The Program


Colonial Heights is part of the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority so Colonial Heights residents can find much-needed waste and recycling information on the CVWMA-Colonial Heights page. Recycling in Colonial Heights is every other Friday. If you need a reminder emailed to you about recycling collection day, use the collection reminder tool found in your Recycling Perks My Account page.

Colonial Heights trash containers are red and recycling containers are green. The City has created a frequently asked questions pamphlet which you can view and download online by clicking here.

Recycling Perks welcomes Colonial Heights businesses to participate in the rewards program by offering a discount to local recyclers. The program is free for businesses to participate and more information can be found by clicking here.

KNOW WHAT IS RECYCLABLE IN YOUR CITY


Download this helpful guide to better understand the rules of recycling in Colonial Heights.

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Blog Entries


Understanding Microplastics

When plastic enters our world, it never really goes away. From the day it is manufactured, plastic crosses into a never-ending cycle, continuously re-entering our lives. Plastic slowly breaks down over time into increasingly tinier pieces called microplastics, no larger than a grain of rice (less than 5mm). They never truly go away. These plastic pieces can be found in many aspects of our lives, and are so prevalent that they are hard to avoid. 

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Stop the rain!

We just shared with you an article about how microplastics have been found to be falling with the rain in some areas. And it’s ok if it scares you, it scares us too–we’re all in this together.

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Can “just one” equal 7 billion?

We know numbers can be boring, but in the case of plastic, they can be staggering! Poly, our plastic friend, tried his best to help you conceptualize what the effect of “just one” can be.

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The plastic bas is already in the fish

Plastic bags can be harmful to our wildlife in multiple ways. The two biggest are becoming entangled in the plastic or mistaking the bags for food. You may ask why those silly animals are eating plastic.

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