Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA


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Richmond, the capital of Virginia, has something for everyone, including recycling. Richmond residents are getting an upgrade to their recycling service this summer. Starting early July through the end of August, residents will receive a new recycling roll cart to make recycling easier and to be able to recycle more. During the rollout, visit RichmondRecycles.com for everything you need to know about the new service guidelines.

Richmond

Recycling Perks, The Program


The City of Richmond is not only the capital of Virginia but it’s the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area. And for good reason! Richmond has something for each of its residents and for its visitors!

Richmond is part of the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority so Richmond residents can find much-needed waste and recycling information on the CVWMA-Richmond page. Recycling in Richmond is every other week and you can look up your collection day and week right here. 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.

Recycling carts are GREEN with a BLUE LID.

Are You A Business Owner?

Recycling Perks welcomes Richmond 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.

[acceptableRecyclables] => Richmond residents can put the following items in their recycling containers: cardboard, glass bottles and jars, mixed paper, plastic bottles containers #1 and #7, plastic lids and caps (rinsed and free of food residue and placed back on bottle or waxy carton, not loose), waxy cartons (such as milk, juice and egg substitutes), steel and aluminum cans. Information about household hazardous waste, electronics recycling, and battery recycling can be found on CVWMA’s website (http://cvwma.com/cvwma-locations/richmond/). Remember that plastic bags, Styrofoam, and food contaminated pizza boxes are not accepted.

Find details at: http://cvwma.com/programs/curbside-recycling/what-to-recycle/

KNOW WHAT IS RECYCLABLE IN YOUR CITY


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

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