Natural Resources

Solid Waste and Recycling

Solid Waste and Recycling

Graphs at a Glance

Solid Waste in Virginia.

Virginia's Solid Waste in Tons, 2006-2015

Waste Generated per Capita in Virginia. See text for explanation.

Per Capita Waste Produced in Virginia, in Tons, 2006-2015





Virginia Areas with Highest Recycling Rates

Area 2011
2012 2013 2014 2015
Bristol Area 35.0% 36.3% 36.3% NA NA
Fredericksburg Area 56.5% 55.9% 46.3% 43.6% 46.2%
Hampton Roads / Tidewater 44.6% 35.7% 33.5% 31.3% 33.7%
Lynchburg Area 38.8% 31.3% 38.9% 41.5% 40.1%
Northern Shenandoah Valley 39.1% 41.6% 40.4% 41.4% 49.7%
Northern Virginia 44.5% 47.3% 46.0% 45.4% 47.4%
Richmond Area 57.7% 57.4% 57.4% 57.5% 62.7%
Roanoke Area 42.5% 37.6% 35.4% 27.8% 39.0%
Source: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, 2015 Annual Recycling Summary Report