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What is “Source Separated Recycling” and where does it go?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling | Comments Off on What is “Source Separated Recycling” and where does it go?

What is “Source Separated Recycling” and where does it go?

              There are three types of recycling, each with their own pros and cons: All-In-One: All trash and recyclables are disposed of in one container with no separation. This material then proceeds to a sorting facility to sort out the recyclables. Pros: Requires no active participation from the user and is the most convenient. Cons: The potential for contamination is extremely high, due to co-mingling with trash, and contaminated materials require extra processing or are rejected and sent to landfills. Single Stream: All recyclables,...

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Composting at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Compost, Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling | Comments Off on Composting at Ivy MUC

Composting at Ivy MUC

Composting of household food waste is now available at the Ivy Material Utilization Center. The food waste is collected by Black Bear Composting (BBC); they turn the collected food waste into compost at their commercial composting facility in Crimora, VA. BBC’s services are contracted and paid for by RSWA. This service is free to residents and is located in the Citizens Convenience Center area. Businesses will be charged the $178 per ton composting tipping fee and will be required to drive over the scales into the Transfer Station....

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