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Welcome to our July 2016 Newsletter

Additional Plastics, Cartons Added to CVWMA's Residential & Drop-off Recycling Programs 7/1

Recyclers throughout the CVWMA service area can now recycle more than the #1 and #2 narrow neck plastic bottles. Starting July 1, CVWMA is pleased to announce that additional plastic #1- #7 bottles and containers, caps and lids ( all free of food residue) and waxy milk and juice cartons will now be accepted for recycling in both of the Authority's signature programs - residential recycling and drop-off recycling.  
Recyclers in the region have been asking for years to be able to recycle more items and now with advancements of technology and new markets - additional items will be accepted and recycled. For more information, click here.

Hanover County Expands Residential Recycling Program

Starting July 1, Hanover County will add almost 200 homes to its Residential Recycling (formerly Curbside Recycling) Program in three subdivisions including Ashland Park, Providence, and additional homes in Rutland. Residents of these neighborhoods can find out more about the program, and how to start recycling by calling the Recycling Hotline at (804) 340-0900.

Fourth of July Holiday to Delay Collections

There will be no residential recycling or trash collections on the Fourth of July ( Mon, July 4).  RED WEEK recyclers in Ashland, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico,  and cities of Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond will have a one day delay in collection due to the holiday. Collections the week of July 4 will take place on the day following your normal collection day through Saturday.

Trash collections the week of July 4 in Ashland, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg will occur on the day following your normal collection day  through Saturday.

CVWMA's Regional Recycling Rate 58.8%

Thanks to the efforts and commitment to recycling by central Virginia citizens and businesses the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) has notified CVWMA that its regional recycling rate has once again exceeded 55 percent. This means an estimated 58.8% of the waste generated in the region (or 500,187 tons) for Calendar Year (CY) 2015 was recycled and kept out of local landfills. That's alot of recycling!  Read complete Press Release here.

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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.

Mission: Fostering regional collaboration to provide planning, resources, and education in order to reduce, reuse, recycle and manage solid waste for our 13 jurisdictions.
Vision: To being the recognized leader in regionally sustainable waste management practices that protect the environment.


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