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Ribbon Cuttings Scheduled at Two New Purple Can Glass Recycling Receptacles on Fairfax Recycles Day

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va – Fairfax County is added two more receptacles to its Purple Can Club. The latest glass recycling dumpsters are in the Braddock and Mount Vernon districts.

On Tuesday, November 15, which the Board of Supervisors has proclaimed as Fairfax Recycles Day, there will be ribbon cuttings at both locations. The public is invited to attend.

Date and Time Location District
Tuesday, November 15 at 2:30 p.m. The Burke VRE station
10399 Premier Court, Burke, VA
Braddock
Tuesday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. Saratoga Park & Ride
Barta Road at Route 286, Springfield, VA
Mount Vernon

 

The Purple Can Club (PCC) started in 2019. With the addition of the new receptables there are now 20 dumpsters positioned throughout the county where glass can be disposed of for recycling. To find locations visit Glass. Glass also can be dropped off at the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex. Since the PCCs inception, there has been a marked increase in glass recycling throughout the county. In 2021 at the I-95 Landfill Complex alone more than 7,200 tons of glass was brought in for recycling.

This year, Fairfax Recycles Day is being held in conjunction with America Recycles Day (ARD), which has taken place on November 15 for 26 years. The goal of ARD is two-fold, to broaden awareness of the environmental and economic importance of recycling, and to increase consumer demand for recycled products.

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