Recycling Holiday Leftovers


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Dec. 23, 2003

 

Recycling Holiday Leftovers

 

Fairfax County recycling officials are offering residents several tips on reducing and disposing of waste during the busy holiday season:

• During the first two weeks of January, residents who have county trash collection can have their Christmas trees picked up without having to call for a special collection. Residents should place their trees at the curb by 6 a.m. on their regular collection day. Trees should be free of lights, stands, ornaments, plastic bags and the like, and placed next to the regular trash but not made part of it. If your trash is collected by a private hauler, contact the hauler or your Homeowner’s Association to determine the tree collection service provided.

• If your trash hauler collects mixed paper, consider recycling your wrapping paper. Make sure it is free of tape and ribbons. Foil wrapping paper is not recyclable. To find out if your private trash hauler collects mixed paper, contact the hauler directly or your Homeowner’s Association.

• Consider donations to needy families. Remember, when you clean out your closets, you fill someone else’s. Call the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board at 703-324-7000, TTY 703-802-3015.

For more information or to find out if you have county trash service in your neighborhood, call the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program at 703-802-3322, TTY 711. You can also find recycling information on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/DPWES/trash/recyclingtrash.htm.

 

 

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