Resource Recovery Announcements
• Spring Clean-Up Schedule
• Mulch Delivery – Place Orders Now
• Grass Clippings Collected with Yard Waste
• Alexandria Earth Day – Saturday, April 29
• Wedding Plans: More fun, less stuff
Spring Clean-Up Schedule
Residents that receive City refuse collection services are eligible to receive Spring Clean-Up on a Saturday in April or May. Residents are encouraged to clear out household clutter and place unwanted bulky trash and metal items at the curb on your neighborhood collection date. The City is divided into four collection areas and each area is assigned a specific Saturday. Metals and electronics should be separated from other collection items, as they will be picked up during a separate collection. Please do not set out yard waste. To view a map of your neighborhood collection date, visit: alexandriava.gov/RefuseCollection
Area 1 – Saturday, April 22
Area 2 – Saturday, April 29
Area 3 – Saturday, May 6
Area 4 – Saturday, May 13
Mulch Delivery – Place Orders Now
The weather is getting nice, so don’t forget to plan your mulch delivery now! Orders can be placed for mulch deliveries throughout April and 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 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mon. through Sunday., 4215 Eisenhower Ave. There is a $50 delivery charge for either a half truck load (3 CY) or a full load (6 CY). For more information visit: alexandriava.gov/YardWaste.
Grass Clippings Collected with Yard Waste
Residents that receive City refuse collection services should separate yard waste including grass clippings from regular trash for special collection. Yard waste should be placed next to your trash container in a reusable container with a ‘Yard Waste Only’ decal attached or paper yard waste bag for special collection on your regular refuse collection day. Remember, grass clippings placed in plastic bags cannot be collected for composting and will be disposed of as trash. For more information visit alexandriava.gov/YardWaste.
Alexandria Earth Day – April 29
This year’s celebration will be held at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme is ‘Clean Water Starts With YOU!’. The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. For more information visit: alexandriava.gov/EarthDay
Wedding Plans: More fun, less stuff!
Spring is a time of flowers, warm sunshine, and for some of us, weddings! Traditionally, brides and grooms-to-be create a gift registry to guide and coordinate gift selection from family and friends. If you happen to be planning a wedding or know someone who is, consider an alternative registry that emphasizes relationships, community, and sustainability rather than good ole, store-bought stuff. For more information visit: www.newdream.org