Roanoke Valley Resource Authority will stop accepting residents’ drop-off garbage at Tinker Creek, Salem transfer stations


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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Valley Resource Authority will stop accepting waste from residential customers at its Tinker Creek Transfer Station and Salem Transfer Station in effort to minimize contact with the public and reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.

This goes into effect Monday, March 23.

The authority services Roanoke, Salem, Vinton and Roanoke County.

The authority’s customers are granted 12 free garbage drop-offs a year, said Dan Miles, the chief executive officer. He said on average 150 customers drop off their garbage at a transfer site during the week. On Saturday, the number of customers grows to 1,000.

Miles said residents who usually use the service are people who do not want to wait for the scheduled day their locality picks up the trash.

Miles said the measure will help to protect the public and employees from the coronavirus.


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