Plastic Bags & Styrofoam Recycling
Due to marketing limitations in our region, the McInitire
Recycling Center must regretfully suspend the collection
of plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam effective May 1,
2015. All vendors from whom we receive quotes are discontinuing the inclusion of these wastes in the #3
through #7 plastics, based on depressed global economy
conditions affecting the recycling market. By suspending
plastic bags and Styrofoam, we are able to maintain service
for all other #3 through #7 plastics, and have been
assured by our vendors those materials will be used to
make recycled end products within the United States.
There is no change to #1 plastics and #2 plastics. We ask
that you continue to sort these plastics separately to
help us maximize recycling revenue to help keep the Center
RSWA will continue to monitor the recycling marketplace
and hope to restore the acceptance of plastic bags and
Styrofoam at such time the recycling market economy
improves. In the meantime we encourage you to bring
your own bag "BYOB" as you shop to reduce use of plastic grocery bags, or if necessary drop off plastic bags at
your local grocer.
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Public Notice for Albemarle County
The Albemarle County Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee, a committee created by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, meets every other Tuesday through the spring and summer of 2015. Meetings are held at the County Office Building, McIntire Road, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. For more information please contact Matt Reges at email@example.com.
The Albemarle Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee is a separate committee from the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority's Citizens Advisory Committee and these meetings are not meetings of the Citizens Advisory Committee. The Authority's Citizen Advisory Committee is presently inactive.