The Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) is a biannual event where Arlington residents can safely dispose of household hazardous materials (HHM), and recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes, clothing, bed frames, and much more!
Before you come to E-CARE, talk to your neighbors! Combine your items and save a trip to the collection site. Business and commercial wastes will not be accepted.
Location and Hours
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd. (one block east of Glebe Rd. and one block south of Rt. 50, entrance will be marked)
Covanta Energy will be providing a $5 gift card to all residents who drop off household devices containing mercury (thermostats, thermometers, sphygmomanometers, manometers, barometers, hygrometers and liquid mercury). Arlington County will be collecting CFLs at E-CARE, but they are excluded from Covanta's $5 rebate offer.
Bikes for the World will be accepting serviceable and repairable bikes to be sent to countries where they are needed for basic transportation. A $10 donation per bike is requested to offset shipping charges. Portable sewing machines, baseball and soccer equipment, and bike parts and accessories are also collected and shipped overseas with the reconditioned bikes. For more information, please call (703) 525-0931.
Small Metal Items
Acceptable small metal items include pots, pans, tools, pipes, Venetian blinds, small appliances and metal items fitting an 11-1/2-inch by 46-inch opening. Check out our Where Does It Go? chart for a complete list >>
Small metal items can also be dropped off at the Inert Materials and Scrap Metal Drop-Off Facility. Call (703) 228-6570, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for an appointment.
Computers, printers, keyboards, scanners, copiers, cell phones and televisions (no large wooden console TVs, please!) will be collected. A $20 fee for televisions and $15 for computer monitors applies, but LED or LCD monitors and TVs are free. Cash or checks only (made payable to Arlington County Treasurer).
Electronics can also be collected curbside for recycling or dropped off at the HHM Drop-Off Facility. Request an electronics pickup online 24/7 or call (703) 228-6570, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Clothing, Linens, Shoes, Microwaves, Air Conditioners, Mattresses and Bed Frames
Art for Humanity will be collecting "gently used" but functional clothing, linens, shoes, microwaves, air conditioners, rugs, mattresses, bed frames, and pots, pans and other kitchen items. Winter clothing is most needed. Linens are needed including sheets, blankets, bed spreads and towels. Receipts for tax purposes are available.
Eyeglasses and Durable Medical Equipment
Your old eyeglasses and hearing aids will be cleaned, sorted and dispensed at clinics overseas run by volunteers. Donated wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, canes, braces and strollers are shipped to clinics in remote villages.