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:
- Patriot Disposal – Recycling
- Fairfax County – Glass Recycling
- Prince William County – 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.