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James City agrees to new, more expensive, curbside recycling contract

James City agrees to new, more expensive, curbside recycling contract

James City County and the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority agreed on a five-year $1.8 million contract for curbside recyclables collection. While citizens are expected to foot the increased cost, the details on how they will be billed, and how much, are still being hashed out.

The upcoming contract is a marked increase in cost compared to the current five-year collection contract between the county and the service authority. James City earmarked $525,767 for the contract in the the fiscal year 2019 budget.

The increase comes as a result of a Chinese ban on imports of recyclables from the United States. China announced a ban on certain materials in 2017 and expanded...

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