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Richmond E-Cycle Day Scheduled for May 13

~ The event includes document shredding and the collection of household hazardous waste items and electronics ~

WHO:   The Department of Public Works, The Clean City Commission and The Department of Public Utilities

WHAT: Richmond E-Cycle Day

WHEN:  Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  Broad Rock Sports Complex, 4825 Old Warwick Road (23224)

BACKGROUND:  The City of Richmond’s E-Cycle Day offers City residents an efficient option to recycle paper and electronics to help keep hazardous waste materials out of city waterways, streams and rivers. This event is available to city residents – proof of residency is required. Please note, this is a drive-thru event. Volunteers will remove items from the cars.

Paper Document Shredding

    • Up to five (5) boxes of documents
    • Be sure to remove all binders, staples and clips

Electronics (various fees apply)

    • Computer systems (hard drive or CPU) and accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.) VCRs, camcorders, stereos and all phones
    • Televisions, computer monitors and printers
  • Other used electronic equipment (almost anything with a plug - see the online list for clarification)
  • Go to to get fees and the full list of electronics to recycle

Household Hazardous Waste Items (HHW)

  • Pesticides, Herbicides and Oil-based Paints
  • Bug spray, rodent poison and herbicides (Roundup, Weed B Gon etc.)
  • Latex and water based paints will not be collected. These items can be left in open paint cans until they have dried out and then put in with regular curbside trash pick-up.

For more information on recycling or the event, please visit us online at or email us at

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The City of Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of only 195 currently accredited public works agencies in the United States. DPW’s portfolio comprises a wide array of services to include leaf collection; street, sidewalk and alley maintenance; trash collection; recycling; grass cutting;  graffiti removal; parking enforcement; urban forestry; street signs; traffic signals and pavement markings and civil engineering. In addition, DPW maintains upkeep on most city buildings; issues permits for working in the city’s right-of-way; manages the RVA Bike Share program and maintains the fleet of city vehicles. DPW’s operating budget comes from the general fund of the City of Richmond.  For more information about DPW services, click here or call 3-1-1

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is a premier provider of utility service. DPU provides natural gas, water, wastewater and stormwater service to more than 500,000 residential and commercial customers in the metropolitan region. In addition, DPU operates an electric street lighting utility, which maintains 37,000 streetlights throughout the City.  For more information, visit DPU's website at