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Welcome to our August 2015 Newsletter

CVWMA Program Highlights

CVWMA is pleased to share some program highlights with you that include:

Residential Recycling - Over 35,000 tons of recyclables have been diverted from local landfills this past fiscal year through this recycling program.  The City of Hopewell has recycled 820 tons since its Curbside Recycling program started a year ago! The City of Petersburg met its goal of recycling 2,000 tons this fiscal year, and over 30,000 new 95 gallon green recycling carts with a blue have been delivered to eligible households within city limits of Richmond, VA. Cart deliveries will run through Labor Day at this time.

Drop-off Recycling - Over 6,700 tons of recyclables have been recycled through CVWMA drop-off recycling collection sites. Henrico County reopened its drop-off site at Fire Station # 7 and opened the Shane Road Recycling Center.

Electronics Recycling - CVWMA member localities hosted 16 collection events this past year and recycled 185 tons of unwanted electronic waste. Goochland County added a permanent e-waste collection trailer at their Central Convenience Center.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) - Over 9,500 gallons of Category 1 items were recycled this past fiscal year at collection sites. In addition, Hanover County held two HHW collection events and Prince George County hosted one collection event.

Thank you for disposing of waste properly so that items can be recycled instead of landfilled.


Electronics Recycling & Doc. Shredding

Goochland County is offering a special electronics collection event that includes document shredding on Saturday, August 8 for county residents. For more information, times, and location, click here.  For other electronic recycling resources, click here.

CVWMA Recycling Education is Cross-Curricular

CVWMA wants to help you recycle better and learn why it is important. CVWMA staff offer free recycling education program to schools, scouts, libraries, and other groups that live within our 13 member localities.
 CVWMA staff have worked with two area experts to align our recycling education programs to the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). Click here for cross-curricular SOL information as well as requesting a speaker.

In addition, CVWMA offers Educational Resource Page, Teacher Resources Page, as well as, educational resources on our Pinterest page.

CVWMA Celebrating 25 Years


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Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) is a public service authority that implements solid waste management and recycling programs for 13 local governments.

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