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Recycling Collection
Why Recycle?
Please help the environment by recycling. Recycling helps to reduce the amount of trash going into landfills and takes materials out of the waste stream to be recycled.

Purple is the new green - at least where recycling glass is concerned!

If you want to ensure that glass products get recycled, the best option is to dispose of clean jars and bottles in the large purple glass recycling bin at 431 Mill Street NE. The bin is provided by Fairfax County, who will pick up the glass and recycle it for use as a substitute for stone in county projects. Other purple bins are located throughout Fairfax County

Due to changes in the recycling industry and new standards, communities around the country are finding it more difficult to include glass in single-stream recycling - and have it actually be recycled.Glass is heavy, which adds to the cost of transporting recyclables. And when glass containers break, they contaminate other more valuable recyclable items, such as cardboard and metals, and can damage machinery at material recovery facilities.

If you choose not to recycle glass items via the purple bin, please place clean jars and bottles with other recyclable items for curbside pick-up. These glass items will be separated from other materials at the recycling center and disposed of. Because of the way that the Town's waste/recycling contracts currently are structured, it's much less expensive for the Town for glass products to be included with recycling materials rather than regular household waste.

Broken glass should never be included with recyclables.Carefully package broken glass in a rigid container; label the package "GLASS" and set it out with your trash for disposal.

Questions? Email 
or call 703-255-6380.



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Styrofoam
Styrofoam is not recyclable in this area and should be disposed of with regular trash.

Single-Stream Recycling
Recyclable items and newspapers can now be placed together in the same container for recycling and do not need to be separated. Residents may use plastic bins, clean trash cans, cardboard boxes, kraft paper bags or clear plastic bags for containing recyclable materials (Note: There is a 40 pound weight limit per container.) 

Electronics, Waste Oil, Antifreeze and Vehicle Batteries
For more information about recycling household electronics, please visit Vienna's Quarterly Automotive and Electronics Recyling web page. 
This event is held quarterly at our Northside Property Yard, located at 600 Mill Street Northeast, four times a year on a Saturday in March, June, September and December. For more information, please view the Town calendar.

Computers, Televisions and Fluorescent Bulbs

For more information about recycling computers, televisions and fluorescent bulbs, please visit Fairfax County's website.
 
Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are collected each collection day during the month of January.  Please remove all decoration, including tinsel, and set the tree at the curbside for collection. Also, please do not place your tree in a bag.