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Halifax County’s recycling shipments pass muster

SoVaNow.com / September 16, 2019
Halifax County’s recycling program is back on track, based on the early returns with the resumption of shipments to the county’s vendor in Chester.

County Administrator Scott Simpson reported Friday that THC Recycling gave a 100 percent grade to two shipments of recyclables that left the county this week. The first delivery was shipped out Monday and consisted solely of waste materials collected over a two-week span at the South Boston landfill convenience center, the most active by volume. That 2.53-ton load was graded 100 percent recyclable, said Simpson.

A second shipment, made up of two weeks of collections at the other five recycling sites in the county, went out Friday and also was graded 100 percent recyclable. That second load weighed 4.32 tons, Simpson said.

“From this initial delivery of recyclable products it appears the adjustments we made to the program are working thus far, and the dedication of the citizens of Halifax County to the recycling efforts is evident,” Simpson stated.

After the recycling program was suspended in April, the county upgraded the signage on recycling collection bins, and repainted the boxes a bright yellow to set them apart from standard green trash bins. Halifax also cut the number of sites where recycling is an option to South Boston, Halifax, Virgilina, Turbeville, Volens and Clover.

With the new signs, residents got a clearer idea of what can and cannot be recycled — accepted items are cardboard and paper, plastic containers, and aluminum and metal cans. Glass bottles are no longer accepted, and plastic bags of all kinds are a no-no.

“We thank the citizens for their involvement and encourage them to continue their great commitment to keeping the Halifax County Recycling Program viable,” stated Simpson of improvements to the program.



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