Department of Environmental Services
Posted on: 07/02/2013 01:40 PM
AMELIA COUNTY CONVENIENCE CENTERS
JULY 4TH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
All remote sites will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in observance of Independence Day. The Amelia Landfill front gate green boxes will be open as normal. The sites will reopen on Friday, July 5th from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Posted on: 05/24/2013 12:47 PM
AMELIA WINS AGAIN!!
May 21, 2013
Congratulations Amelia County!! You have once again received awards from the Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) for you efforts in promoting recycling and litter control. The 2013 Award for Excellence in Recycling was presented to Amelia County for Outstanding Rural Innovation and Outstanding Litter Prevention. The awards were presented at the 2013 VRA conference on May 8th in Virginia Beach. This is the 4th year that Amelia County has received awards from the VRA for our recycling and litter control programs. These awards go out to each and every one of you who work to make Amelia County a wonderful place to live by doing your part to recycle, prevent litter and improve your environment. Thank you! You earned it!
Amelia County now operates a single stream recycling program. Single stream recycling simply means that you may collect all of your recyclable materials together - no sorting required! It’s more convenient for citizens and recyclable materials collectors and haulers and everything is ultimately separated once it reaches the recycling process center in Chester.
At each of the five (5) convenience centers, and at the public access area of the Maplewood landfill, there is a recycling bin that can accept newspaper, mixed paper, #1 & #2 “narrow neck” plastic bottles, green, brown & clear glass containers, and aluminum and steel cans). You may collect all of these items together and place them in any of the compartments.
Don’t forget that the recycling bins have compartments on both sides. If you find one side full, just walk around to the other side and you should find plenty of space for your recyclable materials. Or if the first door you come to reveals a full compartment, walk to the other end of the bin and check that compartment.
There are also large white metal recycling bins located at each convenience center labeled “CLOTHES & SHOES” for the recycling of textiles. Clothing, shoes, sheets, towels, curtains, etc. can be recycled in these containers.
A newspaper only bin is also located at each convenience center (except Deatonville) to raise funds for Amelia Patrons for Animal Welfare, a local humane organization that supports the Amelia County Animal Shelter.
Blue bins for the recycling of plastic bags have been placed at the Maplewood landfill, the Pleasant Grove, Epps Lane and Mannboro convenience centers or they may be taken to Food Lion for recycling in special recycling bins located near their entrance doors.
Other materials such as used motor oil, automotive batteries, computers & electronics, and white goods/appliances can be recycled at the Maplewood landfill and tires can be recycled for a fee. Call 561-3004 or check at the main office at the landfill for details on where you should take these items.
Computer ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phones and rechargeable batteries can be recycled at the Amelia County Administrator’s office.
Other recycling programs are available throughout Amelia County that local non-profit organizations have established and benefit from:
The Friends of the Library accepts used books to sell for funds to benefit the James L. Hamner Public Library and its outreach programs. Movies, CD’s and DVD’s are also accepted.
The Amelia County Fire Department Auxiliary Clothes Cottage accepts used furniture, household items and clothing to donate to victims of fire or to sell to benefit the volunteer Fire Department.
The Amelia Thrift Store also accepts donations of used furniture, household items and clothing with the proceeds from sales going to support local charities.
The Lions Club collects eyeglasses and sunglasses for people in developing countries.
Amelia Presbyterian Church collects canceled stamps that it sells to support missions in other countries.
Several local automotive businesses also accept materials for recycling such as used motor oil and automotive batteries. Call for details.
And please remember to buy recycled! This “closes the loop” on recycling and makes the whole process a success. If we recycle our used materials but do not buy products made from recycled materials, we are short-circuiting the system and it will ultimately fail. Check paper products and packaging for recycled content, buy door mats for your home or business and seep hoses for your garden made from recycled tires, and purchase clothes and carpet made from recycled plastics.
If you have any recycling questions, please call us at 561-3004.
Amelia County Recycles!
Because Amelia is too good to waste!
Ray York (Environmental Resource Manager) and Patty Averett(Litter Control and Recycling Coordinator) are responsible for inspections and code compliance at both the Maplewood Landfill (Waste Management) and County Green box sites, as well as, managing Amelia's extensive recycling program. Additionally, Ray and Patty conduct educational programs, manage the County's litter control grants, investigate litter complaints and conduct County wide cleanups, including the annual Spring Clean-up. The environmental Resource Office is located at 20221 Maplewood Road Jetersville and the office phone number is (804) 561-3004 or (804) 561-3039.
REDUCE - REUSE, THEN RECYCLE
Amelia County Recycling Information
The following materials can be recycled at any of the six trash collection/recycling centers (Greenbox Sites) located in Amelia County and listed above:
Other Recycling Information
Several Amelia churches & non-profit groups also operate Newspaper only recycling bins.
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