Saturday, August 13, 2011
- Recycling aids the planet and your pocketbook (Aug. 10, 2011)
- Roanoke rolls out effort to make recycling easier, rewarding (Aug. 2, 2011)
After writing about Roanoke's recycling program recently, I was inundated with calls and emails from Roanoke County residents who wish they had curbside pickup. The county does not offer that service because it would be too expensive to cover all 250 square miles.
Some readers also did not know where they could drop off their recyclables, so I checked the county website and found that mixed paper, aluminum and plastics #1 and #2 are collected at these sites:
- Cox Communications, Fallowater Lane
- Hollins University
- Hidden Valley High School
- Oak Grove Elementary School
- Glenvar Middle School
- William Byrd Middle School
The website instructs residents to call 857-5050 for more information regarding glass recycling.
Still not as convenient as curbside pickup, I know, but hopefully this information will help.
-- Lindsey Nair