What do you do with the recycled items?

Once collected, the material will become the property of County Waste, and they are hauled to recyclable processing facilities around the state and region. The materials are then baled or otherwise processed and sold as a commodity. Per their contract, County Waste is required to ensure that all recyclable items be recycled and that the processing facilities used do not mix single-stream recyclable items with non-single-stream items when sorting the materials.

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1. How often will my cart be serviced?
2. Where should I place the new cart on my pick up day?
3. Can I request a smaller cart?
4. Can I get more than one cart if I would like to recycle a higher volume?
5. How much will it cost me?
6. I live in a house shared by multiple tenants, will we each get a cart?
7. I live in an apartment complex with a dumpster. Will I get a cart?
8. My road is currently not maintained by the City of Charlottesville. Can this be changed?
9. What do you do with the recycled items?
10. What is the meaning of single-stream? I thought it meant you could combine trash and recycling.
11. Why don’t you accept plastic bags?
12. What about plastic lids and caps?
13. What can I do with the items you don’t accept?
14. Do you have a composting program?