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Waste Management Kicks Off New Curbside Recycling Program in Virginia City

Waste Management will provide all residents with blue 96-gallon carts.

Albermarle, Va., will roll out a new every other week curbside recycling program beginning July 10. Waste Management will provide all residents with blue 96-gallon carts on wheels as well as curbside single-stream collection service.

Accepted Items include: Office and school papers, catalogues, brown paper bags, junk mail, glass bottles and jars (brown, clear, green and blue), plastic bottles/containers, magazines and newspapers, aluminum foil and food trays, cans (steel, tin and aluminum), phone books, corrugated cardboard and box and paper board.

The Stanly News & Press has more:

Albemarle Mayor Ronnie Michael said the program is a win-win.

“This is an addition that is needed to decrease our carbon footprint that started with the voluntary recycling that is already taking place in the city,” Michael said in a press release.

Waste Management will provide all residents with blue 96-gallon carts on wheels as well as curbside collection service.

City Manager Michael Ferris said Albemarle is excited to be providing residents of the city with curbside recycling.

“We are always looking for ways to increase recycling and preserve the life expectancy of the city’s landfill,” he said. “Curbside recycling is an important and vital part of this process.”

Read the full story here.

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