New Recycling Rules

Effective immediately Prince William County has imposed the following restrictions for recycled material on Charlie and Son, our trash and recycling hauler and, accordingly, on us as users of their services. For more information on the County’s decision please refer to http://www.pwcgov.org/news/pages/Immediate-Changes-to-Recycling-in-the-County.aspx

Acceptable recyclable materials

  • Clean #1 and #2 plastic. If uncertain on these codes, search “recycling categories” on the internet. Material must be clean. If not, dispose as routine trash. Charlie & Son will not clean for you.
  • Clean aluminum and tin
  • Mixed paper to include newspapers and cereal boxes.
  • Cardboard, but no section larger than 2’ x 2’. Must be able to fit in recycle bin.

Unacceptable material for recycling

  • Glass of any type
  • #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 plastic.  

Litter is Everyone’s Concern

This winter has included several windy days and, unfortunately, these days have occurred on recycle Mondays. This exacerbates an already ongoing litter problem that Hunters Ridge experiences. The HOA is not staffed to collect this litter and the cost to contract to have the litter collected would raise annual dues considerably. With this in mind, residents are encouraged to pick up litter when they see it whether it’s in their yard or not. They are also encouraged to weigh down recyclables on recycle Mondays when wind is expected. Refilled water bottles work very well. Please help the HOA in keeping Hunters Ridge free of litter.

Snow Removal and Plowing

Reminder, all of the streets in Hunters Ridge are state roads and, as such, maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). This includes snow plowing. The HOA does not provide this service. If a resident has questions or concerns regarding snow removal they should contact VDOT directly at 800-367-7623.

Slow Down or Pay the Price

Hunters Ridge continues to experience speeding problems; especially since the streets were repaved. The HOA continues to look for ways to slow speeding drivers down as evidenced by the introduction of speed tables several years ago. Recently, at the HOA’s request, the County Board of Supervisors approved our request to designate the entire community as subject to an additional $200 fine for speeding. That means that a driver ticketed for going 40 MPH in Hunters Ridge will pay a $361 fine ($6 per MPH over limit + $71 court cost + $200 extra fine). Based on earlier County studies in the community, vehicles are regularly driven well in excess of 40 MPH. The HOA has recently contacted the Prince William police and requested an increased level of speed monitoring. Prior enforcement “pushes” qualitatively revealed that the speeding problem is not exclusively cut-through traffic as is frequently assumed. A large number of residents or their visitors or their contractors were ticketed. Please slow down. Speeding gets very expensive!