Charlottesville Pilot Recycling Program Results Revealed
The city of Charlottesville announced the results of its pilot recycling program Thursday and revealed where the program is headed.
The city gave people in the Greenburg neighborhood bigger bins in the hopes of making recycling more convenient. They say the containers paid off and recycling increased 32 percent.
Now they have plans to roll out the program to other neighborhoods this summer. Charlottesville City Council Member Dave Norris says this is all on track to continue Charlottesville's mission of going green.
"We try to pull as much material out of the waste stream and this program today is one more step in that process by providing these larger bins that are more convenient, that reduce contamination, and that are free to the consumers so we can make it easier to have people participate in the free curbside program," said Norris.
The next neighborhoods to take part will be Belmont and Woolen Mills.