Wednesday, December 1, 2010

County Board to Expand Solid Waste Recycling Regulations

Hello Yupete,

The Arlington County Board is going to significantly expand the scope of the County's solid waste recycling regulations to include many types of solid waste that are not recycled now. The new regulations will be posted on the County Board's Web site by 5 PM on December 3rd in preparation for the December 11th County Board meeting.

Sandi

10 Comments:

At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Barcrofter said...

There is way too much plastic used in packaging. I would like to see a reduction in the amount that has to be recycled.

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't all the recycled stuff eventually go into a landfill?

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Dennis said...

Recycled polyethylene from milk bottles has many industrial uses.

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard about this and called the County Board. Person who handles constituent phone calls wouldn't provide any information except this will be on the County Board's agenda on December 11th.

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Larry said...

The Chinese are extravagant users of plastic packaging.

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scrap aluminum cans pay the cost of separating the plastic 'recyclables' in many non-profit recycling operations.

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Ordinary Citizen said...

County will unveil plan for using RFID tags in blue bins to....well...to.....well, to do whatever they want to do.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next Chamber of Commerce delegation to visit Shanghai tell the Chinese to stop using a pound of plastic to bubble wrap a 6 ounce item.

 
At 03 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite the introduction of the blue recycling carts for detached homes, the recycling rate for Arlington has actually dropped from 43 percent of total solid waste in 2006 to onll 40 percent in cy 2009. (VA DEQ Annual Recycling Rate Report). Falls Church recycled 58% in '09, Fairfax Cty 40% too.


The county has not changed its ordinance on business solid waste in twenty years, so it's about time to revisit recycling.

Most retail businesses do a terrible job of recycling. Generally only cardboard or cooking oil waste for restaurants.

At the very least, they should recycle bottles, cans, paper, and plastic like us residents do.

 
At 03 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Agenda Item 18.

 

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