News to Use Podcast Transcript: August 7, 2013


Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for August 7, 2013. Coming up, learn about two upcoming recycling events – a secure document shredding and Electric Sunday – as well as the summer reading program, how to get a Fairfax County license plate for your car or truck and the Library’s weekly e-newsletter. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at

On Saturday, Aug. 17, there will be a secure document shredding event from 8 a.m. to noon at the North County Human Services Center, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive in Reston. County residents may shred up to five boxes of personal documents per household at no charge. Paper documents from businesses will not be accepted at this event. You will need to remove all paper from binders and remove binder clips, plastic page covers and binding. Information stored on film or computer disks and credit cards will not be accepted – paper documents only. All documents will be securely shredded on-site by a private contractor and the shredded material will be taken to a local recycling facility for processing. For additional information related to shredding events, go to That address again is


The next Electric Sunday will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Residents may recycle old televisions, computers and peripheral electronics such as speakers, printers and scanners. Residents also can recycle unbroken fluorescent tubes and light bulbs. Learn more at That’s


The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program, which encourages children and teens to read for pleasure during summer vacation, is still underway. Held in cooperation with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Summer Reading Program continues through Aug. 31. Find out more at


In partnership with Visit Fairfax and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved an all-new Fairfax County license plate. Show your hometown pride by pre-ordering a new plate today. Get all the details at


Sign up for the library's weekly e-newsletter which features special library events, new services, holiday closings, book suggestions, information about online resources including eBooks and other online services, and so much more. Many of the library’s events fill up, so find out in advance if your favorite author is coming to Fairfax County. Sign up at


Join Fairfax County on Facebook and follow our updates at You can also follow Fairfax County on Twitter for key updates from across county government at


Finally, the Fairfax County NewsWire is your comprehensive county news source, offering the news that's important to you and your community. NewsWire is available in multiple formats, such as Twitter, email and RSS, for your convenience. Learn more and subscribe at

That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.  

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