Curbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling returned to the regular service schedule as of Monday, Oct. 25. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority’s (CVWMA) website.

As of July 1, 2010, Chesterfield County offers a biweekly curbside recycling program to more than 94,000 homes. This program allows residents to recycle paper, cardboard, glass and plastic in a single container, while deferring waste from local landfills. To check your recycling day, visit the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) website.

Opt-In Program

If you live in a single-family home and wish to participate in the county’s curbside recycling program, you can opt-in by contacting CVWMA at 804-340-0900. CVWMA can also assist with purchasing a cart/bin or mailing free recycling stickers for containers you own.

Annual Fee

There is an annual fee of $41 (equals $3.42 per month) which is applied to each household that enrolls in the program. This fee will be included on the county’s real estate tax bill, with $20.50 charged in December and the other $20.50 charged in June each year. 

In the future, residents who decide to opt-out of the program may 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. Residents who opt out of the program are not required to pay the $41 fee. 

Learn More at the CVWMA!

Your recycling matters! CVWMA, in partnership with Recycling Partnership, created a guide to help you recycle right. Visit the CVWMA What to Recycle webpage for more information. 

Journey to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
Take a virtual tour of a material recovery facility (MRF, pronounced murf) on CVWMA's Journey to the MRF webpage, which includes a video about recycling in central Virginia. Follow the journey of items collected in local residential (curbside) and drop-off recycling (bins, carts, personal containers, roll-offs) through the MRF and eventually back into retail stores.