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 local recycling news, Prince William County Board of Supervisors is asking the Governor and Dominion to look at removal, recycling of power plant waste as alternatives to Dominion’s plans to cap and seal in place 4 million tons of ash that had been deposited in lagoons near Quantico Creek and the Potomac River. The ash, which contains a variety of pollutants, is a byproduct of decades of burning coal to generate electricity at the company’s Possum Point power station.

Also, more media coverage of Virginia oyster shell recycling. “Recycling Shells to Support New Oysters”.

In national recycling news, from recyclingtoday.org:

Closed Loop Fund (CLF), an investment fund that finances recycling infrastructure and sustainable manufacturing technologies to advance the circular economy, has announced its requesting for proposals (RFPs) for projects that collect, sort and/or process postconsumer polypropylene (PP) plastic.

CLF says there is an opportunity to increase recovery of PP with the proper infrastructure, driving cost savings for municipalities, increasing revenue for material recovery facilities (MRFs) and supplying greater volumes of high-value material into the manufacturing stream.

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, scientists from Cornell University and University of Minnesota have collaborated to develop a multiblock polymer that, when added to a mixture of the two otherwise incompatible materials, creates a new and mechanically tough polymer. This could be significant given that these two materials, polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), account for two-thirds of the world’s plastics. Watch video on this by clicking here.

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.

Don’t forget about neighbor Jimmy Blackford’s cleanup this morning (click here for more info)

Also, check out the Recycled Valentine’s Day Pinterest page.

In the news, three stories worth of trash smoldered for days after a fire at a waste-to-energy plant in Fairfax County.

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.

From Recycling Today.com:

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant program has opened its 2017 application process, offering new opportunities to make recycling convenient for communities across the country.

Now in its fifth year, the grant program from Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful, Stamford, Connecticut, has awarded more than 3,400 recycling bins to local governments and community organizations across 38 states to expand the availability of recycling in a variety of park settings, including neighborhood and larger regional parks, beaches, athletic fields and walking trails.

To apply for the merit-based grant program, interested organizations and communities complete an online form, detailing their proposal and selecting the number and style of recycling bins from available options. Keep America Beautiful says it will competitively review and award grants based on need and likelihood to recover significant quantities of recyclables. Arrangements will be made to deliver the recycling bins directly to the grant recipients in May 2017.

Applications are open for submission at irecycleonthego.wordpress.com through Feb. 24, 2017.

Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

This Wednesday is a red Wednesday, which means 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.

From recent article:

According to the results of an online survey released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, and conducted online by Harris Poll, more than 103 million Americans older than 18 must rely on their own devices to figure out what can and cannot be recycled, information about the recycling process and other details about recycling. This total represents 44 percent of the adult population, ISRI says, with many of those surveyed saying they rely on internet searches (52 percent), information from local government sources (21 percent), family or friends (18 percent) or other sources for information on recycling.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow PLUS RECYCLE EVENT ***UPDATE*** RESCHEDULED

This Wednesday is the first “Red Wednesday” of 2017, which means trash and recycling pickup and represents a good time to start good habits. 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.

And, please, note and take advantage of this:

Richmond’s Clean City Commission Recycle Event
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

***UPDATE***
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
********** See comment below **********

WHERE: Boulevard & Robin Hood Road in Richmond (1710 Robin Hood Road)

WHAT:
Christmas Tree Chipping

Shredding up to 5 boxes of outdated documents.

Electronics
TVs: $10 fee for old TV up to 27 inches, $20 fee for old TV over 27 inches.
Computer systems (hard drive, CPU, monitor)
Computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.).
Printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines.
VCRs, camcorders, stereos and all phones.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT STRINGS!

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

HELP spread the word by sharing this notice with members in your organization, civic association, friends, neighbors, relatives and anybody else!
Questions to Darlene.Mallory@Richmondgov.com or 646-8325

But that’s not all:

WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR STUFF???
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Household batteries: Rechargeable and non-rechargeable, alkaline, lithium, auto, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt
Where: AERC Recycling 3301 Rosedale Avenue, Richmond
When: 2nd Friday of each month: 9:00am – 3:00pm Fee: $0.75 a pound
https://www.aerc.com/pdf/AERC-DropOffFriday-National-07242015.pdf (804) 550-1762
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Discarded tires decorating your alleyway or along roadsides?
To have abandoned tires removed, call 311 and report the specific location for pick up.

Disposing of Old Paint, Hazardous Waste and Tires at East Richmond Road Landfill

The facility cannot accept fire extinguishers, asbestos, road flares, herbicides or pesticides, explosives or materials that are shock-sensitive, radioactive or infectious. Hazardous waste items from commercial entities or from persons living outside of the city limits are also not accepted at the facility. This service is free to Richmond residents who provide proof of residency, such as a valid driver’s license, utility bill or vehicle registration. The City’s Department of Public Works’ staff will assist residents with unloading and disposal of their waste materials. Hours of operation: 7:00am to 3:30pm weekdays only.

Directions: The East Richmond Road Landfill is at 3800 E. Richmond Rd. Take I-64 East from Richmond. Exit at 193B and turn right onto Nine Mile Road. Before the second traffic light, turn right onto Evergreen Road (which becomes Stony Run Parkway). Then turn right onto East Richmond Road. Immediately look for landfill signage on the left.

Household hazardous waste items accepted at the facility include:
Solvents
mineral spirits
paint thinner
turpentine
Paints (20 gallons per month/per household limit)
oil or latex
polyurethane
tung oil
stains
varnish
shellac
tints
lacquer thinners
paint reducers
primers
varsol
Fuels
gasoline
gasoline additives
#2 fuel oil
kerosene
diesel
chain saw fuel
motor boat fuel
oil additives
Propane tanks
Car fluids
motor oil
transmission fluid
antifreeze
Car batteries – lead acid batteries only
Cooking oil
Tires with no rims, free with a limit of 4. No off-road or oversized tires taken. Southside Transfer Center and East Richmond Road Landfill. Costs are as follows: $1 each for more than four passenger tires with DEQ permit $5 each for tractor-trailer tires with DEQ permit

Check out the Recycling Wizard for guidelines to recycle other items: http://cvwma.com/recycling-wizard/

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.

Treehugger.com reminds us that recycling will not fix the fast fashion problem.

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 Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council (CPRC) and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Florence, Kentucky, have announced the release of the jointly produced “Your Bottles Means Jobs (YBMJ)” video. The two-minute video tallies the 3,500 jobs in plastics bottle recycling and related fields in the Carolinas, including bottle sorting, recycled material processing and manufacturing of recycled-content products, such as polyester fiber made from recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles.

From the article in Recycling Today:

“We are pleased to promote recycled plastics processing and manufacturing jobs in North and South Carolina and to see recent investment by industries that facilitate or use recycled plastic material feedstock to create and sustain jobs,” says Chantal Fryer, director of recycling market development for the South Carolina Department of Commerce. “The ‘YBMJ’ video shows us how these jobs add up and is part of an ongoing YBMJ campaign to encourage everyone to recycle just two more bottles each week in support of local jobs.”

She adds, “Although our video is Carolinas-focused, our message of local collection supporting local economies, job creation and infrastructure is relevant across the U.S.”

Your Bottle Means Jobs from Charles Morris on Vimeo.

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 lot of people are wondering if Samsung will repair, refurbish or recycle millions of recalled phones? Its a good question because people spend so much time with their phones these days and a marketing researcher says people are more likely to recycle things they relate to their identity.

In local recycling news, don’t forget about the 2017 VRA 25th annual conference call for papers.
Submit your presentation idea for VRA’s 25th annual conference, Moving Toward Zero Waste, by January 20, 2017.

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.

Anyone in the neighborhood interest in DIY plastics recycling with Precious Plastic V2.0?