Hanover Access News

Special recycling event for household hazardous wastes, paper shredding tomorrow at Verdi Lane

Hanover County will hold a special recycling event tomorrow between 8 a.m. and noon at the Mechanicsville Solid Waste Convenience Center on Verdi Lane. Hanover County residents will be able to recycle household hazardous wastes and shred up to four boxes (10 X 12 X 18) of personal documents or information at no charge. Electronic waste will not be accepted for recycling at this event. This event is for Hanover County residents only (ID required). No businesses will be permitted. No out-of-county materials will be accepted. Here's the video.

Solid waste centers, county offices and libraries closed on Thursday and Friday

Hanover County government offices and solid waste convenience centers will be closed on Nov. 22-23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library also will be closed on these two days. The library branches and the convenience centers will re-open at their regular hours on Saturday, November 24.

17 citizens receive Community Emergency Response Team training

Hanover County prepares citizens to respond to emergencies in their communities by training them as a Community Emergency Response Team (“CERT”). Seventeen (17) citizens recently graduated from the 13th Hanover County CERT class. These citizens completed five sessions that covered various aspects of preparation for a disaster in their community, including providing medical assistance to victims and, light search and rescue operations and disaster psychology and team organization. The next CERT training class is tentatively expected to be held in the spring. For more information about future CERT classes, please e-mail HanoverCoCERT@gmail.com.

Graduates of the 13th Hanover County CERT class
Chris Kothe, Bronze Valor Award winner, with Sheriff David R. Hines

Sheriff David R. Hines (left) and Deputy Chris Kothe

Hanoverians recognized for Valor

A Hanover County Deputy Sheriff was among those honored at the 29th Annual Valor Awards at the Greater Richmond Convention Center Wednesday. Deputy Sheriff Chris Kothe received a bronze Valor Award for his heroic actions in January, when he observed a large amount of smoke coming from the chimney area of a home and entered the home to alert the occupants, potentially saving several lives. Deputy Kothe also received a Lifesaving Award from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police on Wednesday. The Retail Merchants Association also honored the family of the late Hanover Fire/EMS Lt. Brad Clark, who died in the line of duty in October, and other firefighters injured in the tragic incident.

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