For many services requiring City response such as pothole repairs, overgrown lots, non-functioning street/traffic lights, or trash/bulk pick-ups, the best way to get a quick response is to dial 311 and report the violation.
For directions on alley recycling pickup, check the Richmond Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) recycling website.
The 3-step process for removing graffiti is as follows:
If you see someone creating graffiti, dial 911. Many graffitists are caught by members of the neighborhood, arrested, and prosecuted.