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Chesterfield County to privatize recycling

CHESTERFIELD Co., Va. (WWBT) — Starting next year, Chesterfield County will privatize its recycling, moving to a “subscription-based” model.

Chesterfield, along with 12 other locations around central Virginia, has participated in the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority since its inception in 1991.

With the current contract due to end next year, the county has asked CVWMA for proposals for a new contract.

“Based on this research, the county asked CVWMA to procure a model subscription service program. This service model best fits Chesterfield’s long-standing approach to curbside recycling and minimizes the need for local government to play a ‘middleman’ role,” said a Chesterfield newsletter.

Chesterfield said that after participating in the procurement process and careful consideration, the county “has concluded that citizens can most cost-effectively access curbside recycling through a direct relationship with private carriers.” “.

Chesterfield’s contract with CVWMA ends July 1, 2023. Residents and businesses can switch to private carriers at any time.

To facilitate the transition to the private sector, Chesterfield County created a website citizens to make the change.

Chesterfield will still offer depot recycling at its north and south convenience stores.

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