SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A recycling company is looking for a few people willing tocommit to paying $12 a month for recycling service in Suffolk.
TFC Recycling has almost reached its Earth Day goal of getting3,000 households to sign up for "Big Bin" recycling.
The Chesapeake-based company will provide participants with arecycling container, similar to the trash containers the cityprovides.
Participants will be able to dump a wide variety of materialsinto the cans from cardboard and mixed paper to plastic and glassbottles. The materials will be picked up twice a month on trashday, according to a representative with the company. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT CAN AND CAN'T BE PUT IN THE BINS.
About 1,900 people so far have said they're willing to pay forthe service, but Ed Farmer, the company's vice president, expectsthat number to drop slightly when the company starts collectingbilling information.
Farmer encourages people who have not yet decided on the programto go ahead and sign up. He said, "If [you're] on the fence, get innow."
After Earth Day, the company will evaluate the numbers and begincontacting those who expressed an interest in participating, gathertheir payment information and billing will begin.
Farmer is convinced that once the program starts, more peoplewill sign up as they see others participating in the program.
To register online for curbside recycling, or for moreinformation, visit www.tfcrecycling.com/suffolk .
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