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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Solid Waste & Recycling Announcements


Solid Waste & Recycling Announcements

* Holiday Solid Waste Collection Announcements
* Mulch Delivery Information
* Refuse Collection Information
* Recycling ‘Tip of the Month’ – Donate Unused Sporting Equipment
* Household Hazardous Waste – Does Your Lawnmower Work Properly?

More Information:• Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES), Solid Waste Division • Eco-City Alexandria Initiative
Trash and Recycling CollectionDue to the Memorial Day holiday on May 27, 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 CollectionThe Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Drop-Off Center, located at 3224 Colvin Street, will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.  Normal hours of operation are every Monday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Leaf Mulch - Available for Delivery & Pickup Orders can be placed for delivery of mulch throughout May. Delivery dates and times are limited, and appointments are on a first come first served basis. Remember, mulch is free to residents and available for pick up at 4215 Eisenhower Avenue, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Gates close at 3:30 p.m.). There is a $40 delivery charge for a half truck load (3 CY) and full load (6 CY). Please call 703.746.4410 to schedule a delivery. Visit for more information.
Refuse & Recycling Collection Starts an Hour EarlyTo avoid the heat of spring and summer, refuse and recycling collection shifts to ‘warm weather hours’ and pickup operations will begin an hour earlier.  Starting, May 1 until September 30, all refuse and recycling materials should be placed for collection prior to 6:00 a.m. Visit for more information.

Recycling ‘Tip of the Month’ – Donate Unused Sporting EquipmentDo you have unused sporting equipment that might have been used during last year’s sports season, but is now lying in the back of the closet unused?  Many local sports leagues collect equipment, and it can be exchanged or reused as needed.  Consider donating this unused equipment and sporting gear locally, or in a Used Clothing Donation Box near you.  For reuse networks or local organizations visit more information.
Household Hazardous Waste – Does Your Lawnmower Work Properly?Draining old gas from a lawnmower and changing dirty motor oil keeps lawn care equipment running properly each season.  Make sure to properly dispose of these materials, by bringing them in separate containers to the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Center located at 3224 Colvin Street.  If you change the spark plug and cutting blade, throw away the spark plug as garbage and drop-off the cutting blade as scrap metal at the Covanta Facility located at 5301 Eisenhower Ave. for more information.

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