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Friday, May 4, 2012

Solid Waste Collection Information


Solid Waste & Recycling Announcements
·   Holiday Solid Waste Collection Announcements
·   2012 Spring Clean-Up Schedule
·   Mulch Delivery Information
·   Mercury Thermostats & Thermometers Collection
·   Wax-coated Paper Now Recyclable
·   Refuse Collection Information

Trash and Recycling Collection
Due to the Memorial Day holiday on May 28th, residents are reminded that trash and recycling will be picked up one day later during this week than regularly scheduled.
Regular collection day                    Holiday collection dayMonday                                               Tuesday
Tuesday                                               Wednesday
Wednesday                                         Thursday
Thursday                                             Friday
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection
The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection drop-off center will be closed on Monday, May 28th for the holiday. 

Normal hours of operation are every Monday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. located at 3224 Colvin Street.

‘Spring Clean-Up’ – Saturday, May 5 - Area 4

Residents located in Area 4 who receive the City of Alexandria’s refuse collection services are reminded to clear out household clutter this Saturday, and place unwanted bulky trash and metal items at the curb. Visit to view a map and determine if your household is in Area 4. Remember, the City is divided into four collection areas and each area is assigned a unique Saturday date in April or May when City crews will collect items in that area. Metals should be separated from other items since City refuse crews will be making a special collection for these materials.

Area 1 - April 14, Saturday Collection - Completed

Area 2 - April 21, Saturday Collection - Completed

Area 3 – April 28, Saturday Collection - Completed

Area 4 – May 5, Saturday Collection   Saturday

Leaf Mulch Available for Delivery or Pickup at 4215 Eisenhower Avenue!

Free leaf mulch and wood mulch is currently available to City residents for pickup at the leaf storage facility located at 4215 Eisenhower Avenue.  Normal hours of operation are Mon-Sat, 7 am to 3:30 pm. Mulch delivery is available by appointment for a nominal delivery charge.  For additional information, questions, or to schedule a delivery call 703.746.4410 or 

Mercury Collection Event Information-Receive a $5 Gift Card

During the month of May, residents who turn-in mercury containing devices such as thermostats or thermometers will receive a $5 gift card for any Giant Grocery Store courtesy of Covanta Energy. Items may be dropped off at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Center located at 3224 Colvin Street on Saturday or Monday, from 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.   (Note: Fluorescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent lights are collected at the Center, but are not eligible for gift cards.)  For more information, please visit and choose the Quick Link for Household Hazardous Waste.

Wax-coated Paper Now Recyclable

Items such as wax-coated orange juice and milk containers (gable-topped) and wax-coated frozen food containers are acceptable in the City’s residential recycling program. for more information.

Refuse Collection Starts an Hour Early

To avoid the heat of the summer, refuse collection shifts to ‘warm weather hours’ and will start an hour earlier starting May 1st and continue until September 30.  All refuse should be placed out for collection prior to 6:00 a.m. Visit for more information.

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