Charlottesville Makes Changes to Recycling Services
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
People who live in Charlottesville can start tossing all their paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass into one bigger recycling bin.
City public works crews delivered the last of the new single-stream recycling bins to neighborhoods Monday. The wheeled bins come in three sizes: 35, 65, and 95 gallons. Starting Tuesday, crews will collect recycling every two weeks, instead of weekly, on the same day as trash pickup.
“We know people had more stuff that could be recycled. With this, you don't need to worry about rain or weather that can be a really big deal. So we think this is great. There isn't anything more we can think of to do right now,” said Judy Mueller, director of Charlottesville Public Works.
Charlottesville expects to save about $200,000 with the new collection system. The city is allowing customers one free change to switch to a smaller or bigger bin.