Sustainable Waste Management

Sustainable waste management helps prevent the emission of many greenhouse gases and water pollutants, saves energy, supplies valuable raw materials to industry, creates jobs, stimulates the development of greener technologies, conserves resources for our children’s future, and reduces the need for new landfills and combustors.

Critical goals for overall waste reduction are conservation and reuse. When materials are kept out of the waste stream entirely, reused through donations/consignment stores, or recycled and composted into new products, less energy and resources are needed. Buying products that have recycled content in them is the ’other half’ of collecting items to be recycled.

The City supports Sustainable Waste Management through its partnership with the Rappahannock Regional Solid Management Board (R-Board).

Learn more about waste services for the City of Fredericksburg residents and businesses - including recycling options. 

Educational Resources

Events & Presentations

The City of Fredericksburg and the R-Board hosts several environmental education programs. These programs include:

  • Central Rappahannock Regional Library
  • Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Days
  • ReStore Days
  • Community festivals like Earth Day and Gardening Week
  • Farmers Market and other local events

For more information and to stay updated on all things trash and recycling, please follow the        R-Board on Facebook

Recycle Right!

Download the Recycle Right Guide

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Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Days

The R-Board hosts a biannual Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Day FREE of charge to residents from Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg. For more information on accepted materials and to stay updated on the next event, please visit the R-Board's HHW webpage

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative to improve recycling, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting, encouraging and celebrating recycling. America Recycles Day is celebrated through events held on November 15th and provides an opportunity to inform and inspire family, friends, neighbors, classmates and colleagues across the country to recycle more of the right things 365 days a year!  

Programs/Activities

Earth 911!

Find where to properly recycle and dispose of waste:

Earth 911