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Container First Services is your environmentally conscious neighbor, striving to create the region's most economical and environmentally sustainable recycling solutions. CFS can help your business reduce waste disposal costs by designing a program to recycle your non-hazardous waste.

Commercial and Industrial

Container First Services has the facilities and experience to help our environment and your business.  The Container First Services team can develop a plan for everyone from small businesses looking to recycle paper, metal, glass and plastics to industrial clients that need to recycle large quantities of industrial scrap.  Our on-site Tri-City Regional Recycle Center offers the opportunity for clients, large or small, to reach their recycling goals.

Residential Recycling

Container First Services currently services the curbside residential recycling for Fort Lee and the City of Petersburg.  Residents may place all of their recyclables loosely, not bagged, in their curbside cans, for pick-up.  A list of acceptable items is below.  For more information on acceptable items, or days of pick-up, please visit  Additionally, public recycling containers are available at many locations throughout the central Virginia region.  If you do not have curbside recycling in your neighborhood, you can transport your recyclables to a location near you.  For a list of convenient public recycling containers, please visit


Recycle these!

  • Cardboard boxes (broken down)
  • Mixed paper (paper bags, newspaper, magazines, etc.)
  • Paper/cardboard eggcartons (not styromfoam)
  • Steel, tin, and aluminum cans
  • #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 plastic bottles (rinsed)
  • Shredded paper (placed in a PAPER BAG)
  • Glass bottles (rinsed)

Don't recycle these!

  • Plastic bags (recycle at local grocery store)
  • Plastic or metal lids or caps
  • Food contaminated items (no pizza boxes)
  • Styrofoam
  • Wax-coated milk or juice cartons
  • Plastic tubs or cups
  • Plastic food trays or containers