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Last Updated: 2020-06-26

RICHMOND IS ON A ROLL WITH RECYCLING

Plastic Makes Problems

Plastic bags or plastic bagged recyclables are not accepted at our local recycling drop-off containers. Plastic bags and plastic bagged recyclables cause problems at the sorting facility, raise disposal costs and are impacting residential recycling programs nationwide. We are asking local recyclers to not place them in their recycling containers and to recycle plastic bags at local grocery/retail stores.

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The numbers are in !   R e c y c l i n g   is   on   the   R I S E

Thanks Richmonders for rolling with us.   Keep up the good work !

                                    City of Richmond
  Month       2015       2016       2017       2018       2019       2020

January     

         -

    792.90

  1,036.20

  1,019.00

  1,018.03

     927.57

February

    490.65

    901.56

     776.44

     805.00

     776.22

     741.63

March

    680.00

    940.85

     912.60

     833.70

     765.98

     887.11

April

     620.00

     800.36

     839.23

     884.80

     902.04

     969.95

May

     550.31

     983.06

     996.59

     952.70

     869.91

     955.55

June

     639.06

     956.61

     902.48

     920.70

     808.56

     

July

     583.38

     796.34

     897.60

     957.00

     949.77

     

August

     781.82

  1,006.79

     963.38

     940.70

     767.68

  

September

     886.45

     854.72

     798.09

     829.50

     792.23

     

October

     846.60

     886.00

     921.01

     943.80

     855.54

     

November

     883.19

     908.70

     901.84

     890.90

     759.38

     

December

   1,014.38

     919.82

     878.40

     931.00

     956.27

     

Richmond Recycles Blue Super Can

RECYCLING PERKS

Because each cart is equipped with a radio frequency identification device (RFID) tag tracking mechanism, residents will be able to sign up for Recycling Perks. Those who utilize their recycling carts can receive up to $25 month of coupons and discounts at participating merchants. The program has three major advantages:

(1) promotes local merchants

(2) helps divert waste from landfills

(3) allows you to save money through discounts
      at participating merchants

Sign up for the program at recyclingperks.com


WHEN TO PUT OUT AND REMOVE YOUR CAN

City Ordinance, No. 2007-230-275 allows receptacles to be placed on City property or in the public right-of-way no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day prior to collection and requires the receptacles be removed by 7:00 a.m. the day after collection. The city of Richmond will issue warnings for refuse and recycling receptacles left in the public right of way outside of specified collection times. The trash and recycling receptacles used by Richmond residents and businesses will be subject to these warnings. The City's Department of Public Works will place yellow warning stickers on receptacles that must be removed. Leaving receptacles on public sidewalks, alleys, roads and other city property isn't just unsightly, it also creates unsafe conditions for pedestrians and vehicles. Please help keep these areas attractive and safe by removing your receptacles outside of the specified collection times.

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000

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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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