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Waste Reduction News May 2013
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Welcome to our May newsletter!

In this issue:

Memorial Day Holiday to Delay Collections
Electronic Recycling Events Planned May & June
Did You Know?
30 Grants in 30 Days
Follow CVWMA on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter


Memorial Day Holiday to Delay Collections

There will be no curbside recycling or trash collection on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27). RED WEEK curbside recyclers in Ashland, Henrico, Goochland, and cities of Richmond and Petersburg will have a one day delay in curbside collection due to the holiday. Collections the week of May 27 – May 31 will take place on the day following the normal collection day through Saturday.

Trash collections the week of May 27 in Ashland, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg will also occur on the day following the normal collection day.

Electronic Recycling Events Planned May & June

CVWMA has several electronics recycling collection events scheduled for May and June. Click here for more information about locations, accepted items, fees (if applicable), and directions. Some localities are offering additional collections such as document shredding; tire amnesty; and HHW to coincide with e-cycling events. If you would like to sign up for our free electronic recycling collection reminder, click here.

Did You Know?

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours!
  • Aluminum cans can be recycled indefinitely and back on the shelf as a new can in 60 days!
  • Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water.
  • It takes 19 - 20 ounce PET plastic bottles to yield enough fiber for an x-large tee shirt, or enough fiber to make one square of carpet.
  • About 63% of steel cans are recycled, making them the most recycled packaging product in America.
  • CVWMA estimates its curbside recycling and drop-off recycling programs will recycle over 40,000 tons of recyclables by June 30 of this year! That is a lot of cans, bottles, mixed paper, newspaper, and cardboard being diverted from local landfills.  JustStartRecycling.org


30 Grants in 30 Days

Keep Virginia Beautiful announces its 2013 “30 Grants in 30 Days” program. The 2013 grant program is once again designed to help communities, schools, parks, neighborhoods, and civic groups. Categories include; Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Beautification and Community Greening.  Thirty grants of $500 will be awarded to 30 geographically different areas around the Commonwealth. Grants will be awarded June 1- 30. Deadline for grant submission is May 15, 2013.  This year’s grants are proudly supported by Lowe’s.


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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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