Recycling is very important to the health of our environment and we see the effects in our daily lives. We understand recycling may not be the first thing on your agenda, but we have made it easier for you. Utilizing a process called single-stream recycling, you can now put all of your recyclables in one container.
Our recycling service includes:
Weekly curbside pickup
Recycling containers are provided and maintained as needed
No more sorting, single-stream recycling means everything goes into one container!
The State of Recycling
Beginning January 1, 2018, China has banned the import of recycled scraps with more than .5% contamination - much lower than the global standard. China has been the largest importer of recycled materials including 7.3 million metric tons of recovered plastic from the US in 2016. These new limitations have put enormous pressure on western countries, including the United States.
Contaminants include plastic bags, food waste, loose shredded paper, wrong plastics, etc. The US currently exports one-third of its recycled materials—how are we handling the excess waste? Unfortunately, much of this waste ends up in local landfills or in large containers in shipping yards around the country. What can we do? The best solution is to ensure the correct recycling of materials and ensuring all recyclables are clean when placed in your recycling container.
Learn more about the new limitations put in place by China and the state of recycling here.
As of October 2019, we no longer accept glass recyclables from residents in Fairfax and Prince William Counties. If you are located in Fairfax County or Prince William County, glass bottles and jars may be brought to any purple containers located in Fairfax county, Alexandria, Arlington, and Prince William County or placed in the trash.
For more information about your County's glass recycling requirements, please visit the links below:
Our Recycling Carts
We are as dedicated to our environment and community as you are, that's why the recycling containers we provide are made from 50% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable themselves. Our recycling carts are clearly marked so they stand out from our garbage cans for easier sorting.
Holds up to 8 tall kitchen bags
Holds up to 4 tall kitchen bags
What Can I Recycle?
Magazines & Catalogs
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