As of July 1, 2010, Chesterfield County offers a biweekly curbside recycling program to more than 98,000 homes. This program allows residents to recycle paper, cardboard, glass and plastic in a single container, while deferring waste from local landfills. New single-family homeowners are automatically enrolled in the curbside recycling program unless your HOA has an agreement with a private hauler. To check your recycling day, visit the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) website.
There is an annual fee of $25 (equals $0.96 per pickup) which is applied to each household to support this program. This fee will be included on the county's real estate tax bill, with $12.50 charged in December and the other $12.50 charged in June each year. The fee will be for all single-family through quad-plex homes and is to be paid by the homeowner.
If you currently do not participate in the recycling program and would like to, please contact CVWMA at 804-340-0900, to purchase a bin or request free recycling stickers for containers you own.
This program offers an "opt-out" feature, which allows residents who do not want to participate in the program a way to stop receiving the curbside recycling service. Residents who opt out are not required to pay the $25 annual fee. To opt-out, call the Customer Service Center at 804-748-1297 or complete the Recycling Program opt-out form online. Alternately, residents can choose to opt-out and contract with private waste management companies for recycling services.