No More Glass Recycling

We have been notified by our recycling / trash company that due to changes in Fairfax County, they will no longer accept glass in the recycling bins. Their notice is below.

Dear Property Manager:

Effective October 1, 2019, Fairfax and Prince William Counties no longer mandate that glass be collected at curbside for recycling. Therefore, effective November 11, 2019, Patriot Disposal will no longer pick up glass as part of recycling. Customers are encouraged to re-use glass containers, bring them to a purple bin located in Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, and Prince William County, or put them in with the regular trash for pickup.

Beginning on November 11th, recycling that contains glass will be considered contaminated and will not be picked up.

As you likely have seen in the news recently, U. S. recycling markets have a long way to go to recover from the impacts of China’s import ban but over time the markets should adjust and create domestic demand for our materials.

Please visit the following websites for additional information regarding glass recycling:

We anticipate that Loudoun and Arlington Counties may soon implement the same policy. Should this occur, we will notify you promptly. Thank you in advance for your attention to this change. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department at 703-257-7100.


Patriot Disposal
Customer Service

New Recycling Schedule

Our trash service has changed the day for picking up recycling. The recycling bins and yard debris should be put out for pick up on Wednesday. Monday and Thursday remain the days for trash pick up.

Monday: Trash
Wednesday: Recycling
Thursday: Trash

Remember that your trash/recycling shouldn’t be on the curb before sunset the previous day, and all bins should be put back into your garage as soon as possible.

Information on the Indian Run Stream Restoration Project at the bottom of the hill.

Hello Aspen Hill Residents,

As you may have read in a previous post, Fairfax County is working to slow down erosion along the Indian Run Stream at the bottom of the hill.  The Project is making progress and now has its own Fairfax County Website where you can stay up to date on what is happening and what is planned.

If you have any questions or comments, we are always happy to see residents at our HOA meetings.


New Trash Cans & Trash Service


Dear Aspen Hill Resident:

The Aspen Hill Homeowners Association has contracted with a new trash contractor, Patriot Disposal, who will replace current trash contractor, American Disposal. The new contract will go into effect on May 1, 2017.

American Disposal will be picking up their equipment (trash and recycling containers) on their last service day, which is Thursday, April 27, 2017. Please be sure that you leave all your American Disposal containers out that day for pick-up.

The new trash contractor, Patriot Disposal, will be delivering new equipment to each home on Friday, April 28, 2017. Please watch for your new containers, and put them inside your garage as soon as possible.


          We thank you for your assistance with getting the containers switched out as we change contractors. Please contact our office at the email listed above if you have any questions. For up to date information be sure to visit and sign up for the e-mail list.


Northern Virginia Management

Acting as the Management Agent for the

Aspen Hill Homeowners Association

Indian Run Landscaping Plan

This is a project undertaken by the country to improve the stream that runs at the bottom of our hill.  It’s in county land, and it is for the good of the stream and everything around it, so your board supports its actions.  Our resident volunteer has been keeping us up to date with the proceedings.  Here is the Indian Run Court Final – Landscaping plan, and notices for when they will have further meetings about it.

The final design meeting will be on August 15, 2016, at 1:30 pm located at the Government Center 4th floor Conformance Room 447.5.

Jasdeep Saini
Stormwater Implementation Branch – South
Stormwater Planning Division

Stormwater project at the bottom of Aspen Hill

Hello, I got this the other day, and thought I would pass it along.  When the board finds more information, we’ll post it here.


My name is Jasdeep Saini and I with Fairfax County’s Stormwater Planning Division. We are in the initial stages of developing a plan to restore approximately 2,200 linear feet of the stream adjacent to your communities on Fairfax County Park Authority Land. As we proceed with site assessments and design development, we want to ensure the communities of Indian Run Townhouses, Little River Mews, Terrace Townhouses of Annandale, Brentleigh, and Aspen Hill are aware of the project and involved in the design.

We would like to hold a meeting with all five of your HOA’s and the larger community in March. The purpose of the meeting will be to introduce myself and the project, provide a project status and overview of the design process, and hear any concerns the community has regarding the project or stream. Do any of you have a meeting space that could be used to host this meeting? Also, I am interested in any date and time preferences you may have.

Through this community meeting and your input, we would like to recruit one or two members of each community that can represent the community and be part of our design team. This will require attending several meetings during business hours during the iterative design process to help make decisions and guide the design.

I am the Project Manager for this project, so please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I am excited about this project, and look forward to working with you.

If you are not the correct contact for the community, please let me know and forward this information along to the correct contact.

Thank You,
Jasdeep Saini
Stormwater Planning Division

Aspen Hill Directory

Get to know your neighbors through the Directory.

As suggested by several of our residents, the Aspen Hill Board of Directors would like to make a neighborhood directory available to residents only.  This would be for neighborly things like inviting your neighbor to a party, or letting them know their garage door is open.

So please fill out as much information as you are comfortable with, and once we collect a substantial amount of entries we’ll send you back a directory.  Only those people participating in the directory will receive a copy.

Thank you

Fix your microwave

Fix your microwave

Your microwave probably needs fixing

The microwave door switch can overheat and ignite plastic components in the control area.


If you have a microwave-oven combo that was commonly installed in our homes, then you will want to follow this link for more information regarding a factory recall.

The short details are: The door switch in the microwave oven can overheat and ignite plastic components in the control area. You should stop using the microwave in the micro-oven combo immediately. You may continue to use the lower thermal oven.

Thanks to Beth M. for letting us know about this recall!

How to replace your smoke detectors

How to replace your smoke detectors

They are at the end of their life if you still have the originals from the builder

Maybe you’ve had a neighbor whose smoke detectors went off for several days. (Note, if that happens, no one will do anything until there is smoke pouring out of the windows). Or maybe one day, your smoke detectors go off for no apparent reason. It could be because they are dirty, or it could be because they are 10 years old, and need to be replaced.

Here is a quick and easy way to do just that.

It turns out the builder grade smoke detectors in our houses (BRK 4102b) aren’t the best things in the world. So what to replace them with? Kiddie i12060 Item # 21009444.

These are available at our Annandale Home Depot (though I just bought them out of all but 3) for about $18. If you buy 6 or more the price drops by about $1.80 each.

Installation is easy because it comes with a wiring adapter for the old BRK units to the new Kiddie models. All you have to do is:

  1. Twist off the oldIMAG0448
  2. Unplug the old
  3. Loosen the screws for the old plate on the ceiling
  4. Twist the old one off the screws.
  5. Twist the new base plate onto the ceiling & tighten the screws
  6. Plug the wiring adapter into the back of the new
  7. Plug the house wiring connector into the new adapter
  8. Twist onto the ceiling

The whole process to replace all 6 of ours took about an hour. It comes with a new battery too.

Since all smoke detectors have a small amount of radioactive material, many people say they need to be recylced in a special way. However, according to Fairfax County, these can be tossed in the trash.

Good luck.