EnviroPod has expanded its reach with audio and video episodes. EnviroPod number 17 features Stacey Smalls, Division Director, Wastewater Management Program, talking with host Scott Coco and items that should not be flushed down the toilet. So called ‘flushable’ wipes are made of polyester and may cause sewer backups into homes. Disinfectant wipes of every type should be disposed of in the trash. Only two things should be flushed down toilets – human waste and toilet paper.
IT'S STORMY TIME
EnviroPod episode 18 features host Scott Coco and John Kellas, Deputy Director, Solid Waste Management Program, Public Works, talking about changes in Fairfax County’s trash and recycling methods in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Purple Can Club (glass recycling) is suspended and the county asks residents to mulch or compost their yard waste – or don’t create yard waste. These changes are necessary to limit employees' exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Full service will be restored when this public health emergency is over. For more information see trash and yard waste collection changes.
If you have an idea for a topic to be discussed on EnviroPod, email SWPDMail@FairfaxCounty.gov or call 703-324-5821, TTY 711.
Drinking Water - Wastewater - Stormwater
Clean water is our most important resource. To preserve water quality for future generations, we need to understand where water comes from, how we use it, and where it goes when it leaves our homes and businesses.