Recycling is the third choice of the three R's. First is to Reduce, second is to Reuse and third is to Recycle. This is important to preserve our natural resources. It takes an abundance of raw materials to make many of the products that we consume. By following the three R's, we are both saving the raw materials but also reducing the amount of waste landfilled.
*NOTE*- The blue bags used for the Town of Farmville's curbside recycling program are no longer available.
Residential: The Town has a voluntary curbside recycling program. Both residents and businesses will need to put the recyclables in a 13 gallon clear or white trash bag with a drawstring. These can be purchased at your local grocery store.
Collections are made according to the following schedule: All residents that live east of Main Street, including Main Street (Route 15 and Route 45) and all area on the Cumberland side of the Appomattox River, will be picked up on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. All other areas will be picked up on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
Residential cardboard collection must be called in by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday for pick-up on Wednesday.
Items to be collected should be separated into two bags. In one bag, place your paper products; newspapers, copy paper, and computer paper and in the second bag, place your plastic bottles having numbers 1-7 located on the bottom of the bottle, glass and aluminum cans.
Business/Commercial Establishments: The Town has a mandatory corrugated cardboard recycling ordinance, for business and commercial establishments. Corrugated cardboard collection is made on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cardboard is to be broken down and stacked neatly or tied in bundles to keep from scattering. Cardboard is to be free of all debris. Only corrugated cardboard will be collected and it must be out by 6:00 a.m. on each collection day.
Used motor oil is accepted at the Public Works Department on Longwood Avenue, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and various service stations in Town provide used motor oil drop-off. Check your yellow pages. State Law requires merchants to accepts used motor vehicle batteries or other lead acid batteries for recycling, in exchange for new batteries purchased. Recycling is the required means of handling waste in Farmville.
The Department of Public Works is located at 814 Longwood Avenue. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. You can reach the Department of Public Works by calling 434-392-3331.