A curbside recycling program in Altavista is growing. The curbside recycling program started with 40 households in July the number has now increased to 56. The project is a 12-month pilot; and officials for both the recycling company and town are pleased that the venture is exceeding their expectations. Some participants were able to get in on a free or reduced rate. The cost is now $15 a month. Altavista doesn’t get any revenue from the program. According to the Altavista Journal, the materials collected go to a recycling company in Madison Heights, where they are baled, and then to a sorting facility.