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


Rinse, wash, reuse

If you are like us then you have acquired quite the random collection of reusable bags from cotton, to linen, canvas and possibly even ones made from reusable plastic bottles. It’s great to have a bunch, it ensures that you won’t ever be caught juggling leaving the grocery store. But, we have a question for you, did you ever think about the number of bacteria that could be lingering on your bags? Gross! Check out some tips below for cleaning those bags. 

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Reusable Bags Like You Have Never Seen Them Before

We all talk about the importance of bringing reusable bags to the grocery store and the many design options but have you heard about the many uses of reusable bags? They can be used for more than just grocery runs in their traditional form…..but thanks to a lot of awesome people out there they are not just offered in their traditional form anymore! Check out 5 “new age” reusable bags.

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Reusable bags will save the world

Do you often wonder what more you can do to make a difference for our fight for a sustainable planet? Well, our opinion is that there are two simple things you can do to make a big impact. First, one is trying to live by the 6 Rs and the second is to show others you care. There are so many ways that these two world-changing goals can be accomplished and if you have more ideas, please share them with us! 

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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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