Recycling Inspection

Annual Recycling System Compliance Inspection 

Arlington County conducts annual recycling inspections for all commercial and multi-family dwellings. This inspection is done for a few reasons:

  1. To work cooperatively to ensure all Code requirements are followed;
  2. To inform and educate;
  3. To gather data and improve the accuracy of Arlington County’s Annual Recycling Rate.

It is important to fill out the required Trash & Recycling Plan with the County, as it contributes to a smooth and efficient inspection.

Not sure where to start? Check out the Recycling Inspection Checklists and Frequently Asked Questions for Business Owners/Managers and Property Managers in our online Recycling System Toolkit.

Preparing for Your Inspection

A recycling inspection consists of an Arlington County Recycling Outreach Specialist visiting your property once a year and assessing all aspects of your recycling system. We are currently developing a schedule and, at this time, appointments cannot be requested. However you can let us know your preferred inspection time when you fill out your recycling plan.

Let Us Know How We're Doing

Arlington County is always trying to improve. We would love to hear any comments or suggestions you may have regarding your recycling inspection. Please take this short satisfaction survey and let us know how we’re doing.

Know Your Recycling