This Wednesday is a “Red Wednesday”, which means trash and recycling pickup. Ideally, rolling recycling containers are stored and deployed in the back alleys along with trash cans. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night.
In recycling news, Recycling Steadily Growing More Common in DC-Area Counties.
In Virginia, Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management program reported a 50 percent recycling rate for 2016.
Recycling numbers for all of Virginia in 2016 should be compiled soon, according to a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. But data from 2015 show the Richmond area achieved the highest recycling rates at 62.7 percent.
The recycling rate for all of northern Virginia is 47.4 percent.