Richmond residents praised for waste reduction efforts

Record Staff
Richmond residents praised for waste reduction efforts

According to information provided by the Town of Richmond, the composting and recycling efforts of local residents kept more than 800 metric tons of waste material out of landfills in 2021, and that after having already recorded a banner year in 2020.

In a press release issued late last week, the municipality praised its citizens for their increasing engagement with municipal recycling and composting programs, noting that the amount of recovered waste in the community increased by 79 per cent compared to the previous year, meaning that 186 more metric tons of recyclable or compostable materials were recovered.

The year 2021 actually marked a record for recycling in the municipality. A total of 480 metric tons of recyclable materials were collected compared to 293 metric tons the previous year, an increase of 61 per cent. The volume of compostable materials also increased, going from 328 metric tons in 2020 to 340 metric tons in 2021.
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