How do I get a new recycle bin in Fairfax County?
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Does Virginia have recycling?
Common recyclables in Virginia include: paper (newspapers, corrugated cardboard, office paper, mixed paper), metal (scrap, aluminum, tin cans), plastics, glass, yard waste (composted or mulched), waste wood, textiles, waste tires, used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, auto bodies, construction waste, demolition waste, …
Do you pay for recycling?
Recycling costs money because the material must be hauled and managed before it can be used in new products. A service fee is paid to have your garbage picked up at the curb, transferred, and buried at a landfill. Similar to the costs of waste hauling, it also costs money to pick up, transfer, and process recyclables.
Is recycling cheaper than landfill?
Well-run recycling programs cost less than landfills and incinerators. The more people recycle, the cheaper it gets. Recycling helps families save money, especially in communities with pay-as-you-throw programs. Recycling generates revenue to help pay for itself, while incineration and landfilling do not.
Can you recycle pizza boxes in Virginia?
Food contaminated items such as pizza boxes or aluminum foil are not accepted. Any food left on your containers may attract pests to your recycling bin. Food residue also contaminates the materials and make them recyclable.
What items go into recycle bins?
- Rigid Plastics/Bottles. – Any plastic bottles or containers found in your kitchen.
- Paper and Cardboard. – Cereal/snack cardboard boxes. …
- Metals. – Tin, aluminum, and steel cans.
- Glass. – Food containers or jars. …
- Loose Plastic Bags. – Plastic shopping bags. …
- Polystyrene Foam Cups or Containers. …
- Soiled Food Items. …
What plastics can be recycled in Virginia?
The only types of plastic that are required to be recycled in Fairfax County are plastic bottles and jugs. Some companies also collect additional plastics (e.g., margarine tubs, yogurt containers) at the curb. Participation is voluntary.