Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Friday, August 29  •  79°Partly Cloudy Air Quality: Yellow
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 80° Low 63°
SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Sat: High 86° Low 71°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Green
Sun: High 93° Low 74°
PM ThunderstormsAir Quality: Yellow
Mon: High 90° Low 71°
Scattered ThunderstormsAir Quality: Yellow
Tue: High 94° Low 73°
AM ThunderstormsAir Quality: Yellow

Route 1 is closed in BOTH directions except for one northbound lane, from Slater's Lane to 1st Street for several fallen electrical poles. Use caution in the area. The Charles Houston Recreation Center & Memorial Pool are also closed until further notice due to a power outage.

City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Communications & Public Information
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Jul 24, 2008 5:39 PM

No Comments Posted Yet


City Household Hazardous Waste Facility Expands Hours of Operation
Now Open Mondays and Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Getting rid of leftover paint, cleaning solvent, and other household hazardous waste is not as simple as tossing the items in the trash. Improper disposal of these items can be dangerous and harmful to you, the environment, and to others.

City of Alexandria residents may dispose of household hazardous waste safely, conveniently, and at no cost through the Household Waste Facility, 3600 Wheeler Ave. For the convenience of residents, the facility is now open two days a week: Mondays and Saturdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

The facility is available to City residents only; photo identification will be required to prove residence at time of drop off.  Several examples of acceptable and unacceptable drop off items include:

Acceptable Materials:

  • Antifreeze
  • Battery Acid
  • Gasoline
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs 

Unacceptable Materials:

  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Biological Waste
  • Unlabeled Substances

The proper use, storage, and disposal of household products containing hazardous chemicals is critical to keeping you and your family safe. Here are some tips to follow when using these products:

  • Carefully read labels and follow directions.
  • Do not mix chemical substances.
  • Use in a well-ventilated area.
  • Secure lids tightly.
  • Store in a dry and cool place, away from children and pets.
  • Use non-toxic alternatives
  • Properly dispose of hazardous waste.

For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, or about household hazardous waste collection, please visit or contact Alton Weaver, Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, at 703.519.3486.