Halifax County has delivered its first two loads of recycling collections to the Tidewater Fibre Corporation (TFC) facility in Chester this week, according to Scott Simpson, Halifax County administrator. “One delivery was on Monday and was made up of two weeks of collections of solely the South Boston location,” said Simpson. “This delivery was 2.53 tons and was graded as 100% recyclable. This location is our most active site by volume.”
The second delivery was Friday and was made up of two weeks of collections of the remaining five collection sites. “This delivery was 4.32 tons and was graded as 100% recyclable as well,” he added.
The updated Halifax County recycling program was deployed in August. The yellow branded boxes with clear-labeled instructions already have been placed at six locations including Volens, Turbeville, South Boston, Virgilina, Halifax and Clover.
As is labeled on each recycling container at all five landfills, glass items are not being accepted at this time. “From this initial delivery of recyclable products it appears the adjustments we made to the program are working thus far, and the dedication of the citizens of Halifax County to the recycling efforts is evident,” Simpson said. “We thank the citizens for their involvement and encourage them to continue their great commitment to keeping the Halifax County recycling program viable.”