Located 15 miles north of Richmond and home of Ashland Street Parties and the Strawberry Faire, Ashland is Verde’s smallest community, but it’s big on recycling. Ashland residents have been enjoying the savings offered through our Recycling Perks program since January of 2013 and are rolling in savings from almost 200 regional businesses that offer unique discounts to local recyclers.
Ashland has been called the "Center of the Universe"! Residents of the “Best Place to Raise Your Kids” in Virginia (2009, Bloomberg Business) get the chance to shop at great local businesses and help save the planet by recycling every other week. Residents love to recycle and get rewards!
VERDE’s partnership with the City of Ashland began through our flagship offering, Recycling Perks, and continues to grow as we discover new and innovative ways to encourage recycling in this award-winning city.
VERDE’s full complement of services is a part of the City’s robust recycling education and outreach effort. We utilize Green Media to create media campaigns that impact the way residents recycle at home and beyond. Our Green Community is employed to design and create materials that are used to educate residents, schools, and more. The Green Team is actively involved in the community and encourages residents to recycle more and recycle correctly as they encounter residents at events, meeting, and in their everyday lives. They also work closely with local businesses who are our trusted reward partners. Green Data is a core component of our services for the City. We use the City’s raw data to create reports that clearly illustrate the “greening” of the City.