Recycling Carts to be delivered on August 10th

The rest of Randolph is schedule to receive their large recycling cart on August 10th. This carts will be dropped of in front of your house. They need to be moved to the alley to be picked up along side your trash cans. If you have elderly neighbors or vacant homes, please help move the recycling carts to the alleyway.

These carts being provided to residents as part of grant for a first-of-its-kind private/public recycling agreement with The Recycling Partnership, (formerly Curbside Value Partnership or CVP). Richmond is one of only four cities in the southeast to receive grant money. In addition to increasing the amount residents can recycle, the program will enable the City to provide alley collection in neighborhoods where trash is picked up in alleys. FACT SHEET

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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, and

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

To sign up click HERE

FAQ’s

Q: Will residents see an increase in fees to augment the cost of this program?
A: No. There will be an increase in the overall subscription fee; but there will be no fee hike for residents, as there will be savings in other areas, such as tonnages and items diverted from the waste stream.

Q: How will residents be notified when their area is being included?
A: They will receive a postcard in the mail and the 95 gal. cart (green with blue lid) will be delivered near the curb. There also will be news releases, print ads, etc. to alert the public about the program/service, as well as information prepared for HOAs, district meetings, etc.

Q: Will the trash collection and recycling still be picked up on the same day?
A: Yes. The collection day is not changing for either service.

Q: Will there be changes for residents whose trash is collected curbside?
A: No. Your recycling will still be collected at the curb.

Q: There already are large recycling carts available. Can I get one now?
A: Yes. There are solid green carts available through CVWMA. However, ahead of the new program beginning, there are some stipulations for ordering them. Please click here to learn more before making a purchase.

Q: What happens if I need more than one cart?
A: Contact CVWMA at (804)340-0900 to get an extra cart. The cost per additional cart is $65.00. Delivery is within 2-3 weeks.

Q: What if I don’t have room for the additional 95 gallon cart?
A: Households with two or more supercans may relinquish a can in order to accommodate the recycling cart. It also is possible for neighbors to share a cart.

Q: I’m just starting to recycle. How will I know what to put in the cart?
A: There will be a label on the lid detailing which recyclables to put in the can. And, just to help you out, here’s a list from CVWMA:

Cardboard Recycling Picture

Cardboard

– Corrugated cardboard boxes

Can Recycling Picture

Steel & Aluminum Cans

– Aluminum beverage cans, metal cans, including food and beverage cans

Paper Recycling Picture

Mixed Paper

– Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, computer paper, junk mail, cereal and other paperboard boxes and paper bags

Plastics Recycling Picture

Plastic Bottles with a or
– Only narrow-neck bottles with a PETE (or PET) or HDPE on the bottom such as milk and juice jugs, soda & water bottles, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles

Bottles Recycling Picture

Glass Bottles and Jars

– Clear, blue, brown and green food and beverage containers

Q: Will residents still be able to get the small recycling bins?
A: No. They will no longer be available and they will no longer be emptied for 6,000 households participating in the initial phase-in. The same will apply for everyone when the program goes City-wide.

Q: If residents already have purchased a cart, can they get a refund since the City will be providing one to each household?
A: No. The City will not offer refunds. However, if a resident only needs one cart, they can turn in the one they purchased and just keep the newer one. If you are able to utilize both carts, you will be able to double your rewards perks.

Q: Will the City incur any additional costs once the program is in place?
A: No. Currently it costs approximately $1.4M to service 61,000 households. The new City-wide program will cost approximately $2.1M, or an anticipated increase of $734K. However, with savings estimated at $760K, the City will see a surplus of $26K annually over the next eight years.

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