City aims to clean up recycling act

Posted October 4, 2017 by webadmin

Richmond News

If you toss a glass jar in your Blue Box or fail to adaquetly clean out that peanut butter container, you may be getting a visit from the City of Richmond.

Starting this week, city teams will be conducting random audits of residential Blue Box and Blue Cart recycling and providing residents with recycling tips to help promote improved understanding of how to recycle materials correctly. …

“The key to recycling is that the better the quality, the higher the value for these materials and the easier they are to sell. It’s more difficult to find buyers to purchase recycling that’s contaminated,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. Moreover, the more money the city can sell its recyclibles for, the less residents have to pay in utility fees. …

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