Recycling Benefits Our Economy & Environment
Reports published by the Institute of Scrap and Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2017 and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 2018 show the significant impact that recycling has on communities throughout Virginia.
Brings $1.86 billion into our economy
8,000+ jobs created
Over 3 million tons diverted from landfills
42.6% recycling rate
The Virginia Recycling Association is a statewide coalition of individuals, municipalities, businesses, and organizations dedicated to promoting the economic, social and environmental benefits of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and diversion in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VRA’s work would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Being a sponsor of the VRA demonstrates your commitment to the industry, the community, and the environment in Virginia. Join our current sponsors, shown below, who have already established their role as leaders by supporting the VRA.