Southeast Virginia Authority May Alter Collections

Date: September 26, 2002

Source: News Room

About 15,000 residents of the southeastern Virginia communities of Smithfield, Windsor and Suffolk may see major changes to their curbside-recycling program in 2003. The Southeastern Public Service Authority is considering changing the pickup method to avoid replacing expensive trucks and equipment. The newest recycling truck in the SPSA's fleet is about 11 years old, and the SPSA Board of Directors began re-examining curbside pickup because it was facing millions of dollars in replacement costs for a program that had lower-than-expected participation. Only about 30 percent of households in SPSA's service area regularly bring their plastic bins to the curb.

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