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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Powhatan Convenience Center Interim COVID-19 Operational Plan

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Effective May 4, 2020 the Powhatan Convenience Center will begin allowing a modified schedule for disposal of “free loads”.    “Free Load” - small amounts of construction and demolition waste generated at a residence may be disposed of at no cost, no more than once per month, provided such waste is limited to the amount contained in one level pickup truck load without supplemental sides. (from County Code Sec 66-32).   Convenience Center employees will track monthly free load by documenting the vehicle, license plate and a description of the individual.  We will forego the citizen’s signature in order to keep social distancing guidelines and limit the hand to hand exchange from employee and citizen.  At this time the Convenience Center will also resume metal recycling and oil/antifreeze/paint collection but will NOT accept any fee-based materials including; tires, appliances or materials in excess of the monthly free load.  Commercial businesses are NOT permitted to use the Convenience Center.

Free loads will ONLY be allowed Tuesday to Friday subject to available capacity.  Any resident attempting to dispose of free load material on Saturday or Sunday will be turned away.  Residents may experience longer than usual wait times to dispose of regular household due to the limited flexibility of the Convenience Center site to separate free load users from regular household users.  Staff may be required to close the free load disposal early due to filling of open top containers until such time as the container can be emptied.

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