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Bulk Recycling and Other Collection Services Soon Returning to Alexandria

TES reopening phases are timed to align with Northam's "Forward Virginia" plan

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Alexandria, VA – Want to get rid of that yard waste the way you used to do? Have more recycling than will fit inside the city-issued cart? There is great news! Collection services will be expanding soon.

Services were limited a few months ago in response to the coronavirus. The Transportation and Environmental Services (TES) reopening phases are timed to align with Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s (D-VA) “Forward Virginia” plan.

The dates for reopening and services descriptions follow. This information, however, is subject to change.

  • Online mulch delivery ordering is now open, with deliveries slated to begin the week of June 15.
  • The Household Hazardous Waste Facility returns to normal hours of operation (Mondays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, June 8.
  • Curbside yard waste collection will resume on Friday, June 19. Yard waste materials will be collected on Fridays only, rather than on regular residential trash collection days, until further notice. The final day of operation for the City’s temporary drop-off site for yard waste will be June 12.
  • Collection of refuse and recycling materials placed outside of City-issued carts will resume on Monday, June 15. This includes items typically considered “bulk” (such as furniture), as well as collection of metal and appliances, which must be scheduled through Alex311.
  • Citywide street sweeping will resume on Monday, June 15. However, enforcement of residential “No Parking” rules related to street sweeping remains suspended. Crews will work around parked cars to the best of their ability; however, residents who are able to move their vehicles to accommodate street sweeping equipment are encouraged to do so.
  • Farmers’ market food waste drop-off remains suspended until further notice.

To see a chart of the TES phases, click HERE.

ICYMI: Northern Virginia to Remain in Phase One Until Further Notice



Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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