Expanded recycling starts in Arlington

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‘recycling (pizza box only)’
courtesy of ‘m hoek’

The amount of things and materials that are going to be accepted for recycling in Arlington is going to dramatically increase tomorrow. New, larger wheeled bins will be delivered to all homes over the next eight weeks, but expanded acceptance starts with tomorrow’s pickups – customers should simply keep using their existing bins.

They might have trouble fitting everything in, however. Plastics will expand to include numbers 1 through 7, and cardboard boxes no longer need to be broken down. Added to the list are foil (trays and used sheets), milk cartons, rigid plastics (flower pots, etc), empty aerosol cans and plastic bags.

It’s a big jump and excellent news.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


3 thoughts on “Expanded recycling starts in Arlington

  1. Oh, they’re going to take books, too. Which is good, because I’ve got kind of a pile of them that aren’t in resellable condition that I’m about to throw away.

  2. Yeah! I’m excited for the covered bins. Finally, my recycling won’t be turned into cardboard mush each time it rains.

  3. I’m so excited to hear this! I always feel so terrible throwing away plastics that aren’t 1’s and 2’s and other things that could be recycled, but just aren’t collected.