Restore Our Land

Page updated on Apr 20, 2021 at 1:41 PM

Restore Our Land

Have you noticed a change in your waste generation and disposal habits since COVID 19 lockdowns and shutdowns began last year? More home deliveries have created more waste all over the City and almost everything we have consumed this past year has come with more packaging, more containers, more wrapping that end up in our waste containers.

What Can You Do?

The first rule in the waste hierarchy is reduce. Do you really need that packaging? If you do need that packaging, can you reuse it? Can that box be reused for storage, mailing or repacking for a move? Finally, can it be recycled?

  • Adults: Try the City’s What Goes Where tool.
  • Kids of all ages: Play the Recycle Right Alexandria game to learn what materials can be recycled and how to get them to the right place.
  • Remove and prevent litter from hitting the ground. Every piece of waste makes a difference.
  • Have you tried plogging? Get a workout while doing good for your community by picking up litter while jogging or running.