Resource Recovery Announcements | News Release | City of Alexandria

• Holiday Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Announcements
• Dispose Household Paints Properly
• Donate or Sell Unwanted Books
• Recycle Computers and Cell Phones

More Information:
• Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, Resource Recovery Division 
• Eco-City Alexandria Initiative 

Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection
Due to the Labor Day holiday on September 7, 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 day
Monday                                         Tuesday
Tuesday                                        Wednesday
Wednesday                                   Thursday
Thursday                                       Friday

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection
The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Drop-Off Center, located at 3224 Colvin Street, will be closed on Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day holiday. Normal hours of operation are every Monday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dispose Household Paints Properly 
Remember, oil based paint is considered to be hazardous waste, please dispose of these materials at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste center located at 3224 Colvin Street.  Latex paint is not considered a hazardous waste and can be discarded with your regular trash, as long as it is completely dried. To speed drying, leave tops off and add kitty litter. For more information, visit

Donate or Sell Unwanted Books 
Do you have old or even new books that you’d like to get rid of?  The Alexandria Library accepts book donations at all library locations. Also, consider selling books to a used-book dealer for cash or store credit.
Recycle Computers and Cell Phones
Have you recently purchased a new computer or cell phone, and tossed the old one in a closet or junk drawer? Don’t let these unused gadgets just gather dust around the house, recycle them!  Computers and old cell phones have recyclable materials, and can also be reused. Drop them off at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics center located at 3224 Colvin Street for either recycling or reuse.  For more information, visit

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