There are many services through the Washington County Solid Waste to help keep our communities clean for today and the future. Neil Schwendiman, district manager of WCSW explains the resources available to each resident through the monthly $12 garbage fee. This fee includes weekly garbage pick-up, but also access to electronic waste recycling; a compost program; bi-annual household hazardous waste drop off; recycling through the 'binnnies'; and a paint exchange program.
The Washington County volunteer recycling program helps citizens to recycle certain paper, paperboard, plastics, glass, tin cans and cardboard in 'binnies' located throughout the county. Schwendiman said that the money earned from selling the recyclables goes back to each city to help fund any project it chooses.
"Some of the things the money goes to are: parks and recreation, a tree fund, animal shelter, walking paths and several others," said Schwendiman.
Residents can bring their electronic or e-waste at no extra charge to the landfill to be recycled; businesses pay 25 cents a pound. The WCSW contracts Virgin Valley Recycling to take the e-waste collected, so it does not end up in the county landfill. Virgin Valley will come free of charge and pick up e-waste from residents homes. Call 435.705.8827 to schedule an appointment.
We can all reduce, reuse or recycle and 'Don't Waste Dixie'. To learn more, call 435.673.2813 or visit www.wcsw.org