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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By properly recycling old batteries, oil, paint, appliances, or construction material you help to reduce toxic waste in the environment.

Each day hundreds of pounds of trash is collected and sent into the county landfill. your participation in recycling helps reduce the amount of material going into our landfill and provides income for Warren County in the form of recycled scrap metal, used oil, certain recyclable plastics, and aluminum. Warren County also recycles newspapers, phone books, magazines, and cardboard.

Did You Know? Warren County has an 80% recycling rate beating many counties in the state of Virginia?  By properly recycling old batteries, oil, paint, appliances, or construction material you help to reduce toxic waste in the environment.

The Town and County provide lists on their websites for what can be recycled:

Town of Front Royal:

Acceptable Recyclable Items

Warren County:

Refuse Collection and Disposal

Recycle the following items at the transfer station or these participating businesses:

Used Batteries:

  • Any Warren County Transfer Station
  • Zuckerman Metals

Used Oil:

  • Any Warren County Transfer Station
  • Shenandoah Motors
  • AutoZone

For questions please contact the Town of Front Royal Public Works Department at 540-635-7819, or send an e-mail to publicworks “at” frontroyalva.com or visit them online for more information at http://frontroyalva.com/

Top 10 Reasons to Recycle

  1. Good for our economy
    American companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.
  2. Creates jobs
    Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.
  3. Reduces waste
    The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it's compacted and buried.
  4. Good for the environment
    Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
  5. Saves energy
    Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.
  6. Preserves landfill space
    No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
  7. Prevents global warming
    In 2000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.
  8. Reduces water pollution
    Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.
  9. Protects wildlife
    Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
  10. Creates new demand
    Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.

Source: The National Recycling Coalition

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Front Royal-Warren County Anti-Litter Council
Warren County Government Center, 220 N. Commerce Ave., Suite 400
Front Royal, VA 22630, Attention: Matt Wendling
Warren County Planning and Zoning Department Phone: 636-3354