$4 million grant expands Northern Shenandoah Valley’s recycling infrastructure

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $4 million grant is coming to Winchester and the Northern Shenandoah Valley to expand recycling infrastructure and waste management systems.

The grant is the largest recycling investment in Virginia in 30 years.

Funding will support three primary objectives:

  • Upgrade tire grinding operations leading to marketable, reusable products 
  • Re-establish curbside recycling in towns throughout the region
  • Purchase upgraded recycling receptacles for landfills, convenience sites, and transfer locations to increase recycling capacity and overall operational efficiency.

The project aims to divert 750 tons of tires from landfills and introduce 936 tons of mulched rubber for reuse into the market annually.

Recycling at this magnitude will also result in 11,000 tons diverted from landfills each year and a CO2 emissions reduction of 12.15%.

To learn more about the recycling program in the City of Winchester, click here.

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Frederick County begins construction on convenience center

Construction will begin Monday, November 14th in Gore for Frederick County’s new convenience center.

Construction activity on Sand Mine Road will continue for the next few months.

The project will include the expansion of the facility to improve traffic flow, addition of a trash compactor, and replacement of current collection cans.

These changes will make the site more efficient and eliminate many early closings for weekends or holidays.

Until the work is complete, the location will only accept bagged household trash.

Other materials will be accepted at the regularly operating convenience sites and the landfill.

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Frederick County Landfill is accepting electronic project today 12/22

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The Frederick County Virginia website reports that today Dec.22 until 11 a.m. you can take electronic products to the regional landfill.

Products like Computers and monitors, Cellphones, Adapters, Dry Cell Batteries, Processors, Televisions, VCRs, Fax Machines, Camcorders and more will be accepted.

Some items will not be stored at the landfill but trucked out to be dismantled and recycled.

End user fees are charged to offset cost of safe disposal of items containing lead and mercury.

Companies and residents are encouraged to take advantage of recycling or ecycling to help protect the environment.

Visitors to the landfill are asked to wear face coverings and stay in their vehicles.

You are asked to bring items in pickups or trailers to be unloaded.

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