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Resource Recovery Announcements | News Release | City of Alexandria

Resource Recovery Announcements

• Holiday Collection Announcement
• Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics
• Spring Clean-Up Schedule
• One-hour Early Start for Trash & Recycling Collection
• Celebrate National Public Works Week: T&ES Open House
• Mulch Delivery Information
• Smart Food Shopping Reduces Waste

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

Trash and Recycling Collection
Due to the Memorial Day holiday on May 29, 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, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Normal hours of operation are every Monday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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 – complete
Area 2 – Saturday, April 29 – complete
Area 3 – Saturday, May 6
Area 4 – Saturday, May 13

One-Hour Early Start for Trash & Recycling Collection 
Refuse and recycling collection will shift to ‘warm weather’ hours. Pick-up operations begin an hour earlier starting Monday, May 1.  This change helps collection crews avoid the high mid-day heat of summer. Remember, refuse and recycling materials should be set out by 6 a.m. on your regular collection day and location.  For more information visit alexandriava.gov/RefuseCollection .

Celebrate Public Works Week: T&ES Open House: 
Transportation & Environmental Services will host its inaugural open house on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Join us, rain or shine, at 2900 Business Center Drive. Meet the staff who keep Alexandria mobile, clean, and safe, climb into interesting machines, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and learn about waterway quality.  For more information visit alexandriava.gov/TES

Mulch Delivery – Place Orders Through June 
Orders can be placed for delivery of mulch through the end of June.  Delivery dates and times are limited, and appointments are on a first come first served basis. There is a $50 delivery charge for a half truck load (3 CY) and full load (6 CY). Remember, mulch is free to residents and available for pick up at 4215 Eisenhower Ave. Staff refills mulch bins  from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday,   For more information visit: alexandriava.gov/YardWaste.

Smart Food Shopping Reduces Waste
Americans throw away 40% of the food they purchase according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Growing, processing, and distributing food uses valuable resources such as fertile soil, fresh water, and fuel. Rotting food in landfills creates gases that contribute to climate change.  Food waste can be reduced by planning a weekly menu, then creating a shopping list based on the menu, making smart use of the freezer, and eating ‘left-overs’ before they go bad. For more information, visit: http://www.savethefood.com/

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