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Posted on: August 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Petersburg Goes Green With Recycling Program

~ City Manager Challenges Residents to Recycle Four Thousand Tons ~

The City of Petersburg has partnered with the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority and Container First Services to encourage residents and businesses to recycle. The curbside recycling program was officially launched in March 2013; however, most recently four recycling signs have been installed around town to motivate residents to participate in the program.

The signs picture a thermometer with a tonnage goal. The City of Petersburg has set a goal of 4,000 tons of recyclables to be collected by July 2015. A total of 1500 tons have been collected since the inception of the program. Signs are located at Lee and Halifax Streets, Washington Street near McKinney, S. Crater Road and East Washington Street, east of Bank Street.

“We are working to make our city cleaner and greener,” said City Manager William E. Johnson, III. “Having these signs displayed around the city motivates and reminds our residents and businesses to recycle more.”

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.

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