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


Rinse, wash, reuse

If you are like us then you have acquired quite the random collection of reusable bags from cotton, to linen, canvas and possibly even ones made from reusable plastic bottles. It’s great to have a bunch, it ensures that you won’t ever be caught juggling leaving the grocery store. But, we have a question for you, did you ever think about the number of bacteria that could be lingering on your bags? Gross! Check out some tips below for cleaning those bags. 

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Reusable Bags Like You Have Never Seen Them Before

We all talk about the importance of bringing reusable bags to the grocery store and the many design options but have you heard about the many uses of reusable bags? They can be used for more than just grocery runs in their traditional form…..but thanks to a lot of awesome people out there they are not just offered in their traditional form anymore! Check out 5 “new age” reusable bags.

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Reusable bags will save the world

Do you often wonder what more you can do to make a difference for our fight for a sustainable planet? Well, our opinion is that there are two simple things you can do to make a big impact. First, one is trying to live by the 6 Rs and the second is to show others you care. There are so many ways that these two world-changing goals can be accomplished and if you have more ideas, please share them with us! 

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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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