Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

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.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In recycling news, Australian tech company Relectrify has received an investment of AU$ 1.5 million (US$ 1.17 million) from it’s government’s Clean Energy Innovation Fund and two private parties so that it can expand its advanced repurposing of used batteries from electric cars. These discarded batteries will ultimately provide ‘an affordable plug-and-play solution’ for storing solar energy and may also act as a power back-up.

Also, congratulations to Suffolk, VA for their recent, successful recycling drive.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

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.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In recycling news, fibre recycling is in trouble as China slows buying. From Recyling Today article:

By the middle of the week of September 18-22, it was becoming clear to traders in other parts of the world that the September market was going to be a difficult one. A trader based in the Netherlands tells Recycling Today, “Prices are dropping over here and none of the Chinese buyers is in the market.”

Sources in the United States are offering similar portrayals of the market, with one recycler in the southeastern United States saying prices for mixed paper are nearing zero.

“Prices have dropped significantly and orders have dried up,” says the MRF operator based on the U.S. East Coast. “It’s not a situation of where you’re worried about the price, it’s a situation of who can take it, who can move it. I think there are going to be a lot of companies who are going to have challenges staying in business.”

In better news, a new biomaterial, developed by Penn State researchers, could replace plastic laminates, and greatly reduce pollution.

Sept. 23 Shredding, Pesticide, Oil-based Paint Collection Event MOVED!

From email announcement:

EVENT MOVED TO 1710 ROBIN HOOD RD

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
RVA Clean City Commission
RVA Department of Public Utilities – Stormwater Utility

Shredding, Pesticides, Herbicides and
Oil-based Paints and Stains Collection Event!

WHO: Richmond residential collection and disposal only. This event is NOT for commercial or business disposal.
WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: 1710 Robin Hood Rd, Richmond, VA 23220-1012
WHAT:
Shredding up to 5 boxes or 5 paper bags of PERSONAL documents including:
Taxes, bank statements, cancelled checks, credit card statements and receipts, financial accounts, medical records, and insurance documents.
We cannot accept: COMMERCIAL BUSINESS documents, X Rays, cardboard, plastic bags, metal, batteries, CDs, notebooks, binders, or bags of previously shredded papers.

Pesticides, Herbicides and Oil-based Paints
Keep these hazardous waste materials out of our waterways and our waste stream. Bring your pesticides, herbicides and OIL-based paints and OIL-based stains for proper disposal.
(Latex and water-based paints can be left in opened cans until they have dried out and then put in with regular curbside trash pick-up.)

Biodegradable Bags Give-away
City Residents will be given up to 10 bags for leaf disposal (while supply lasts).

Small Recycle Tubs
Clean up and drop off your old curbside recycling bins for reuse in the schools.

HELP spread the word by sending this notice or sharing this link to members in your organization, civic association, friends, neighbors, relatives, and any Richmond resident who might benefit from the information. Share link

Electronics recycling will NOT be collected at this event.

This free event is only available to City of Richmond residents – proof of residency is required.

Questions about shredding and small tubs to
Darlene.Mallory@richmondgov.com or 804-646-8325.
Questions about pesticides, herbicides and oil-based paints to Gay.Stokes@richmondgov.com or 804-646-0177.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

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.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

For more City help with recycling, plan ahead and mark your calendars.

In recycling news, documents, books and similar items soaked and muddied in the potentially sewage-laden flood waters produced by recent hurricanes may be salvageable with the use of electronic beam technology.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

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.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

For more City help with recycling, plan ahead and mark your calendars.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

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.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

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.

Need More Personal Responsibility For Alley Trash

This photo looks down the alley between the 600 block of S. Laurel and S.Cherry.
Trash and recycling trucks already went through on Wednesday. This photo was from after that.

Dear landlords and tenants,

The citizens of Richmond need you to take more responsibility for your refuse. I know some of you think that taxes are only good for two things, fire protection and refuse collection, but the truth is that OUR taxes also pay for things like police, schools, parks, etc. When the City spends all of its money picking up at the end of your leases, it can take away from other priorities.

While I appreciate efforts to improve the City’s services, you have a personal responsibility to make a point of either taking your excess to the dump, or, at the very least, scheduling a ‘bulk refuse’ pickup with the City. Just leaving it out in the alley, no matter how neatly, is not the neighborly thing to do. Let’s do better.

http://www.richmondgov.com/PublicWorks/RefuseCollection.aspx

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

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.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In recycling news, a Call2Recycle campaign spotlights battery recycling safety:

Call2Recycle has launched a new safety portal, a one-stop hub of safety information on how to safely recycle and ship batteries. Collection site employees and consumers will be able to take an online training module that tests their battery handling knowledge. Instructions for handling damaged, defective and recalled batteries also are featured. Additional safety policies for collection sites, sorters and processors are being implemented, the group says. Organizations that do not follow the policies may be suspended or terminated from the program.

“As the volume and types of batteries in the marketplace expand, so do the risks for an incident,” adds Smith. “Rechargeable batteries can hold a residual charge, and when they come into contact with another metal they can cause a spark, which can escalate into a fire or explosion. At the highest risk are the lithium ion rechargeable batteries found in many of today’s portable devices such as cellphones, laptops, tablets and power tools.”

Smith continues, “Preventing accidents can be as simple as educating people to take the time to simply bag or tape each battery prior to dropping it off in the recycling box or before a box is shipped. Charge Up Safety is about continually assessing and enhancing our safety and compliance practices to ensure new safety policies are being embraced across our collection and recycling network.”

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

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.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In recycling news, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper writes about how a team of city of Atlanta employees will inspect recycling bins on four of the city’s recycling routes to determine if they are contaminated or acceptable during an eight week period.

“Feet on the Street,” is a project of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability along with the Office of Solid Waste Services to reduce contamination in the city’s single stream recycling carts. The project is possible through a grant from The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Thursday

This Wednesday is a “Red Wednesday”, but because of the July 4th holiday, trash and recycling will be picked up Thursday. 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 on Thursday.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In recycling news, the European containerboard market is ‘at risk of oversupply’.

In this country, the owners of three scrap metal firms that operate in Omaha, Nebraska, are challenging a year-old municipal ordinance designed to clamp down on metals theft. The three companies say the law asks for too much personal information from customers and dealers and could result in the exposure of trade secrets.