clean city commission
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Address:
900 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
 

Hours: Mon - Fri (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Phone No. 804-646-6430

Email: Ask Public Works

About the Clean City Commission

The Richmond Clean City Commission is composed of City Council appointees and concerned volunteers who help clean and beautify Richmond. Their current program, "Pride in Richmond is Picking Up," includes Neighborhood Volunteer Clean-Ups, Graffiti Abatement, and Adopt-A-Spot. For more information call the Clean City Commission Coordinator at (804) 646-8325.

Clean City Commission Board Members

  • Public Works Director: Bobby Vincent

  • Support Services Manager

Board Members

District Board Member
1st District Angie Heyming
2nd District Mirian Lack
3rd District Vacant 
4th District Al Misa
5th District Mark Hickman
6th District Jeannie Boisineau
7th District Nancy Lampert
8th District Claudia Spruill
9th District Deon Artis

 

Citizen/Corporate Volunteers

District Volunteer
1st District  
2nd District Jeannette Seagraves (chair)
3rd District  
4th District  
5th District  
6th District  
7th District Markita Allen
8th District  
9th District Jameson Babb

 

Citywide Neighborhood Clean-Up Program Runs March 16 - November 2, 2024

Image - Neighborhood CleanUp Program

2024 Program Details:

  • The program clean-ups are on scheduled Saturdays from March 16 through November 2, 2024 (see the schedule and map)
    • Pick-ups are from 8 a.m. to Noon (rain or shine)
  • Schedule with locations and dates for 2024
  • Program Map
  • Flyer

Please note the following information about the program:

  • Crews will collect bulk and brush items curbside and in alleys (wherever your trash is collected)

  • Acceptable items include: furniture, mattresses, bulk household trash, yard waste, tires (four per household) and appliances. All brush must be cut into four foot lengths. We take almost everything except the items listed below: 

  • Unacceptable items include: 

    • Electronics

    • Construction debris

    • Hazardous waste items

    • Broken glass

If you have questions please contact the Clean City Commission Liaison at (804) 646-8325

DIY Flyer - How to Properly Dispose Household Batteries, Paint, Hazardous Waste Items and Tires

 

    Richmond E-Cycle Day - May 11, 2024

     

    • City of Richmond residents only
    • Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Location: 1710 Robin Hood Road (northeast corner of Robin Hood Road and Arthur Ashe Boulevard)

    The event includes:

    • Shredding Paper Documents - up to 5 paper bags/boxes (remove staples and binders)
    • Household Hazardous Waste Items and Oil-Based Paint
    • Electronics to Recycle - Flyer - List of Acceptable (and non-acceptable electronics to recycle)
      • Fees for various electronics at the E-Cycle Event - Fees for electronics (provided by the vender)

    Other Useful Information, links and event details:

    In addition to the chart below, please use this link for a comprehensive list of recycling resources: https://linktr.ee/rvacleancitycommission?utm_source=linktree_admin_share

     

    DIY Flyer with Disposal Info How to Properly Dispose Batteries, Paint, HHW & Tires
    Trash Collection App  Resource: DPW Services App - Click here to find your TRASH collection day
    CVWMA - Reminders Reminders & Cart Info - Visit CVWMA or call 804-340-0900
    CVWMA - Calendar Recycling Collection Calendar 
    CVWMA - Events CVWMA's Electronics Recycling Wizard
    Electronics to Recycle Flyer - List of Acceptable (and non-acceptable electronics to recycle
    Monthly Electronics Events   Each 1st Saturday of the month at SECURIS
    Fees for Electronics E-Cycle Event - Fees for electronics (by the vender)
    Recycling - Special Event Rental

    Form - Recycle Bin Event Application - Use and Fees for Special Event Rental 

    For more information, please call 804-646-8325 or send an email to askpublicworks@rva.gov

    Richmond E-Cycle Day - Saturday, May 11, 2024

    MAP - E-Cycle Event at Robin Hood Road

    • City of Richmond residents only
    • Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Location: 1710 Robin Hood Road (northeast corner of Robin Hood Road and Arthur Ashe Boulevard)

    The event includes the collection of the following:

    • Shredding Paper Documents - up to 5 paper bags/boxes (remove staples and binders)
    • Household Hazardous Waste Items and Oil-based Paint
    • Electronics to Recycle - Flyer - List of Acceptable (and non-acceptable electronics to recycle)
      • Fees for various electronics at the E-Cycle Event -   Fees for electronics (provided by the vender)

    Useful Links

    • See the chart below with other helpful resources

    Image - Let's Talk Recycling Resources 2023

    In addition to the chart below, please use this link for a comprehensive list of recycling resources: https://linktr.ee/rvacleancitycommission?utm_source=linktree_admin_share

    Note: details for the next recycling event (scheduled for September) will be posted mid-July 2023.

    Recycling

    The City of Richmond offers convenient curbside recycling.

    Your collection day is the same as your refuse (trash) collection day, except it takes place every other week.

    We serve residential customers in single-family homes, duplexes, and fourplexes.  Sorry, we do not service apartment complexes or businesses.

    Richmond E-Cycle Events

    The City of Richmond, in collaboration with the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA), typically holds recycling collection events quarterly. 

    Various parts of popular electronic devices may contain dangerous heavy metals, including lead, silver, barium, cadmium, chromium and mercury. Richmond residents are welcome to bring their unwanted electronics. Most items are accepted free of charge however, some electronics have fees.

    Note: 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.

    Useful Information, links and event details:

    DIY Flyer with Disposal Info How to Properly Dispose Batteries, Paint, HHW & Tires
    Trash Collection App  Resource: DPW Services App - Click here to find your TRASH collection day
    CVWMA - Reminders Reminders & Cart Info - Visit CVWMA or call 804-340-0900
    CVWMA - Calendar Recycling Collection Calendar 
    CVWMA - Events CVWMA's Electronics Recycling Wizard
    Electronics to Recycle Flyer - List of Acceptable (and non-acceptable electronics to recycle
    Monthly Electronics Events   Each 1st Saturday of the month at SECURIS
    Fees for Electronics E-Cycle Event - Fees for electronics (by the vender)
    Recycling - Special Event Rental Form - Recycle Bin Event Application - Use and Fees for Special Event Rental 

    For more information, please call 804-646-8325 or send an email to askpublicworks@rva.gov

    Statistics for Curbside Recycling - Tons

    Month

    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021  2022  2023 2024
    January -- 792 1,036.20 1,019 822.92 927.57 891.2 713.5 713.5  
    February 490.65 901.56 776.44 805 715.03 741.63 825.5 725.2 725.2  
    March 680 940.85 912.60 833.70 731.03 887.11 967.5 856.3 856.3  
    April 620 800.36 839.23 884.80 862.13 969.95 854.7 750.6 750.6  
    May 550.31 983.06 996.59 952.70 934.56 955.55 821.6 850.0 850.0  
    June 639.06 956.61 902.48 920.70 801.78 808.60 997.7 888.3 833.3  
    July 583.38 796.34 897.60 957 949.77 949.80 869.3 724.2 724.2  
    August 781.82 1,006.79 963.38 940.70 787.68 787.70 943.1 840.9 840.9  
    September 886.45 854.72 798.09 829.50 792.23 792.20 936.1 756.6 756.6  
    October  846.60 886 921.01 943.80 855.54 855.50 882.9 778.3 778.3  
    November 883.19 908.70 901.84 890.90 759.38 759.40 960.4 842.8 842.8  
    December 1,014.38 919.82 878.40 931.00 956.27 1099.47 1099.5 867.0 827.2  

    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.

     

    Adopt-A-Spot/Street/Gateway Program

    Spotlight on STARS/Volunteers ...coming soon

     

    Adopt-A-Spot/Street/Gateway Program

    The Clean City Commission's Program is a great way to give back to the community and show your pride for the city.

    We need your help keeping Richmond clean. 

    Adopt-A-Spot/Street/Gateway Program Details:

    The program is open to:

    • Individuals, organizations, or businesses to "adopt" a street, intersection, lot, park, gateway - almost anywhere

    Your Responsibility:

    • Select an area you or your organization is interested in cleaning and fill out the agreement form and send it to us
    • Commitment: Agree to keep the selected area cleared of litter for at least two years
    • Each time you maintain your adopted area, fill out the Adopt-A-Street activity form and send it back to us.

    We provide materials to help with the cleanups:

    • Grabbers
    • Gloves
    • Bags
    • DPW staff will collect the bags of litter 

    We want to reward  your organization for helping keep Richmond litter free.

    • After completing 10 (ten) documented cleanups, your organization will be eligible to receive a custom Adopt-A-Spot Sign with your organization's name  
      • The sign will be installed in the selected area where you have been working
    • We will also list your name on our website with other stars/volunteers

    For more information, please call 804-646-8325 or email askpublicworks@rva.gov

     

    Why didn't they take my boxes?

    You need to break down your cardboard boxes so we can put them in the truck.

    Why don't you take plastic bags?

    There currently is no market for such items.  However, many grocery stores do have bins to recycle plastic bags.

    I live in an apartment complex.  What can I do?

    Use the drop-off recycling sites below.  They take everything just as curbside.

    Where are the Drop-Off Recycling Locations?

    • Stratford Hills Shopping Center, 
      6788 Forest Hill Avenue, near Hathaway Road 
      Map It
       
    • East Richmond Road Landfill
      3800 East Richmond Road 
      Map It
       
    • Richmond Southside Transfer Station
      3520 North Hopkins Road 
      Map It
       
    • Parker Field Annex
      1700 Robin Hood Road, gravel lot behind Credit Union 
      Map It

    Rules

    • No need to separate items. The following items can be mixed all together in your recycling bin : Newspapers, mixed paper, aluminum cans, steel cans, aluminum foil, glass bottles, jars
    • There is a label on the lid detailing which recyclables to put in the can. Additionally, as of July 1, 2016, accepted items for recycling will now include plastics #1- #7 bottles and containers, caps and lids (all free of food and residue), and food and beverage cartons such as milk, juice, juice boxes, and egg substitutes. No plastics bags, Styrofoam, food contaminated pizza boxes are accepted.
    • We serve residential customers in single-family homes, duplexes, and fourplexes.  Sorry, we do not service apartment complexes or businesses.

    Local Impacts to changing Global Recycling Markets

     

    Recycling and Green Events - click here for details

    Documents:

    For more information on recycling, please call 804-646-8325.