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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 12, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before. 

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Oct. 12, 2023:   

Curious Commonwealth asks: How much of my recycling actually gets recycled?
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart

At the Tidewater Fibre Corporation’s 60,000-square-foot facility in Chester, Senior Vice President Matt Terrell explained how the recycling process works. Better known as TFC Recycling, it’s one of the largest recycling companies in Virginia — serving about 600,000 homes.

“Typically, we have about 200 or so tons that come into the facility,” Terrell said. “It's about 80 to 85 truck trips a day.”

At a spot called the tipping floor, trucks come in and dump their loads. Then, everything is separated into piles: cardboard in one spot, plastic and glass in another.

But not everything that arrives can be recycled.

Hanover school board reviews books, restroom policies
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

The Hanover County school board recently made appointments to its Library Materials Committee and reviewed potential changes to an existing student restroom policy in accordance with the Virginia Department of Education’s model policies released earlier this year.

Although the motion to appoint committee members was passed unanimously, some parents voiced issues with the board’s books policy. Implementation of the proposed trans model policies could be voted on in November.

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