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Welcome to our April 2017 Newsletter

What are YOU doing for Earth Day?

All across central Virginia, cities and counties are planning events to help the environment this spring. With the 47th Annual Celebration of Earth Day and warmer temperatures right around the corner, these events provide great opportunities for citizens to get out and enjoy the community and learn ways to help the environment.
For Earth Day educational resources as well as a listing of events in our region, click here.

Special Collection Recycling Events Planned for April and May

CVWMA has several electronics recycling collection events scheduled for April and May. Visit our Event Calendar for more information about locations, accepted items, *fees (if applicable), and directions. Some of our member localities are offering additional collections such as document shredding and tire amnesty to coincide with e-cycling events. (*Fees. There is a fee for recycling CRTs- televisions and monitors. CRTs require special handling due to the leaded glass and mercury they contain.) Cash or check accepted for fee payment.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 29

The US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control has scheduled Saturday, April 29 from 10 am to 2 pm for the spring National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. These events offer citizens a safe, convenient, and responsible way to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs through local law enforcement. Click here to find an event where you live.

Spring Cleaning?

Spring is a good time to clean out and dispose of unused items. Most people unknowingly have a number of household hazardous wastes (chemicals) (HHW) stored in their homes: in basements and garages, under the kitchen and bathroom sinks, and in tool sheds. Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household chemicals (HHW)".

DO NOT pour HHW into sinks or toilets, down storm drains or on the ground. These chemicals can end up in local waterways and drinking water.

The CVWMA Recycling Wizard is an easy tool to use when seeking out places in your locality to properly dispose of hazardous chemicals in your home such as oil based paints, stains, antifreeze, degreasers, fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

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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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