Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Solar Compactors and Recycling Units
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Location(s): Richmond, Virginia
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
The City of Richmond will use Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds to purchase and install solar compacting and recycling units, which will be used to replace current traditional refuse-only receptacles available in public places in Richmond. The funding will enable the Department of Public Works to purchase the first street level public recycling units in the city. Each unit will have a 50-gallon recycling capacity and trash compactor capable of decreasing refuse to 15%-20% of its normal volume. By being placed where no recycling receptacles were available before, this purchase will greatly increase recycling by citizens.