In the Daily News Record, an article discussed Harrisonburg's current recycling program. The article states that the city is "examining recycling programs in nearby localities." In the meantime, we will continue to drop off the recycling off of Beery Rd. The city discussed collecting addresses of people who are using the recycling center. The idea is that the city could add drop off bins close to concentrations of people actively recycling.
The reason we lost our recycling program is because China banned some of it's trash imports. Essentially, China was re-purposing the recycled material at a profit but was not able to use dirty recycled goods.
So how can you help?
First of all, if you want to increase chances of drop off bins close to your house, keep recycling! Also, organizing drop offs with you neighbors could help as well. Most importantly, make sure your recycling is clean. Clean recycling will best increase the chances that organizations can profit from the recycling and will help create more convenient options for consumers.
Finally, consider getting more involved with the local Goverment. One great way to start is by attending Harrisonburg's citizens academy.
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