Fairfax County Hosts Environmental Events

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

March 23, 2006

Fairfax County Hosts Environmental Events

Fairfax County will host several environmental events in April to celebrate Earth Day. The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria. The event, which is only open to Fairfax County residents, will be held outdoors in the parking lot. 

For more information about what materials will be accepted at the event, visit the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/hhw-alex.pdf or call 703-324-5230, TTY 711. If you are unable to attend this event, household hazardous waste can be taken to either of Fairfax

County’s Solid Waste Management complexes at 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax or 9850 Furnace Road in Lorton. Directions and hours of operations for both locations are available at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/trash/dispsites.htm.

Fairfax County will also host two computer recycling events in April:

  • Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school parking lot at Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. 
  • Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. This event is held in conjunction with Clean Fairfax Council Inc.

Used electronic equipment collected at these events will be accepted at no charge except for computer monitors. ServiceSource asks for a $10 donation for each computer monitor to pay for the management of the leaded glass that is contained in the cathode ray tube in the monitor. All used electronic equipment will be donated to ServiceSource, a nonprofit organization that finds employment for people with disabilities. ServiceSource also will recycle televisions; the charge will vary depending on the size of the television.

In addition, used bicycles will be collected at the Chantilly High School event. Bicycles will be donated to Bikes for the World, a nonprofit organization that collects unwanted bicycles and delivers them to community programs assisting the poor in developing countries. A $10 donation is requested to assist in shipping costs. To learn more about Bikes for the World, visit their Web site at www.bikesfortheworld.org or call 703-525-0931, TTY 711. 

Receipts for all tax-deductible donations will be provided by ServiceSource and Bikes for the World.

ServiceSource also accepts computer equipment for donation at 6295 Edsall Road from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit ServiceSource’s Web site at www.keepitgreen.org for more details about the program and directions to their site.

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program is providing these services as a part of the county’s toxics reduction program as identified in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ environmental plan, “Environmental Excellence for Fairfax County - A 20-Year Vision.”

Additional information is available by contacting the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program at 703-324-5230, TTY 711 or by visiting the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/announce.htm#alex.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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