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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Recycling Changes Coming

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Radford will no longer accept plastics #3-#7, no Styrofoam and no plastic bags, beginning July 1, 2018 at the recycling drop centers located on Seventeenth Street and 200 George Street.  The recycling changes come from the Chinese market issuing a ban on the import of 24 types of solid waste, which is affecting recycling nationwide.  Currently China takes 35% of United State recyclables, but there is a 25% contamination rate in these products.  Chinese officials are requiring there to be a contamination rate of only .5% on recycled materials imported into China. Standardized signs on the bins will communicate which materials will no longer be accepted.  Questions regarding the changes can be directed to Public Works at 540-731-3605.



Recycling Information

Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority has guide lines for the City’s recycling that we must follow. There are some changes we will be making to comply with the new regulations that MRSWA is implementing. Below you will see a list of acceptable / unacceptable items for the City’s Recycling Program. These new changes will take effect June 1. 2018

Thanks for your cooperation!

Items that will no longer be accepted in single stream recycling:

  • Telephone Books                   
  • Shredded Paper
  • Plastics #3 thru #7
  • Pet Food Cans
  • No Plastic Bags 
  • No Styrofoam

Recyclable Items

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Mixed paper
  • Cereal and snack boxes
  • Girt/Snack boxes (boxboard)
  • Junk mail
  • Glass bottles and jars containers- brown/clear/green
  • PET # 1 plastic bottles, jugs and food containers
  • HDPE # 2 plastic bottles, jugs and food containers
  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Tin/steel cans


For Questions call (540) 731-3605 option #2

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