Old Dominion recycling rates top 40% for 2010.
Reporting by all 71 solid waste planning units within the state is compelled by a 1989 statewide recycling mandate. The planning units must meet a minimum of 25% diversion, but have steadily improved year over year. The 2010 numbers represent a 3% improvement over 2009.
“This significant improvement reflects the ongoing support by Virginians for recycling in their communities,” said Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director David K. Paylor, via press release.
Paylor suggests the increase in recycling rates may be due to convenience––Virginia introduced single steam recycling in 2009.
Doesn’t really matter, does it, whether the reason is convenience or conscience. As long as the recycling rates in Virginia are increasing.