Trash and Recycling Collection
Due to the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4, residents are reminded that trash and recycling will be picked up one day later for residents who normally receive services on Thursday. Collection on Monday, July 1, through Wednesday, July 3, is on the regular schedule.
Regular collection day Holiday collection day
Monday No change
Tuesday No change
Wednesday No change
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection
The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Drop-Off Center, located at 3224 Colvin Street, will be open as usual on Monday, July 1st. Normal hours of operation are every Monday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Recycling & Trash Reminders
These items can be recycled and placed in your recycling cart each week:
– Empty Aerosol cans (that dispense things like shaving cream and spray starch)
– Empty Cartons (juice and milk containers)
– Bound books (consider donating or reusing)
For a complete list of recyclable items or more information visit: alexandriava.gov/Recycling.
These items can’t be recycled in the residential program and should be placed into the trash, so they do not contaminate other recyclable materials.
– Plastic bags (return them to the grocery store)
– Flexible food pouches (often with zip-lock tops)
– Styrofoam (disposable cups, containers, blocks, and shipping materials)
Recycle Right: picnic supplies aren’t recyclable in the City’s programs
Summertime is a great time for a picnic, yet picnic supplies aren’t recyclable even if there is a recycling logo stamped on the item. Plastic utensils, cups, plates, tablecloths, and paper napkins should be thrown away as regular trash. Also, if you are recycling paper bags that have held food items, please make sure they are empty, clean, and dry. Those little packets of ketchup and mustard create a mess! For more information on Recycling Right visit alexandriava.gov/Recycling.
Connect with T&ES on Facebook!
Are you connected with the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) on Facebook? Would you like to follow T&ES on Twitter? Social media is an easy way residents can connect and engage to get up-to-the minute information about programs, projects, services, community outreach, meetings, and more. The T&ES Facebook page shares information on topics such as transportation planning, trash and recycling service, road work and maintenance, traffic, infrastructure and engineering projects, Eco-City Alexandria and environmental initiatives, emergency cleanup efforts, and more. To connect with this Facebook page or learn more about City social media sites, visit: alexandriava.gov/SocialMedia.