Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow PLUS RECYCLE EVENT ***UPDATE*** RESCHEDULED

This Wednesday is the first “Red Wednesday” of 2017, which means trash and recycling pickup and represents a good time to start good habits. Ideally, rolling recycling containers are stored and deployed in the back alleys along with trash cans. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

And, please, note and take advantage of this:

Richmond’s Clean City Commission Recycle Event
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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WHERE: Boulevard & Robin Hood Road in Richmond (1710 Robin Hood Road)

Christmas Tree Chipping

Shredding up to 5 boxes of outdated documents.

TVs: $10 fee for old TV up to 27 inches, $20 fee for old TV over 27 inches.
Computer systems (hard drive, CPU, monitor)
Computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.).
Printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines.
VCRs, camcorders, stereos and all phones.

Small Recycle Tubs
Clean up and drop off your old curbside recycling bins for reuse in the schools.

HELP spread the word by sharing this notice with members in your organization, civic association, friends, neighbors, relatives and anybody else!
Questions to or 646-8325

But that’s not all:

Household batteries: Rechargeable and non-rechargeable, alkaline, lithium, auto, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt
Where: AERC Recycling 3301 Rosedale Avenue, Richmond
When: 2nd Friday of each month: 9:00am – 3:00pm Fee: $0.75 a pound (804) 550-1762
Discarded tires decorating your alleyway or along roadsides?
To have abandoned tires removed, call 311 and report the specific location for pick up.

Disposing of Old Paint, Hazardous Waste and Tires at East Richmond Road Landfill

The facility cannot accept fire extinguishers, asbestos, road flares, herbicides or pesticides, explosives or materials that are shock-sensitive, radioactive or infectious. Hazardous waste items from commercial entities or from persons living outside of the city limits are also not accepted at the facility. This service is free to Richmond residents who provide proof of residency, such as a valid driver’s license, utility bill or vehicle registration. The City’s Department of Public Works’ staff will assist residents with unloading and disposal of their waste materials. Hours of operation: 7:00am to 3:30pm weekdays only.

Directions: The East Richmond Road Landfill is at 3800 E. Richmond Rd. Take I-64 East from Richmond. Exit at 193B and turn right onto Nine Mile Road. Before the second traffic light, turn right onto Evergreen Road (which becomes Stony Run Parkway). Then turn right onto East Richmond Road. Immediately look for landfill signage on the left.

Household hazardous waste items accepted at the facility include:
mineral spirits
paint thinner
Paints (20 gallons per month/per household limit)
oil or latex
tung oil
lacquer thinners
paint reducers
gasoline additives
#2 fuel oil
chain saw fuel
motor boat fuel
oil additives
Propane tanks
Car fluids
motor oil
transmission fluid
Car batteries – lead acid batteries only
Cooking oil
Tires with no rims, free with a limit of 4. No off-road or oversized tires taken. Southside Transfer Center and East Richmond Road Landfill. Costs are as follows: $1 each for more than four passenger tires with DEQ permit $5 each for tractor-trailer tires with DEQ permit

Check out the Recycling Wizard for guidelines to recycle other items:

Mark Your Calendars: Riverfront Plan Meeting Jan. 11

From email announcement:

The Department of Planning & Development Review would like to invite you, as someone who has previously attended Downriver public meetings, to a public meeting to discuss the results of the Downriver concepts developed over the last 10 months with your input. Please forward this invitation widely within your networks and among interested parties:

What: Public Meeting on Downriver Riverfront Plan Amendments
Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 900 E Broad Street
When: Wednesday, January 11, 6-8 PM

You can find copies of the materials to be presented and discussed at the meeting available on the City’s Riverfront webpage here.

That page now opens with a picture of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge – the first completed implementation project of the Riverfront Plan. We hope that you all have an opportunity to enjoy the Bridge over the holidays (and maybe even show it off to your guests!) and look forward to seeing you on January 11 to discuss the Downriver sites and next steps.

Happy holidays,
City of Richmond Department of Planning & Development Review


City Encourages Hazard Mitigation Planning; Meeting Friday

From City press release:

Richmond, VA – The City of Richmond’s Office of Emergency Management invites public comment on a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan that is presently being updated.
A meeting will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 the Richmond Regional PDC, Board Room, 9211 Forest Hill Ave, Suite 200, Richmond VA 23235.

Disasters can devastate a community’s economic, social, and environmental well-being. Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the potential impact of future disasters.
Mitigation planning is a key process to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. It positions local leaders to take action prior to a disaster, to reduce impacts when a disaster occurs. Using local knowledge and expertise to plan today, allows localities to plan, design, and build their community and builds partnerships for risk reduction throughout the community.

Having a hazard mitigation plan will:
· increase awareness of hazards, risk, and vulnerabilities;
· identify actions for risk reduction;
· focus resources on the greatest risks;
· communicate priorities to state and federal officials; and
· increase overall awareness of hazards and risks.

The 26 localities of the Richmond and Crater regions work together to update the Richmond-Crater Multi-Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and develop long-term strategies to reduce or eliminate long-term risks.
While nothing can be done to prevent natural hazard events from occurring, the region is poised to minimize the disruption and devastation that so often accompanies disasters, increasing the region’s resiliency.

Attend the meeting below to help break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Please come to provide comment on the plan.

Friday, December 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Richmond Regional PDC, Board Room
9211 Forest Hill Ave, Suite 200
Richmond VA 23235
For additional information please contact Bill Lawson, Emergency Planner, Office of Emergency Management, at 804-646-5281 or


Angel of Hope Ceremony Tomorrow

From FaceBook event page:

Each year a special ceremony is held in Hollywood Cemetery to honor the many children who have passed away. The ceremony is held at the Angel of Hope statue in the Idlewood section.

Inspired by Richard Paul Evans’ best-selling novel by the same the name, the Angel of Hope is a bronzed angel that sits in numerous cemeteries across the country to memorialize lost children and create a place for collective healing.

Join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:00pm for this year’s candlelight ceremony. The event is free and all are welcome.