More opportunities to go green in Shockoe Bottom

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's an effort to make the river district a little greener.

Venture Richmond and the downtown neighborhood association have partnered up and added two new community recycling dumpsters.

They are located at the 17th street farmers' market and in the La Difference parking lot at 15th and Dock streets.

Organizers say so far the downtown program is meeting its goal of helping the environment.

"The restaurants are using it, the businesses are using the, residents are using them," said Lucy Meade. "The volume has really been quite good and the next phase is to work on recycling food composting."

For more information on this project or about hosting a community recycling dumpster on your property, contact Venture Richmond at 788-6458.

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