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Autumn recycling extravaganza on horizon

The Arlington County government’s fall Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Wakefield High School. The biannual event is being held for the...

Date set for Arlington recycling extravaganza

The Arlington County government’s spring E-CARE will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of Yorktown High School. The event provides the opportunity for Arlington residents to drop off a variety...

Republicans drop trio of bills into recycling pile

A trio of measures designed to shift some of the costs of recycling to manufacturers died on consecutive party-line votes in a House of Delegates subcommittee. The measures – supported by environmental groups and local governments but opposed as written...

Measure for deposits on bottles, cans will be studied further

A proposal to impose deposits on cans and bottles in the commonwealth died a predictable death in a legislative subcommittee, but will be considered as part of a later, broader discussion on recycling issues. The measure by Del. Patrick Hope...

Volunteers will measure impact of plastic-bag legislation

With taxes on single-use plastic bags now in effect across much of Northern Virginia, one local environmental organization is laying the groundwork to see how effective they are in preventing bags from ending up polluting local waterways. On Jan. 17,...

Delegate seeks deposit scheme for cans, bottles

Whether it will gain traction in the Republican-dominated House of Delegates remains an open question, but a measure introduced by an Arlington legislator would see Virginia among the states that requires refundable deposits for beverage containers. Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)...

Editor’s Notebook: Snow joke for local schools

With more wintry weather in the forecast for the weekend, local school districts are quickly running out of snow days. Back in the day, if that happened, the districts just tacked on some extra days to the end of the...

Hours expanded for I-66 Transfer Station, I-95 Landfill

2022 will usher in extended operating hours for Fairfax County residents to drop off trash, recyclables and various specialty wastes (used oil, old batteries, scrap metal, etc.) at the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex. The new hours...

Recycling extravaganza returns in full force

The Arlington County government’s fall E-CARE will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1425 North Quincy St., across from Washington-Liberty High School. Arlington residents can safely dispose of hazardous household waste, electronics...

Letter: Arlington recycling efforts again misfire

Editor: Recently, much to my surprise, I received a food-scraps-collection container courtesy of the Arlington County government, along with a starter kit and some biodegradable bags. I’m guessing all homeowners got such a surprise gift, in many cases not only...
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