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Waste Reduction News March 2013
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Welcome to our March newsletter!

In this issue:

Petersburg Makes Changes to Trash & Recycling
Journey Through the MRF
Household Hazardous Chemicals and Proper Disposal
Keep Virginia Beautifuly s Give 60 in 60 Campaign
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Petersburg Makes Changes to Trash & Recycling

PetersburgCVWMA and the City of Petersburg has selected a new household trash collection contractor that will include adding curbside recycling collection to city residents and businesses. Container First Services (CFS) will be the new service provider beginning March 7.

CFS trash collection services will begin on Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th city-wide and in the Old Towne area will begin on Monday, March 11. Trash collection in the Old Towne area will take place on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Curbside recycling will occur EVERY OTHER WEEK on Tuesdays beginning March 12 for those that have Thursday trash collection and beginning on March 19 for those that have Friday trash collection. (Old Towne area will have weekly curbside recycling on Tuesdays beginning March 12.) Residential trash and recycling guidelines for Petersburg residents can be downloaded here or off the City’s homepage.

City of Petersburg residents will be the latest to join hundreds of thousands of other curbside recyclers in central Virginia.

Journey Through the MRF

Do you know what a MRF (pronounced “murf” is? It is a Material Recovery Facility. TFC Recycling, our contractor for CVWMA’s curbside and drop-off programs has a MRF located in Chester, VA.

Check out our “virtual field trip” video and see firsthand the sorting and baling process recyclables go through once they are picked up at the curb or a drop-off collection center.

Household Hazardous Chemicals and Proper Disposal

What is household hazardous waste (chemicals) or HHW? Most people unknowingly have a number of hazardous wastes (chemicals) stored in their homes: in basements and garages, under kitchen and bathroom sinks, and in tool sheds.  Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household chemicals.” The CVWMA Recycling Wizard is an easy tool to use when seeking out places in your locality to properly dispose of hazardous chemicals in your home such as kerosene, fuel oil, oil based paints, etc.
Keep Virginia Beautifulí s Give 60 in 60 Campaign

Keep Virginia Beautiful’ s GIVE 60 campaign provides an exciting way to encourage citizens to give 60 minutes of their time to help make a positive and lasting impact in the state.  This initiative also provides unique opportunity for groups, schools, and non-profits to share in revenue and fund environmentally focused projects with limited budgets. For more information, please visit the GIVE 60 website.

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