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Waste Reduction News

Welcome to our March 2014 Newsletter

March Winds and Recycling

Help us prevent wind-blown litter and keep your neighborhood clean! Check out these tips for securing bins on windy days.
  • Place heavier items on top (like glass bottles and jars) or bagged newspapers to keep lighter plastics and mixed paper from blowing.
  • In case of severe wind gusts, avoid putting bins out if they are less than half full and you do not have heavy items to place on top of lighter ones.
If you would like to volunteer to pick up litter or "adopt" an area, please visit our Litter Prevention webpage to find out more information on how you can help prevent litter where you live.

Do YOU know what a MRF is?

Do you know what a MRF (pronounced "murf") is? It is a Material Recovery Facility. TFC Recycling, one of our curbside recycling contractors, has a MRF located in Chester, VA.

Check out our Journey Through the MRF video on YouTube for a virtual field trip.and see firsthand the sorting and baling process the collected recyclables go through once they are picked up at the curb.

 Electronics Recycling
 

Please visit our Event Calendar to find out more information on e-cycling opportunities where you live.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

What is household hazardous waste (chemicals) or HHW? Most people unknowlingly have a number of hazardous wastes(chemicals) 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.

Central Virginia Waste Management Authority

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Location:
2100 W. Laburnum
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23227
 
Office Phone:
804-359-8413

Recycling Information:
804-340-0900

Trash Collection Information:
804-425-0500
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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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