The updated Halifax County recycling program has been deployed into the community as of Monday, according to Scott Simpson, county administrator.
The yellow branded boxes with clear labeled instructions have been placed at the five locations including Volens, Turbeville, South Boston, Virgilina and Clover.
The sixth location — the Blue Ridge Regional Jail lower parking lot location, in the town of Halifax — will be deployed soon, Simpson said.
According to Carl Espy, Halifax town manager, at this time, the county recycling program will not include glass items.
As an interim solution, glass only will be accepted through the town’s curbside recycling service. To help keep glass separated during the curbside pick-up, the Halifax Sanitation Department will provide an additional “glass only” recycling bin to participating residents and businesses.
These bins should be left out for alternating curbside pick-up dates — the first and last Wednesday of each month unless modified by holidays, Espy said.
“Our goal is to improve the quality of recycling deliveries to the county’s vendor, Tidewater Fiber Corporation (TFC), then consider re-introducing items such as glass into the product stream,” he added.