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Today, City Manager William E. Johnson, III joined city staff and representatives from Central Virginia Waster Management Authority (CVWMA) and Container First Services to announce the substantial increase in the tonnage of recyclables collected since the program’s launch in March 2013. The City Manager set a goal of 4,000 tons of recyclables to be collected by July 2015. To date, the City is proud to announce that 3,200 tons have been collected.
The curbside recycling program was officially launched in March 2013; and in 2014 four recycling signs were installed around the city to motivate residents to participate in the program.
“We are continually working to make our city cleaner and greener,” said Johnson. “Thank you to our residents and businesses for helping us to reach our goal and we encourage everyone to continue recycling.”
Residents are encouraged to recycle more and take advantage of the city’s curbside recycling program. The following items are able to be recycled: cardboard, mixed paper, steel and aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars.
For more information on City of Petersburg services and programs, please visit www.petersburgva.gov. For more information on CVWMA’s recycling program, please visit www.cvwma.com.