Laziness costly

An easy way to be environmentally conscious is to separate your trash. Flatwood gets paid for separated recyclables including cardboard, but there is a cost to haul away mixed refuse.

It is a missed opportunity to benefit the earth (and Rappahannock County’s pocketbook) when cardboard and other recyclables go into the big refuse container.

Mike Millan

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  1. I found the below online but not sure it is the most current as it had no dates.

    Glass bottles and jars; aluminum, steel and tin cans; and plastics (#1-#7) now go into one container. This is called “single-stream” recycling. All items must be empty.

    Newspapers, magazines, and office paper all go into one container. No strings or plastic bags.

    Batteries — all rechargeable, alkaline, and lead-acid batteries (please see Attendant when bringing these items).

    Used oils and oil filters, anti-freeze, fluorescent bulbs, and electronics (please see Attendant when bringing these items).

    Cardboard — All types. Please flatten before placing in container.

    Disposal fee charged on the following: Any Freon-containing device and all tires must be taken to Amissville facility only!

    Amissville facility hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30am – 5:30pm
    (Closed: Sunday) – (540) 937-3337

    Flatwood facility hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00am – 7:00pm,
    Saturday, and Sunday 9:00am – 7:00 pm
    (Closed: Tuesday and Thursday) – (540) 987-8985

  2. Agreed! We all have a responsibility to do our part in our own households to limit our contribution to the enormous trash problem we have. I’ve recently gotten into Norwex products which also make it possible to use less/no paper towels, no chemical laden cleaning products, reusable straws (do you KNOW how much damage our straw addiction is causing?). Ask me about it. Do your part.

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