Ashland, VA

Ashland, VA


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Located 15 miles north of Richmond and home of Ashland Street Parties and the Strawberry Faire, Ashland is Recycling Perks’ smallest community, but its big on recycling. Ashland residents joined the Recycling Perks family in January 2013 and are rolling in savings from nearly 200 regional businesses offering them unique discounts for their recycling efforts.

Ashland

Recycling Perks, The Program


Ashland is the “Center of the Universe”! Residents of the “Best Place to Raise your Kids” in Virginia (2009, Bloomberg Business) get the chance to shop at sweet local businesses and help save the planet by recycling every other week. Ashland may be small but it’s big on recycling!

Ashland is part of the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority so Ashland residents can find much-needed waste and recycling information on the CVWMA-Ashland page. Recycling in Ashland is every other Monday. If you need a reminder emailed to you about recycling collection day, use the collection reminder tool found in your Recycling Perks My Account page.

Recycling carts are GREEN and trash carts are GRAY.

Recycling Perks welcomes Ashland businesses to participate in the rewards program by offering a discount to local recyclers. The program is free for businesses to participate and more information can be found by clicking here.

KNOW WHAT IS RECYCLABLE IN YOUR CITY


Download this helpful guide to better understand the rules of recycling with Central Virginia Waste Management Authority.

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Blog Entries


Understanding Microplastics

When plastic enters our world, it never really goes away. From the day it is manufactured, plastic crosses into a never-ending cycle, continuously re-entering our lives. Plastic slowly breaks down over time into increasingly tinier pieces called microplastics, no larger than a grain of rice (less than 5mm). They never truly go away. These plastic pieces can be found in many aspects of our lives, and are so prevalent that they are hard to avoid. 

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Stop the rain!

We just shared with you an article about how microplastics have been found to be falling with the rain in some areas. And it’s ok if it scares you, it scares us too–we’re all in this together.

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Can “just one” equal 7 billion?

We know numbers can be boring, but in the case of plastic, they can be staggering! Poly, our plastic friend, tried his best to help you conceptualize what the effect of “just one” can be.

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The plastic bas is already in the fish

Plastic bags can be harmful to our wildlife in multiple ways. The two biggest are becoming entangled in the plastic or mistaking the bags for food. You may ask why those silly animals are eating plastic.

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