Warmer weather marks the start of spring cleaning – homes, flower beds, garages, storage sheds. Sorting items to keep, toss, or donate requires time and decision-making, as well as knowing what items can be recycled safely. The county's Department of Solid Waste offers residents numerous recycling options, and information and resources about how to safely dispose of the hazardous products discovered during spring cleaning. Additionally, hoarding, the psychological condition characterized by the excessive collection and retention of objects such as newspapers and magazines, trash, clothing, or animals can be an issue. Because hoarding can become a public safety issue, the county's Department of Code Compliance manages the public safety concerns that arise from hoarding. The May edition of Mason Matters!, the television show that brings you news and information about our Mason District community, hosted by Supervisor Penny Gross, features Hans Christensen, division director of Solid Waste Operations at the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, and Rachael Perrott, division supervisor at the Department of Code Compliance, and co-chairman of the Fairfax County Hoarding Committee. Mason Matters! airs on Cable Channel 16 every Thursday at 7 p.m., and every Friday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and daily on-line at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mason.