Fairfax County Free Recycling Events in March
Fairfax County will host three free recycling events for county residents to recycle old and unwanted materials in March:
Saturday, March 24 – Household Hazardous Waste Clean-up Event: This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Center (8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria). This event is for disposing of hazardous materials generated within Fairfax County households. We will not accept business or commercial waste, lead acid batteries, automobile batteries or propane tanks. Electronics will not be collected at this event, please bring your electronic devices to specified “Electric Sunday” recycling events. For a complete list of household items qualifying as hazardous waste, please visit our website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling.
Sunday, March 25 – Electric Sunday will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the I-95 Landfill Complex (9850 Furnace Road, Lorton). Residents may recycle old televisions, computers and peripheral electronics such as speakers, printers, scanners, etc. Also, residents can recycle unbroken fluorescent tubes and light bulbs.
Saturday, March 31 – Secure Document Shredding Event: This event will be held from 8 a.m. to Noon at the South County Center (8350 Richmond, Alexandria). Residents may shred up to 5 boxes of personal documents per household at no charge. Please remove all paper from binders and remove binder clips, plastic page covers and binding. Information stored on film or computer disks will not be accepted – paper documents only. All documents will be securely shredded on-site by a private contractor and the shredded material will be taken to a local recycling facility for processing.
This event is not for medical service providers – it does not fulfill Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, requirements for document destruction.
Complete details for these events and other recycling opportunities planned for 2012 can be found on the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program’s web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling, or by calling the Recycling InfoLine at 703-324-5052, TTY 711.