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Quarterly Recycling Day: automotive, electronics and scrap metal
Four times a year, the Public Works Department hosts a Quarterly Recycling Day from 8 am-noon typically on the first Saturday of March, June, September and December. The event takes place at the Northside Property Yard, which may be accessed via 600 Mill Street NE (entrance is at the dead end of the street) and 600 Glyndon Street NE. Public Works offers these events as a service to residents to help them dispose of items that aren't accepted in curbside recycling in a way that is convenient and environmentally responsible. Below is information about items that are and are not accepted at quarterly events.

Used motor oil, antifreeze, and vehicle batteries
Waste oil, antifreeze, and vehicle batteries are accepted. 

Automotive tires are no longer accepted by the Town and may be taken to the Fairfax County Transfer Station at 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax.

Just about anything with a plug, except televisions and monitors, are accepted.

Scrap metals

Ferrous metals including plate steel, I-beams, angle iron, machinery, refrigerators, washers, dryers, tubing, turnings, valves, pipes, cast iron, siding or sheet, old tools and lawnmowers are accepted. Non-ferrous metal products are also accepted, including aluminum, brass, copper, window frames, electric motors, auto radiators, air conditioning coils, alternators, starters, batteries, soft lead, aluminum turnings, stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium, tungsten, tungsten carbide, painted aluminum, and  sheet aluminum.  Any gas, oil, fluid, Freon, glass, etc. must be removed before items are dropped off; only the actual metal will be accepted.

No hazardous waste
Hazardous waste products such as insecticides, paint, and other chemicals are not accepted.

Additional information
For more information and specific recycling dates, please view the Town Calendar or the latest edition of the Town newsletter.