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.

NOTE THAT TRASH AND RECYCLING DAYS FOR ASPEN HILL WILL REMAIN THE SAME. TRASH PICK-UP DAYS ARE MONDAY AND THURSDAY, AND RECYCLING PICK-UP DAYS ARE THURSDAY

          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 https://AspenHill.org and sign up for the e-mail list.

Sincerely,

Northern Virginia Management

Acting as the Management Agent for the

Aspen Hill Homeowners Association

Trash Schedule for 2016

There WILL be regular trash pickup on Monday, September 5th, 2016, Labor Day.

The rest of the schedule for the remainder of the year is below with the holidays falling on our trash days underlined.:

LABOR DAY: Service will be provided as usual. Please have items curbside the night before to ensure collection. Our customer service center will be closed.

THANKSGIVING DAY: Office is closed and no services will be provided. If trash collection falls on this day, your service will resume on your next scheduled service day. Recycling collection make up day will be the Saturday after the holiday. On make-up days, crews come through neighborhoods earlier than normal, please make sure items are curbside the night before.

CHRISTMAS EVE & NEW YEAR’S EVE: Service will be provided as usual. Please have items curbside the night before to ensure collection. Customer service center will be open.

CHRISTMAS DAY: Office is closed and no services will be provided. If your recycling collection falls on Christmas Day, a recycling service make-up day will be provided the Saturday after the holiday. If your trash collection falls on Christmas Day, service will resume on your next regularly scheduled pickup day.

NEW YEAR’S DAY: Office is closed and no services will be provided. If your recycling collection falls on New Year’s Day, a recycling service make-up day will be provided the Saturday after the holiday. If your trash collection falls on New Year’s Day, service will resume on your next regularly scheduled pickup day.

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
703-324-5675

Aspen Hill Annual Meeting Notice and Proxy Form

Each year Aspen Hill is required to have an annual meeting with at least a specific number of the residents represented.  If we don’t reach that minimum, we have to hold the annual meeting a second time (which costs our neighborhood money).

You can help by either attending, or filling out the proxy form.  Once you have filled out the proxy form, you can

  • fax it to Northern Virginia Management,
  • mail it,
  • drop it off at their office, or
  • drop it off in the door of any of our HOA board officers.

The board president is at 4614 and you can put it his door, and he will take it to the meeting for you.

We hope to see you there, but if not, we at least hope to get your proxy form so we only have to incur the expense to the community one time.

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.


Hello,

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

Holiday 2014 Trash Pickup Schedule

There will be no trash or recycling collection on Thursday, December 25th.  Recycling make up day will be on the 27th, trash on the following Monday.

Christmas trees will be collected on January 7th and 14th.  Please remove all tinsel and decorations and do NOT place trees in plastic bags.

There will be no trash or recycling collection on Thursday, January 1, 2015.  Recycling make up day will be on Saturday, January 3rd, trash on the following Monday.

A special note on recycling:

When possible, toss recyclables in your container without a bag.

What’s the issue with bags?  Plastic bags (& other plastic films) are not single stream recylcable.  Furthermore, plastic films are pliable products that wrap themselves around the rotating parts at recycling centers causing damage and clogging.

Recycle at grocery stores:

  • bubble wrap
  • sandwich baggies
  • bread bags
  • plastic shopping bags
  • cling wrap

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.

Danger

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.

–Brett