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Waste Reduction News February 2013
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Welcome to our February newsletter!

In this issue:

Collections of Regular Schedule for President's Day Holiday
CVWMA Curbside Recycling Program Updates
Be Responsible Pet Owners - Dispose of Pet Waste Properly
Plastic Bag Recycling
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Collections of Regular Schedule for President's Day Holiday


CVWMA curbside recycling and trash collections will continue as regularly scheduled for the President’s Day (Monday, February 18) holiday. No delays!

Friendly Reminder: Please check the CVWMA website for any delays due to inclement weather.

CVWMA Curbside Recycling Program Updates

  • Kudos to Colonial Heights recyclers at the curb! The City of Colonial Heights residents went to a smaller trash cart and a 96 gallon recycling cart on July 1, 2012. Since this operational change was implemented, city residents have increased the amount of recycling collected at the curb by over 55% every other week and their set-out rate has doubled to 60%!
  • The Town of Ashland provided 96 gallon recycling carts to eligible households beginning Jan. 7, 2013.
  • Elected leaders in the City of Petersburg voted to provide curbside recycling to the Old Town area and eligible city residents beginning in March! Exciting changes are coming to the City of Petersburg.
  • Thanks to all of you who recycle at the curb through CVWMA programs! Because of your efforts over 18,000 tons of recyclables have been diverted from local landfills from July through December 2012. Keep recycling! You make a difference!


Be Responsible Pet Owners - Dispose of Pet Waste Properly

Several local pet waste educational programs are in place in our region. The primary goals of each program are to increase public knowledge of the impacts of pet waste on bacterial pollution in our rivers and streams and to encourage responsible disposal practices among pet owners.



Plastic Bag Recycling

Plastic BagFriendly Reminder: CVWMA does not accept plastic bags in the curbside and drop-off recycling programs, only paper bags because plastic bags interfere with the machinery at the MRF (sorting facility).

However, many local retailers provide plastic bag recycling receptacles.

We recommend that you check with your local supermarket  or visit abagslife.com for availability.  Better yet, take reusable cloth or recycled plastic totes with you to the store so you can say "neither" when asked if you want paper or plastic.



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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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