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Resource Recovery
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Resource Recovery

What's New       

  • Yard Waste Collection has been suspended on Wednesday, February 25
    To allow staff to prepare for an impending winter storm, yard waste collection for Wednesday has been suspended.  Collection will resume on Thursday or Friday depending on the weather.  If a significant amount of snow should fall, customers are asked to ensure that uncollected yard debris does not block sidewalks or interfere with snow removal.
  • Yard Waste Is Easy To Recycle; Just Watch Our New Video!
    Are you one of the many Alexandrians recycling yard waste each week? Watch this video to learn more about the City's Yard Waste collection program. Remember, for regular collection each week, simply place small amounts of waste such as grass clippings, dead plants or brush, into rigid, reusable containers or paper yard waste bags at the curb next to refuse containers. For larger items, such as branches or logs that are too big or heavy to fit into a container, request a special pick up using Call.Click.Connect. to schedule an appointment. 
  • New Standard Size for Trash Carts
    The Resource Recovery Division will now provide residents that receive trash collection services with a 64 gallon trash cart (similar to the 64 gallon recycling cart) as the new standard size for trash collection services.  These carts will only be replaced, as needed.  The new carts are easier to handle and offer the added benefit of reducing risk of injury to collection crew members.  Due to increased participation in the recycling and yard waste collection programs, customer requests for the larger 96 gallon cart have decreased. The larger 96 gallon carts will continue to be available by special request.  No city-wide cart exchange will be performed.
  • New Guide to Recycling, Yard Waste, and Trash Collection Services
    This guide, designed for both new and longtime residents, will help you learn how the Resource Recovery Division converts waste into a resource, and shows the important role each of us plays in the process.  The guide, arranged by material type, is color-coded for easy reference and includes all the information you need to know about our services, from recycling to yard waste to street cleaning, and more.  The guide's paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and contains 10% recycled fiber.
  • Resource Recovery Station Information
    Are you interested in composting food waste, but aren’t able to do so at home? The City’s Solid Waste Division now has Resource Recovery Stations, located at the City's Farmers’ Markets . Staff will be on site to explain how food yard waste programs work at home, and accept items for composting. There will also be compost tubs available to purchase for $5; each one conveniently has a lid, handle, and small enough to transport food waste to and from home, disposing items at the stations located in the Farmers’ Markets. 

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Refuse Programs
Learn more about curbside refuse collection, who is eligible, how to prepare items for collection, and how to request a service.

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Recycling Programs
Learn more about recycling at home, school, work and on the go, as well as, other environmentally friendly programs in the City.

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Street Cleaning Programs
Learn about the various street cleaning programs such as annual leaf collection and adopt-a-block programs.


Overview

The Resource Recovery Division, part of the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES), is committed to providing public services in a professional and courteous manner. It is our goal to provide services that protect the environment and respond to the needs of the community at the least possible cost. Accomplishing this goal requires a cooperative effort between Alexandria citizens, businesses, and City government.

Resource Recovery Reports and Documents  

  • Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) -- The SWMP was developed in response to regulations adopted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in 2001 that require all local Virginia jurisdictions to submit updated twenty-year plans by July 1, 2004. The plan meets the state requirements and lays the groundwork for the future expansion of the City's solid waste programs.
  • Sign Up for Solid Waste & Recycling eNews -- Would you like to receive more information about recycling and solid waste programs? Need a quick reminder when refuse service will be delayed due to a holiday? With the City of Alexandria's Free eNews service you can receive updates about recycling and solid waste plus over 80 additional topics that interest you.

Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility 

The Alexandria/Arlington Waste-to-Energy Facility located at 5301 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA was jointly developed by the City of Alexandria and Arlington County to handle waste disposal.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Facility Monitoring Group (FMG) was established in January 2013 by the City of Alexandria and Arlington County to be the single point of contact for Covanta, the owner and operator of the Waste-to-Energy facility; handling the routine operational monitoring, financial management and maintenance of the facility.

2900-B Business Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4410
Fax: 703.751.2569
E-mail

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.