What Goes Where
- Commercial Refuse and Recycling Program
Commercial refuse and recycling services may be provided at the City’s discretion to non-residential properties that meet the qualifications for service as a “non-required user.”
- Solid Waste Hauler Permits
The annual Solid Waste Hauler Permitting process is underway. Haulers are required to be permitted by June 30, 2022. Please click here to submit your solid waste hauler permit application or contact (703) 746-4135 for assistance.
- Safely Dispose of Batteries
Help us keep our workers safe by dropping off and safely dispose of your rechargeable batteries, NiCd, NiMh, Lithium-Ion, Button, and batteries greater than 9 volt.
- 2020 Recycling Rate Report - 52.1%
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality completed its review of the City's 2020 Recycling Rate Report. The City's annual recycling rate for 2020 was 52.1%, the first time the City surpassed 50%. This was a target identified in the City's Strategic Plan.
- Plastic Bag Tax
The City has adopted an ordinance to impose a five-cent tax for disposable plastic bags offered at grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores. This tax would be charged for every bag provided at checkout. The tax effective date is January 1, 2022.
- City Joins Region in Removing Glass from Curbside Collection to Ensure Recyclability
Effective January 15, 2020, customers who receive City recycling service must bring glass containers to one of the region’s 25 “purple bin” drop-off locations to ensure the glass will be recycled.
Reports and Documents
The WasteSmart Plan is a 20-year strategic plan that guides the City's sustainable resource recovery management. This plan was adopted by City Council on January 12, 2019.
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.
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Facility Monitoring Group (FMG)
The Facility Monitoring Group 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. Learn more about FMG
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.