Environmental Collection and Recycling Event Takes Place Saturday, Ap

Published on April 10, 2017

  • Held rain or shine

  • Exchange CFL bulbs for a better LED version

  • County cleanup sets stage for Earth Day

Time for some serious spring cleaning.

Arlington County holds its biannual Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) on Saturday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road.

E-CARE gives residents a one-stop drop to safely dispose of hazardous household materials (HHM) plus recycle small metal items, electronics, bikes, shoes, clothing and more.e-care

Exchange old CFL lightbulbs for a new LED version (one per household while supplies last), courtesy of Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE).

HHM are products found around the home that are flammable, corrosive, poisonous or potentially hazardous. They include items like automotive fluid, car-care products, fluorescent light bulbs, corrosives, household cleaners and propane gas cylinders.

Remember: It's illegal to dump hazardous materials on the ground or down storm sewers.

Tip: Save trips to the collection site by collecting drop-off items from neighbors.

Place all materials in the original container or label them clearly. Place any leaking containers inside an extra protective layer. Bring ID to confirm work or residency in Arlington.

The full, extensive list of acceptable items collected at E-CARE is available online.

The spring County cleanup kicks off the week leading up to Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.