Arlington's Fall E-CARE Event Coming November 4

Published on October 27, 2023

Arlington's big clean-out and drop-off Saturday takes place on Nov. 4. The free, biannual Environmental Collection and Recycling (E-CARE) event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at Wakefield High School (1325 South Dinwiddie Street).

More than 300,000 pounds of household hazardous materials (HHMs) were collected for recycling or environmentally safe disposal during FY 2023 through drop-offs at the Water Pollution Control Plant and at E-CARE events. In addition, approximately 110,000 pounds of used electronics were collected for recycling through the HHM program during the fiscal year.

Accepted materials include paint products (25-can limit); pesticides; motor oil and solvents; devices containing mercury; fluorescent bulbs; garden and swimming pool chemicals; old electronics; batteries; fire extinguishers; and propane tanks. The full, extensive list of accepted (and unaccepted) items is available at Please note that metal items, commercial waste and bicycle donations will not be accepted at Fall E-CARE 2023.

E-CARE drop-off is offered exclusively to Arlington residents; expect proof of address to be requested at check-in.

Residents are encouraged to coordinate with neighbors on combining loads to cut down the number of trips to the E-CARE site. Vehicles should be packed in reverse order of drop-off: HHMs go first, then electronics. Place HHMs and electronics in separate cardboard boxes for easy handling and to prevent spills. The cardboard will be recycled.

A reminder that the monthly, free Paper Shredding and Inert Material Drop-Off is also taking place on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Solid Waste Bureau’s Earth Products Yard (4300 29th Street South). Find the list of accepted materials at 


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