Curbside Recycling

How to Recycle

Most Ashland residents can participate in convenient collection of recyclables from the curb. Recycling is easy, and the benefits to the environment are great. Recycling can be done by following three easy steps:

Get a Cart

One 96-gallon wheeled / lidded cart is provided for each eligible household (additional carts may be purchased through the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) website).

Fill it Up

The following materials are accepted for recycling:
  • Cardboard and corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Glass bottles and jars - Clear, brown, and green food and beverage containers
  • Mixed paper - Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, computer paper, junk mail, cereal and other paperboard, boxes and paper bags
  • Plastic #1 - #7 containers
  • Waxy-coated cartons and boxes (such as milk cartons and juice boxes)
  • Steel and aluminum cans - Aluminum beverage cans, metal cans, including food and beverage cans
  • Caps and lids - place back on containers when recycling

Set it Out

Collection day is every other Monday. You can view the collection schedule for printing or downloading (Ashland's collection is on the Red weeks), and you can even sign up to receive email reminders! If you have any other questions about recycling, you can also call the Recycling Hotline at (804) 340-0900.

Recycling Perks
Recycling Perks is a program offered by the CVWMA that allows residents to earn points for recycling. The points can be redeemed in discounts and coupons at local retailers and restaurants. To register for this program, visit

Additional Information

If you are unable to take your recycling to the curb on account of limited mobility due to age or a medical condition, please contact the town to find out about alternate location collection.