James City County Announced Hike in Curbside Recycling Rates

SEATTLE (Recycling Monster): James City County announced hike in curbside recycling rates, effective August bills. The customers will see an increase of between $7 and $10.50 per month in their bills, it said. The customers who use autopay or bill pay are required to ensure that the payments are in accordance with the hiked rates.

The County noted that it has been forced to increase the rates, owing to unprecedented rise in administrative and contract costs for curbside recycling. The proposed fee hike will make the service self-supporting, it noted. This is the first hike in charges since the inception of the program in 2019.

In a recent podcast hosted by the county, Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer for JCC said that the county residents recycle more than 7 million pounds of recyclable materials every year, which in turn leads to significant savings of natural resources and landfill space. Currently, around 12,000 customers take part in the curbside recycling program.

Jennifer Wheeler, Deputy Director for the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority (VPPSA) stated that the capacity at its landfills is limited and that recycling, which helps to preserve the environment, happens to be the best way to divert from the landfills.

The County offers curbside recycling services to its customers in partnership with TFC Recycling.


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