State law and regulations implemented through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) require that each city, county and town or a region achieve an annual recycling rate of 25%, and achievement toward that goal be reported annually. Regional reports are required to include recycling information for all residential, commercial and institutional activities within the region. Each city and county in Hampton Roads has enacted an ordinance requiring the reporting of recycling rate information.
The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission staff prepares the annual recycling rate report for the Hampton Roads’ jurisdictions served by the Southeastern Public Service Authority of Virginia (SPSA). This area includes the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach; the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton; and the towns of Boykins, Branchville, Capron, Courtland, Ivor, Newsoms, Smithfield and Windsor.
On February 10, 2012, HRPDC staff requested recycling data from a broad range of public and private organizations and companies in the SPSA service area. The accuracy of the information reported to the HRPDC is very important in determining the amount of recycling that occurs in the region and to ensuring that the region complies with state requirements. To comply with state deadlines, these entities were requested to provide this information by March 30, 2012.
If your company or governmental agency did not receive a request, please contact John Carlock, HRPDC Deputy Executive Director at 757-420-8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.