Time to Break Out Your Rakes and Clear Plastic Bags . . . Leaf Collection Begins November 16
York County has just announced the dates for this year’s leaf collection program – Monday, November 16 to Friday, January 29. Residents on public streets may put an unlimited number of clear bags of leaves to the roadside on Monday of their collection week. For this program, the County is divided into a northern zone and a southern zone with collections occurring on alternating weeks. For complete program details, visit the website
or read this week’s press release
Regional Industrial Facility Association Announces Solar Farm in York Co.
Just last week, the Eastern Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority (EVRIFA) approved the acquisition of 432-acres of land—former Commonwealth of Virginia property—and leased a portion of the property for development of a solar energy facility. Six of the 10 regional ENRIFA partners are funding the costs associated with this project and will share in the revenues that result from the construction of the solar facility and potential future development elsewhere on the property located on Penniman Road in York County. Complete details are available on the EVRIFA website
Governor Northam Expands Rebuild VA Business Grant Program
The Rebuild VA grant program, designed to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, is expanding its eligibility criteria and increasing the amount of grant money businesses may receive—from a maximum of $10,000 to a high of $100,000. Rebuild VA is now open to all types of Virginia small businesses that meet size and other eligibility requirements. Information on this and other grant programs is available on the York County Economic Development website
Drug Take Back/Shred Event a HUGE Success
Last Saturday’s drop off was a tremendous hit with residents who waited in their cars to safely dispose of prescription medications and personal paperwork. The final tally is in with 11,200 pounds of papers shredded/recycled and 306 pounds of medications collected! Also, residents were invited to donate items for the food pantry and plastic bags for recycling: 844 pounds of non-perishable food items were donated and an estimated 40 pounds of plastic bags were collected. Visit the Waste Management website
for more recycling news.