Most Ashland residents can participate in convenient collection of recyclables from the curb. Recycling is easy and benefits the environment. Just follow these three easy steps:
Get a Cart
One 96-gallon wheeled / lidded cart is provided for each eligible household. If you do not have a cart, please call or email the Public Works Department so that we can order one for you.
Fill it Up
The following materials are accepted for recycling:
YES - Cardboard and corrugated cardboard boxes
YES - Glass bottles and jars - Clear, brown, and green food and beverage containers
YES - Mixed paper - Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, computer paper, junk mail, cereal and other paperboard, boxes and paper bags
YES - Plastic #1 - #7 containers
YES - Waxy-coated cartons and boxes (such as milk cartons and juice boxes)
YES - Steel and aluminum cans - Aluminum beverage cans, metal cans, including food and beverage cans
YES - Plastic caps and lids - place back on containers when recycling
The following materials are NOT accepted for recycling:
NO - Plastic bags, plastic bagged recyclables
NO - Food contaminated items
NO - Shredded paper
NO - Batteries and electronics
NO - Garden hoses and extension cords (any tangler)
NO - Drinking glasses, window glass and ceramics
NO - Loose plastic bottle caps
NO - Metal caps (loose or attached)
Have an item you are unsure about? Call or email the Public Works Department for guidance.
Set it Out
Collection day is every other Monday. You can view the collectionschedulefor printing or downloading (Ashland's collection falls on the Red Mondays); you may also sign up to receive text and email reminders(on our Notify Me page, select Trash/Recycling Reminders & Notices under Alert Center). If you have any other questions about recycling or your recycling is not collected on the scheduled day, you can contact CVWMA customer service at 804-340-0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternate Location Collection
If you are unable to take your recycling to the curb on account of limited mobility due to age or a medical condition, you can sign up for alternate location collection through CVWMA.
Additional information and tools can be found on CVWMA's website.