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Recycling & Garbage

Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow!

The City of Virginia encourages you to take advantage of our regularly scheduled Residential Recycling pick up!  It’s FREE and CONVIENENT!

 HOW DO I START RECYCLING?
Place your items neatly sorted in paper bags, boxes or baskets on the curb in front of your home by 7:00 am on your recycling day.  PLEASE, DO NOT PLACE IN THE ALLEY. 
OR
Drop off site located at the corner of
15th Avenue West and 20th Street South       

WHAT DAYS DO YOU PICK UP RECYCLING?
Residential Recycling is picked up every other week.  Find your zone on the map. Use the grid below to see what days we pick up in your area.

 HOW DO I PREPARE MY RECYCLING?

NEWSPAPERS & PAPERS    PLASTIC                                       CARDBOARD         
  • Put in a paper grocery bag

  • Magazines up to 1/2 inch thick

  • Junk Mail

  • Paperboard and Pressed Paper (cereal/beverage boxes) can be recycled with your paper products (newspapers, letters, etc)

  • Put in a paper grocery bag
  • Now accepting ALL #1 and #2 plastic bottles, jars & tubs
  • No need to remove labels
  • Rinse clean and throw away caps

  • Flatten and bundle
  • Cut to 2’ x 2’ squares
  • Corrugated (shipping type) cardboard ONLY
GLASS  METAL/ALUMINUM CANS  CARTONS
  • Put in a paper grocery bag
  • Brown, Green and Clear Glass
  • Bottles and Jars Only
  • Rinse clean. Remove all caps and metal rings
  • NO need to remove labels
  • NO window glass, light bulbs, or mirrors
  • NO dishes or drinking glasses
  • Put in a paper grocery bag with plastics & cartons
  • Recycle all beverage and vegetable cans
  • Recycle aluminum and bi-steel
  • Rinse clean. Remove caps and metal rings
  • No need to sort by type or remove labels
  •  Gabled (milk, juice, cream, egg substitute, etc.)
  • Aseptic (juice boxes, soups, gravies)

  • Rinse clean and remove caps or straws

  • Put in paper bag with plastics and metal cans

 

 

THESE ITEMS ARE NOT RECYCLABLE:

  • Paper plates, paper towels or napkins
  • Window Glass
  • Light Bulbs
  • Dishes and Drinking Glasses
  • Hose/Pipe
  • Adhesives
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Wrapping Paper, Tinsel, Garland and Bubble Wrap.  These items can be placed in blue bags in dumpsters.
  • Plastic packaging (example: toy packaging)

 

  • Product Packages
  • Oil Containers
  • Paint Cans
  • Plastic Bags
  • Pails
  • Toys
  • Containers that held Hazardous Waste  

 

 
 

If you have questions about recycling or garbage pickup, contact Public Works at (218) 748-7515.