Trash & Recycling News: A Bit Earlier for Curbside Collection

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Trash and Recycling

July 7, 2022

Expect Collection Crews a Bit Earlier in the Morn'


In an effort to get a jump on the day and maybe beat a bit of summer heat, curbside collection crews will be starting their routes 30 minutes earlier in the morning beginning next week. The new start time of 6:30 a.m. is considered a pilot, with the results to be evaluated after a few months.


As usual, recycling/trash/organics carts need to be at the curb by 6 a.m. on weekly pick-up day. Putting them out the night before is perfectly fine—if that's how you roll. 


Safe Disposal of Old Hazards Year-Round


You don't need to wait for the County's spring and fall E-CARE events to rid your home of old household hazardous materials and electronics.


Learn more about year-round safe, easy drop-off and even curbside options for proper disposal.



Free Paper Shredding This Saturday at Trades


Pushed back by the holiday weekend, the month's free paper shredding and inert material drop-off takes place Saturday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Trades Center in Shirlington. Two boxes/bags of paper per person. Arlington residents only.


Raise Your Energy Game with Solar

Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op memberships are now being accepted through August. More than 100 Arlington families installed solar through the co-op last year. Join "a built-in network of support and inspiration [of people] taking a stand for energy freedom and advancing the clean energy economy."




Keep Up with Your County Environmental Services

Follow the Arlington Department of Environmental Services on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates and tips.