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Trash and Recycling

Regular Trash Pick-Up

What?
Household or garden trash.

How?
Household trash should be secured in plastic bags not exceeding 50 pounds in weight.

Brush should be cut to lengths of 4 feet or less with limbs no larger than 6 inches in diameter and tied together.

Yard debris should be placed in bags or containers not exceeding 35 pounds in weight.

Where?
One of the designated areas.

When?
Please put your trash out by 8:00 am on pick-up days and not the night before.  Trash is normally collected between 8:30 and 10:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays except on the following holidays:

New Years Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Trash is collected the next scheduled day after a holiday.

Cost?
None.

 

Special Trash Pick-Up

What?
Furniture, appliances, large or bulky items, or other non-household trash.

Furniture and household items smaller than 2 cubic yards in volume may be placed on the street curb the morning of a regularly scheduled trash pick-up.  There is no charge for the removal.

The pick-up and removal of all larger furniture, household items and appliances must be scheduled with Garvin & Sons in advance.  There will be a separate charge for this service.

What?
Christmas trees.

Christmas trees will normally picked up during the first 2 weeks of January, and the specific pick-up date will be posted in the garages and emailed to homeowners.  All tinsel and ornaments must be removed from the trees, and the trees must not be placed in bags.  There is no charge for the removal.

 

Recyclables

What?
Newspapers, paper, flattened cardboard, glass and plastic.

Where?
Please dispose of recyclables in the marked recepticles in the garages.  Please place flattened cardboard boxes and packaging material next to the recycling bins. 
Please do not include recyclables with your regular household trash.

Recycled trash pick-up is on Thursdays.

Cost?
None.

Privacy Warning

Please use caution when disposing of private or confidential materials. There are no assurances of privacy with respect to any trash put out for collection.

Paper refuse may be sorted out from other garbage by our trash collectors prior to final disposal. Accordingly, we strongly recommend the use of a document shredder or other similar device.

Beware of dumpster divers and other identity thieves.

         

City of Alexandria
Recycling Drop-Off Centers


What?
The City of Alexandria maintains 4 drop-off recycling centers for the collection of aluminum and steel cans, plastic jugs and bottles, glass bottles and jars, newspapers and magazines, office papers, cardboard, and paperboard.

Where?
S. Whiting Street (at Tower Court)
3540 Wheeler Avenue
4251 Eisenhower Avenue
Jones Point Park

When?
24 hours a day, 7 day a week.

Cost?
None.

 

City of Alexandria
Solid Waste Drop-Off Center


What?
The City of Alexandria does not maintain a public land fill. However, it does operate a "Citizen Drop-Off Center for Trash" that accepts any combustible trash, including furniture and other large items.

This does not include liquid waste, medical waste, hazardous waste, explosives, batteries, or non-combustible items such as bricks, concrete, dirt, and demolition debris.

Where?
Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility,
5301 Eisenhower Avenue (across the street from the Van Dorn Metro Station). Proof of residency in the City of Alexandria is required.

How?
City residents may make one refuse delivery of 500 pounds or less once a week.

When?
Weekdays, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 6:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Cost?
None.

More Information?
703.370.7722

 
 

City of Alexandria
Recycling Center and Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

What?
Cardboard, newspapers, magazines, phone books, office paper, glass, plastic bottles, aluminum, metal cans, household and automotive batteries, televisions and other electronic equipmemt, and household hazardous waste.

This does not include explosives, ammunition, biological waste, radioactive materials, or unknown substances.

Where?
3224 Colvin Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (near where South Quaker Lane meets Duke Street). This collection point used to be located on Wheeler Avenue.  Proof of residency in the City of Alexandria is required.

When?
Mondays and Saturdays (except holidays), 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost?
None.

More Information ?
703.519.3486
City of Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services



 

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