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RECYCLE LOCALLY

By taking a little extra time you can make a huge difference. You probably recycle at work; do you recycle at home? Start the habit now! Do you know how and where to recycle in your community?

Fredericksburg King George Spotsylvania Stafford VA Recycling Assoc.
540-372-1023 540-775-3123 540-582-7055 540-658-8680 703-549-9263
The Bell Atlantic phone book (pp 31-32) has great info on what to recycle & where, including lists of drop-off points.

Fredericksburg Belman Road Recycling Center details
The City of Fredericksburg allows residents to sort their recyclables into bins for curbside pick-up:
What to Recycle
What Not to Recycle
How to Recycle
All newspapers & inserts NO junk mail or catalogs Stacked & bundled or put in brown paper bag 
Place on TOP of the bin
Brown cardboard only NO cereal boxes Cut in pieces
Stacked & bundled
Place NEXT to bin
All PET & HDPE beverage containers, plastic containers with 1 & 2 on the bottom

NO plastic wrap, plastic bags NO plastic containers that were used for hazardous materials such as motor oil or anti-freeze

Remove lids & neck rings
Rinse and crush
Place on BOTTOM of bin
All clear, brown and green glass containers NO drinking glasses. mirrors, light bulbs, windows or dishes Remove lids
Rinse, oaky to leave labels
Place on BOTTOM of bin
All aluminum and bi-metal food & beverage cans NO scrap metal, paint cans, aerosol cans, automotive product cans, aluminum foil or pie tins Remove lids
Rinse, oaky to leave labels, crushed cans acceptable
Place on BOTTOM of bin
Motor oil accepted at Recycling Center only NO anti-freeze
NO other oil, or automotive products
Place in a plastic container with a secure fitting lid
Take to Recycling Center at 1200 Belham Rd.
Orange County Recycling Chart click here


Spotsylvania County Drop-Off Recycling Sites
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The Barn
Rt. 601 Fairview & Lewiston Rd.
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Berkley Public Use Area
Rt. 646 Stanfield Rd. 540-582-5504
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Chancellor Public Use Area
Rt. 620 Harrison Rd. 540-786-8285
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Chewning Park Convenience Site
Rt. 606 Post Oak Rd. 540-854-6371
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Lee Hill Convenience Site
Rt. 602 Lee Hill Sch. Dr. 540-898-5026
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Livingston Landfill/Public Use Area
Rt. 602 Massey Rd. 540-895-5030
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Marshall Park Convenience Site
Rt. 608 Mass. Ch. Rd. 540-582-8645
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Mine Rd. Convenience Site
Rt. 636 Mine Rd. 540-898-1421
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Post Oak Convenience Site
Rt. 606 Post Oak Rd. 540-895-9734
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Todds Tavern Convenience Site
Rt. 613 Brock Rd. 540-972-3776
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Wilderness Convenience Site
Rt. 621 540-972-3958
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Winter: 7:00am-5:30pm     Summer: 7:00am-7:00pm
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Recycling Locations Code Key  
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Other recycling ideas that work...
From Helen... I've been taking Styrofoam packing boxes and "peanuts" to the mailing business near Food Lion on Route 1 near the hospital. These items were being thrown out at work and this packing business seems pleased to have them.
From Celia... I use rags for cleaning instead of paper towels. Old socks are great for dusting and polishing, old T-shirts are super for waxing the car!
  I also save all sheets of paper that are only printed on one side - then I use it for brainstorming, playing games, taking notes, test printing, or I cut it into quarters, staple it and use it as memo pads.
From Doris... Habitat for Humanity will benefit from aluminum cans turned in at the Four Mile Fork WISE Co. (behind the blue house at the corner of US1 & Courthouse Rd)
From Mary... I re-use envelopes. The ones that come in the mail as return envelopes I bring to work & use for office-to-office mail. All my friends also know now not to seal birthday card envelops (if being given in person!) and I re-use those as well.
  I also wash out & re-use plastic baggies & the plastic produce bags from Giant. Of course I bring my own canvas bags to the grocery store, but when I forget I use the plastic bags to put my recycling in (as requested by my trash pick up service).
  I save & re-use wrapping paper.
  Send Helen Sanders the ideas that work for you...
From Catherine... The Goodwill store in the "design center" on Route 3 (just east of I-95) takes fabric for recycling.  Just put clean fabric into a bag clearly labeled "RAGS".  It's a great option for garments not suitable for resale, as well as miscellaneous cloth items like old chair cushions or sheets.

Recycling Facts
HOW DO AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT REDUCING, REUSING & RECYCLING??
Newsweek.com's live web vote on question: Do you consistently reduce, reuse and recycle?
(Out of 1,869 responses, 73% said, YES!)
52% --Yes, we should do our part.
21% --Yes, but I suspect it all gets thrown in the dump anyway
15% --No, I think it's a crock.
12% --No,sorry, it's just too confusing & time-consuming
Each week, the average family produces 100 pounds of trash, and we're running out of space to bury it.
Studies show that at least 25% of trash could be recycled!