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Transfer Station sets new recycling rules

The Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority on July 1 changed its drop-off recycling program, impacting what items Mathews residents can recycle at the Mathews County Transfer Station and Convenience Center located on Route 14.

According to Cecil Taylor, Transfer System Supervisor of the VPPSA, the transfer station is now only accepting #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jugs. These items include water and drink bottles and shampoo, soap and detergent bottles. Those who wish to recycle these items are asked to empty any remaining liquids and rinse food residue from them and to also remove and throw away the lids.

Other items that can be accepted for recycling include glass bottles and jars, metal cans, mixed paper, and corrugated cardboard.

VPPSA had to stop accepting plastics labeled #3 through #7 because the vendors will no longer process them. Items that cannot be accepted in this program include motor oil bottles, other automotive fluid bottles, pesticide bottles and Styr...

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