MANASSAS, VA, January 6, 2013 –American Disposal Services, who is nearing completion of their single stream recycling processing facility, The American Recycling Center, and the Town of Purcellville are proud to announce that 65 gallon recycling carts will be available, at no additional charge, to any Town resident who receives curbside recycling collection, upon their request.
Following the success of a recycling cart pilot project, implemented in the Hirst Farm section of Purcellville, the Town Council has decided to extend the distribution of 65 gallon recycling carts town-wide, starting on January 1, 2014.
Loudoun Valley High School student and Girl Scout, Anna Broshkevitch, aided in the completion of the pilot program.
Broshkevitch, who was endeavoring to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, proposed her ‘Slash the Trash’ program to the community in early 2013. The goal of the program was to increase Purcellville’s recycling participation by 15%. She contacted American Disposal Services for aid with the project; however, due to the small size of the recycling receptacles available to the town’s residents at the time, the community didn’t have the capacity to reach that goal.
The project was altered to gear efforts toward obtaining larger carts with the capacity to hold more recyclable materials. She teamed with representatives from American Disposal and in conjunction with their ThinkBeforeYouThrow® outreach program, organized a network of volunteers from the community who went door to door and took a survey from all Hirst Farm residents.
The survey resulted with roughly 50% of residents signing up to participate in the targeted pilot program and receive larger carts. Upon completion of the six month trial period, the Town of Purcellville and American Disposal deemed the pilot a success, resulting in available carts, upon request, for any Town resident who receives curbside recycling service.
For more information or to request a 65 gallon cart, please call American Disposal Services at 1-866-884-8700
American Disposal Services is a family owned and operated, Single Stream recycling and waste collection provider servicing communities, commercial offices, construction sites and local businesses in Virginia, Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. In addition to being the largest privately owned recycling and waste hauler in the greater Washington metropolitan area, American Disposal Services is a leader in the promotion of green practices in Northern Virginia and actively educates customers and the community on how to dispose of waste and recyclable materials through the ThinkBeforeYouThrow® outreach program.