How Localities Rank in Recycling

By Alex Bahr
Capital News Service

Here is the percentage of solid waste recycled in every city and county in Virginia during calendar year 2006, according to the state Department of Environmental Quality.

Rank Solid Waste Planning Unit Recycling Rate
1
Vienna (Town)
55.1
2
Southeastern Public Service Authority (Counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton; Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach)
55.0
3
Falls Church (City)
51.7
4
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (Counties of Charles City,
Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George; Cities of Richmond, Hopewell, Colonial Heights and Petersburg)
46.3
5
Lynchburg (City)
46.0
6
Newport News (City)
45.7
7
Arlington County
42.7
8
Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (County of Stafford
and City of Fredericksburg)
40.4
9
Fairfax (City)
39.4
10
Herndon (Town)
39.1
11
Caroline County
38.3
12 (tie)
Bedford County
37.8
12 (tie)
Bristol (City)
37.8
14
Bedford (City)
37.5
15
Roanoke (City)
37.2
16
Prince William County
37.0
17
Vinton (Town)
35.7
18
Fairfax County
35.3
19
Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (Counties of Essex, James
City, King & Queen, Mathews, Middlesex, and York; Cities of Hampton, Poquoson, and Williamsburg)
34.5
20
Thomas Jefferson PDC (Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson;
City of Charlottesville)
34.3
21
Salem (City)
34.0
22
Culpeper County
33.6
23
Wise County
32.7
24
Spotsylvania County
31.3
25
Alleghany Highlands
31.0
26
Franklin County
30.5
27
Loudoun County
30.2
28
Roanoke County
29.3
29 (tie)
Appomattox County
29.1
29 (tie)
Cumberland Plateau Regional Waste Management Authority (Buchanan, Dickenson and Russell Counties)
29.1
31
Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren and Page; City of Winchester)
28.8
32
Augusta –Staunton-Waynesboro
28.7
33
Mount Rogers PDC (Counties of Bland, Smyth, Washington, and Wythe)
28.2
34
Danville (City)
28.1
35 (tie)
Gloucester County
27.7
35 (tie)
Martinsville (City)/Henry County
27.7
37
Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (Montgomery County, Blacksburg
and Christiansburg)
27.3
38
Manassas (City)
27.0
39 (tie)
Highland County
26.9
39 (tie)
Nottoway County
26.9
41
New River Resource Authority (Counties of Pulaski and Giles; City of Radford)
26.2
41
Tazewell County
26.2
43
Craig County
26.1
44
Greater Rockingham
25.7
45
Harrisonburg (City)
25.4
46
Fauquier County
25.3
47
Amherst County
25.2
48
Amelia County
24.9
49
Rockbridge – Lexington – Buena Vista
24.5
50
Alexandria (City)
24.3
51
Pittsylvania County
23.9
52
Louisa County
23.8
53
Campbell County
22.2
54
Buckingham County
22.1
55
Northern Neck PDC (Counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and
Westmoreland)
20.2
56
Scott County
19.7
57
Carroll-Grayson-Galax
19.2
58
Botetourt County
18.5
59 (tie)
Rappahannock County
18.1
59 (tie)
Southern Crater Region (Counties of Dinwiddie, Greensville, Surry, and
Sussex; City of Emporia)
18.1
61
Southside Regional PSA (Counties of Charlotte, Halifax and Mecklenburg)
17.4
62
Orange County
16.6
63
Accomack County
16.3
64
Bath County
15.8
65
Prince Edward – Cumberland
15.3
66
King George County
13.2
67
Lunenburg County
12.2
68 (tie)
Floyd County
11.0
68 (tie)
Lee County
11.0
70
Madison County
10.5
71
Patrick County
10.2
72
Manassas Park (City)
9.9
73
Brunswick County
8.5
74
Northampton County
7.6
  Statewide
38.4

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