Thursday, January 1, 2015

“Bring One for the Chipper” and Electronics Recycling Scheduled

The start of a new year is a good time to dispose of items you no longer want, including your Christmas tree. On Saturday, January 10, the City’s Department of Public Works is sponsoring the fifth annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling day. The event also will include electronics recycling and document shredding.
“Bring One for the Chipper 2015” will take place in the paved lot at 1710 Robin Hood Road (northeast corner of Robin Hood Road and North Boulevard), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents can bring up to five boxes of paper for shredding. Small electronic items that will be accepted for recycling include, but are not limited to, printers, computer monitors, radios and microwaves. Televisions will be disposed at a cost of $10 each. There is no charge for all other items.

Residents can bring their trees to the event or drop them off in advance from December 26 through January 9 at the East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road, and the Richmond Southside Transfer Station, 3520 North Hopkins Road. Trees also can be dropped off in the lot behind New Generations Credit Union at 1700 Robin Hood Road.

DPW will collect trees curbside from January 12 through January 30 for residents who contact the 3-1-1 Call Center. Please be advised that trees left out with your supercan may not be picked up on regular trash collection days, as a separate truck is needed to collect them.

For more information on City services and schedules, please visit www.RichmondGov.com.  To learn more about upgrades to the City’s residential recycling program, visit www.RichmondGov.com/RichmondRecycles.