Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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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.[1]

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Environmental Preservation

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:[2]

Material Rate increase
Paper 37%
Metal 70%
Electronics 27%
Antifreeze 68%


  1. Web. About DEQ,, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, retrieved June 12, 2012.
  2. 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.

External Links

Official Site