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Waste Reduction News March 2011
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Welcome to our March newsletter!

In this issue:

Recycling Tips on Windy Collection Days
CVWMA Helps Celebrate Henrico County's 400th Anniversary
Keep Virginia Beautiful & Plastic Bag Recycling
E-cycling and Earth Day Events Being Scheduled for Spring
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Recycling Tips on Windy Collection Days


March can be a windy month. If your collection takes place on a windy day, please take precautions with your curbside recycling containers to prevent the aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper, and cardboard from being blown out and littering the neighborhood. A useful trick is to place a brown paper grocery bag full of newspapers or other heavier items on top of the lighter materials. This helps keep those lighter items from being blown out and creating litter.


CVWMA Helps Celebrate Henrico County's 400th Anniversary


CVWMA will be participating in the Kite Festival and Tastes & Sounds of Henrico signature event to commemorate Henrico County's 400th anniversary. The festivities run from 10 am until 4 pm at Dorey Park located off Darbytown Road in eastern Henrico.


Keep Virginia Beautiful & Plastic Bag Recycling

Plastic bags cannot be recycled in our curbside and drop-off programs. However, you can recycle plastics bags at local grocery and retail stores offering a plastic bag recycling program or you can use personal reusable tote bags. Click here for more info.

A Bags life is a statewide plastic bag awareness campaign championed by Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB). The KVB website provides information on accepted plastics (plastic grocery bags; plastic retail bags; plastic dry-cleaning bags; plastic bread bags; plastic film; plastic newspaper sleeves; plastic shrink wrap; etc.) for recycling as well as a search engine to look up participating stores. By placing your zip code in this search engine a listing of local stores that offer a plastic bag recycling program will pop up. For more information on this initiative, contact the KVB office at (804) 803-1582 or by email info@keepvirginiabeautiful.org


E-cycling and Earth Day Events Being Scheduled for Spring


CVWMA member localities are busy scheduling electronic recycling collection events and Earth Day events for spring. Visit the CVWMA website often to see program updates and opportunties offered by your specific locality to properly recycle unwanted items.

Earth911 and Earth Day Network websites offer a wide variety of information and resources for ways to do your part to help the Earth.


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Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) is a public service authority that implements solid waste management and recycling programs for 13 local governments.
 

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Richmond, VA 23227
 
Office Phone:
804-359-8413
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804-340-0900
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804-425-0500
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