Recycling

SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING @ THE RESEARCH PARK
AND OTHER DISPOSAL INFORMATION
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Tenants and guests no longer need to separate paper from plastics or metals. All recyclables may now be placed in any of our recycling receptacles. Blue and green recycling bins are located inside each building and large black carts are available at each of our outdoor Recycling Zones. Bins and carts are labeled with the universal recycling symbol.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Inside the building: Sort trash and recyclables into appropriate containers. Trash cans are to be used for non-recyclable waste ONLY, no recycling in trash cans. All recyclable waste should be placed in the green and blue recycling bins with no separation required.
  • Outside the building: Place all recyclables into black recycling carts located inside the Recycling Zone. Sheds are to be used for bagged trash ONLY, no recycling in sheds. Whenever possible, empty recyclables from your bags into outdoor bins and reuse youRecycler bags.

RECYCLABLE:

  • Plastics labeled #1 and #2
  • All paper, glass and metal products
  • Shredded paper (placed in sealed bags)
  • Magazines, catalogs, junk mail
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, retail packaging)

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTED:

  • Plastics labeled #3 - #7
  • All Styrofoam (food waste, packaging)
  • Plastic bags (accepted at grocery stores)
  • Items or bags weighing over 80 lbs.
  • Hazardous material

RECYCLING TIDBITS:

  • Cardboard MUST fit into recycling bins. If it doesn’t, tenants must take them to the outside black recycling bins as this is not part of the housekeeping scope. All packaging material and trash must be removed from cardboard (by tenant) before placing into bins or baler.
  • The VTCRC does not recycle pallets. Tenants are responsible for disposing of these off property. Please do not put pallets in dumpsters. RTC can be contacted for removal at a fee.
  • The VTCRC does not recycle printer toner cartridges, but New River Office Supply will accept them: New River Office Supply: 2605 Research Center Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060 | 540-552-6611
  • Town of Blacksburg - Soft plastic recyclable information  
  • Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (recycling, universal waste (telephones, monitors, etc.), household hazardous waste, solid waste (construction, dead animals, pallets)
  • SciMed Waste: Medical Waste Management - SciMed Waste ensures proper pick-up of regulated medical waste from your facility with convenient pick-up schedules tailored to your needs. Their team of experts will help you navigate compliance issues, government guidelines, as well as, relevant rules and regulations. www.scimedwaste.com

Sustain Blacksburg
http://sustainableblacksburgva.org

CONTACTS:

  • Program Administrator : RTC Enterprises:  540-266-4445
  • VTCRC Facilities Contact : Eddie Williams: Email | 540-961-3600

RECYCLING ZONES:

Zones