Resource Recovery Announcements | News Release | City of Alexandria

Resource Recovery Announcements

• Trash & Recycling Collection Resumes Regular Collection Hours
• Trash & Recycling Collection for Columbus Day, October 10
• Leaf Collection Starts October ?
• Trash carts for Old Town Residents
• Recycling Your Packing Materials
• Recycling: if you are not sure, throw it away as trash
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Return to Regular Hours for Refuse & Recycling Collection

Effective October 3, refuse and recycling collection services return to a 7 a.m. start time.
To avoid heat related injuries during the summer, collection started one hour earlier.  Trash and recycling should be placed out for collection prior to 7 am. on your designated collection day.

Trash and Recycling Collection – Holiday Schedule

Due to the Columbus Day holiday on October 10, residents are reminded that trash and recycling services will be delayed for pickup by one day.

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 will be closed on Monday, October 10 for the Columbus Day 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.

Leaf Collection Starts October 31

As leaves start changing colors and dropping to the ground, it’s time to start thinking about leaf collection. The City’s leaf collection program starts October 31 and runs through December 30.  Remember, there are three ways to recycle your leaves each season: rake leaves to the curb for vacuum collection; place leaves in paper leaf bags for curbside collection; or compost leaves and yard waste on-site. If you don’t know your leaf collection zone, forget your collection date, or need more information visit alexandriava.gov/LeafCollection or call 703.746.5323.

Trash Containers for Old Town Residents

Traditionally, Old Town residents have not received a trash container provided by the City. This fall, due to popular demand, the City will be distributing standard 64-gallon wheeled containers to Old Town residents.  Residents will be given an opportunity to ‘opt-out’ and not receive a container.  For more information visit alexandriava.gov/RefuseCollection

Recycling Your Packing Materials

There are many materials that you may use during a move that can be disposed of after you’re unpacked, simply put them in your recycling cart and move it curbside on your regular collection day. For cardboard boxes, please remove all shipping materials, flatten, and place boxes next to your recycling cart.  Plastic wrap can be included with plastic grocery bags and recycled at your local grocery store.  For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/ResourceRecovery.

Recycling: If you’re not sure, throw it away as trash

We all want to do our part and recycle as much as we can, but some packaging and containers are not recyclable at this time.  Unless you are sure that an item is acceptable in the City’s recycling program, it is best to throw it away as trash.  Unwanted items mixed with recyclables take a lot of time and effort to remove.  Take a little time and investigate what is acceptable in the City’s recycling program.  For a list of acceptable items visit alexandriava.gov/Recycling

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