OUR INAUGURAL CITY PARTNERS

Within a week of officially launching, The Recycling Partnership selected its 4 initial city partners: Richmond, VA, Columbia, SC, Florence, AL, and a fourth city that will be announced later this year.

 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Richmond, VA is converting their recycling program from bin-based collection to a 96-gal cart-based program. In coordination with The Recycling Partnership, the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA), and Tidewater Fiber Corporation, 61,497 households will receive carts, technical assistance and education and outreach. Conversion to carts will facilitate implementation of pay as you throw.

Benefits of New Material Recovered in Richmond over 10 years:

Water: 338 million gallons saved
Energy: 1.8 million MBTUs saved
GHG: 143,500 Metric tons of CO2e saved
Economic Value: $6.5 million

COLUMBIA, SC

Columbia, SC is converting their recycling program from bin-based collection to a 96-gal cart-based program; as carts are distributed, bins will be redeployed to multifamily units. In coordination with The Recycling Partnership and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 34,834 serviced households will receive carts, technical assistance and education and outreach.

Benefits of New Material Recovered in Columbia over 10 years:

Water: 236 million gallons saved
Energy: 1.2 million MBTUs saved
GHG: 100,000 Metric tons of CO2e saved
Economic Value: $4.5 million

FLORENCE, ALABAMA

Florence, AL is transitioning from a bin-based collection program to a cart-based program. Leveraging funding from the Recycling Partnership and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, 14,527 serviced households will receive carts, technical assistance and education and outreach.

Benefits of New Material Recovered in Florence over 10 years:

Water: 86 million gallons saved
Energy: 460,000 MBTUs saved
GHG: 37,000 Metric tons of CO2e saved
Economic Value: $1.6 million

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