Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality aims to protect and enhance Virginia's environment and to promote the health and well-being of the Commonwealth of Virginia's citizens.
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In 2011, the Virginia DEQ announced a 33.8% recycling rate for the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. This was a 4.6% increase from the 2010 level of 29.2%. Additionally, the DEQ found the following rate increase:
- Web. About DEQ, Virginia.gov, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, retrieved June 12, 2012.
- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Thomas Jefferson Region Exceeds Required Recycling Rate in 2011 and Shows Improvement Over 2010. N.p., 11 June 2012. Web. 12 June 2012.