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Recycling Fee Coming To Chesterfield County - wtvr

There are 76 comments on the WTVR story from Jun 19, 2010, titled Recycling Fee Coming To Chesterfield County - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

If you live in Chesterfield County, you can expect to fork over a little bit of extra cash next month.

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Sammy

Richmond, VA

#63 Jun 26, 2010
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!

Fiscal Year 2009

FY09 tons collected in curbside recycling program - 13,730
FY09 average pounds per set-out per household - 30 lbs.
FY09 participation rate - 54.6%
FY09 set-out rate - 40%
FY09 cost of the program -$1,921,064.00

Just an idea, can the entire recycle program be set up right there at the dump??????????

Most don't recycle.
Most don't know what is recycleable.
Better than 99% of all trash goes to the dump.

Rather than special containers, curb clutter, thousands and thousands in gas money, probably 10 county desk jobs if not more, fees to residents, and over all failure of a system. Can employees work at the dump to collect the recyclables as the trash is brought in? Pay all 6 of them well but they will and easily can squash that silly amount posted for fy2009. Hundreds if not thousands of tons of trash can be recycled for far less money this way. Isn't saving the environment the goal??? Come on people!!! This is easy.
james haines

Chesterfield, VA

#64 Jun 27, 2010
we wish to opt out of the curbside recyceling program. is this the proper way to do it???
james haines

Chesterfield, VA

#65 Jun 27, 2010
how does one opt out of the recycling program?

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#66 Jun 27, 2010
Jennifer

Mobile, AL

#67 Jun 28, 2010
So how do you opt out? My salary has just been cut so I don't have the extra money now!

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#68 Jun 28, 2010
Jennifer wrote:
So how do you opt out? My salary has just been cut so I don't have the extra money now!
See the post above
teachnforlife

Richmond, VA

#69 Jun 30, 2010
I will probably just collect all of my recycling and take it with me to Whole Foods twice a month when I do my shopping trip there. I know it's not that much money for the county recycling but I disagree with it in principle.
Dave

Richmond, VA

#70 Jul 2, 2010
I will not participate in this recycle progra any longer. It is so sad we can try to do good and be charged for it.
It is not the money so much as the principle. Find another way to steal our money. You can do it!!!!
Pat

Richmond, VA

#71 Jul 5, 2010
How do we opt out of the fee? We live less than two miles from the recycling site so we can take it there for less than $25 a month and I don't want to pay the fee since we are on a fixed budget.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#72 Jul 5, 2010
Pat wrote:
How do we opt out of the fee? We live less than two miles from the recycling site so we can take it there for less than $25 a month and I don't want to pay the fee since we are on a fixed budget.
Read Post # 27.
udonodon

Richmond, VA

#73 Jul 5, 2010
The fee is $25/YEAR based on the current number of participants. When the fee goes into effect, there will be fewer people recycling and the cost per home will be higher, so the fee will be raised. Then more people will drop out, and the cost per home will go up and the fee will be raised, so more people...you get the idea. Come on Chesterfield this is basic business modeling. I am VERY disapointed there are other options to cut your costs but not kill recycling.

Time to elect some officials that have business sense.
trikworm

United States

#74 Jul 8, 2010
It is just more creative fees to go along with the countys creative spending.....Sportsquest...the picked up recycling is sold for profit! So the county thinks I should pay them to pick up what they are selling
....Creative but no thanks. The death of recycling!!!!!!
Brian

United States

#75 Jul 12, 2010
According to the county website, there is no charge to take recyclable materials to the landfill. http://www.chesterfield.gov/content2.aspx...
And, you can actually MAKE money by taking own aluminum cans to a metal recycling place.
Brian

United States

#76 Jul 12, 2010
Angie wrote:
Umm they are going to charge you to take it to the facility too people. 7$ a trip.
According to t the website, there is no charge for recyclables at the facility, so far...
http://www.chesterfield.gov/content2.aspx...
SSD

Richmond, VA

#77 Jul 20, 2010
I have no objection to the annual fee, however, I feel that Chesterfield needs to expand their program to include more plastics w/ numbers 3 thru 7. I have heard recently that Amherst County and around the Lynchburg area has expanded their plastic collection. Should the state capital area be up to par with this?
Jenn

Johnson City, TN

#78 Jul 25, 2010
This is the stupidest thing I have heard of. People want to recycle to help the community and do for the greater good and now we are going to be charged for it!!!!! Ridiculous!

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