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Your Clean City Commission (CCC)

Who is the CCC?

The Clean City Commission was officially created by city ordinance in 1993, it had its beginnings in 1975 as a part of the Keep America Beautiful initiative. The CCC is run by appointed volunteers from the nine Council districts within Richmond, Virginia and coordinated by a Department of Public Works employee. They sponsor a variety of programs that encourage citizens to clean, maintain and beautify their environment.

Are you interested in learning more about who is representing your district? Or are you interested in representing your district? Scroll to the bottom of this email! 

Thank you to everyone that made the January 10, 2015 Recycling Event a success where residents recycled: 

  • 2.4 tons of paper documents
  • 5.57 tons of electronics
  • 48 cubic feet of mulch was created from christmas trees collected

To learn more about recycling and future events visit our CCC website.

2.4 tons of documents were shredded.
Photo by Amy Robins. 
5.57 tons of electronics collect. 
Photo by Amy Robins. 
Tree after tree was chipped by Davey Trees.
Photo by Amy Robins. 

Pride in Richmond is picking up!

In FY 2013, the Clean City Commission organized 20 trash cleanups in neighborhoods throughout the city's nine districts collecting 164 tons of trash. A first time partnership contributing 44 tons to the total was “Project Clean Move” where residents from 5 neighborhoods crossing two Council Districts, came together with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) to remove discards as students left Richmond over summer break. 

Does your neighborhood need a little sprucing up? If so, you can schedule a Neighborhood Cleanup through the Clean City Commission. The Department of Public Works trucks are available to help out on Saturday mornings for city communities. All it takes is a little advanced planning to get your neighbors together to pick up trash, clean away yard debris, gather old furniture and appliances. To schedule a City refuse truck, call Darlene Mallory at 646-8325. You can also go online at, click on Public Works, then Clean City Commission to learn more.

Mark your Calendars!

The next Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Event is Saturday, March 28th from 9am-2pm at Broad Rock Park (4615 Ferguson Lane, Richmond, VA 23234). 

Richmond Recycles! 

To counter this enormous tonnage of trash going into our landfill from special events and neighborhood clean ups are recycling activities:

  • Programs throughout City Departments where 23.5 tons of recyclables were collected resulting primarily from the efforts of City employees. 
  • Public recycling events where 73.5 tons of electronics were collected.
  • Documents shredding at public recycling events where 6 tons of paper were collected. 
  • And city-wide Special Events and celebrations where 8 tons of aluminum cans were collected. 

In all, 111 tons of recyclable materials were diverted from our city’s landfill. This tonnage does not allow for the hundreds of Christmas trees collected last January which became valuable mulch for our parks and home gardens throughout 2014. 

The CCC supported recycling in numerous other ways such as:

  • Attending schools for recycling presentations
  • Promoting recycling in the Blackwell community area
  • Holding a tire amnesty event
  • Attended workshop with CVWMA
  • Provided 5,984 items including trash pickers, gloves, reusable bags, and informational brochures to neighborhoods

For information on upcoming recycling events visit or call 804-646-8325.

More Recycling in 2015! 

Richmond is on track to make 2015 the year of recycling!

Following an invitation from the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) in 2014, the city of Richmond entered a regional competition to receive grant funding for recycling program upgrades. Richmond was one of four cities selected to receive grant funding to promote increased recycling through the city by providing larger bins to every household. 

Under the terms of the agreement, the City will receive nearly $560,000 in grant funding.

  • $350,000 of which goes to the purchase of the new 95-gallon recycling carts, each equipped with a radio frequency identification device (RFID) tag tracking mechanism which will bring alley recycling collection to initially 6,000 households. City-wide implementation expected to be completed by December 2015.
  • $70,000 for expanded community outreach/education campaign
  • $139,000 ‘in-kind’ funds to expand education and community outreach

The new expanded recycling program comes with additional benefits including an overall net savings of 760K by the city!

For a full overview of potential savings, benefits, recycling program as a whole. View the recycling upgrades Fact Sheet or visit

Would you like to serve on the CCC?

If you are interested in serving on the CCC, there are currently openings in the following Council districts: 1st District, 3rd District, 4th District 6th District and the 9th District. The CCC meets monthly, volunteers at special events, and clean ups.

For more information, please contact your City Council representative or Darlene Mallory at

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