Clean Up, Recycle with Arlington’s E-CARE This Saturday, April 16

SOURCE: Arlington County Government

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April 12, 2016 | News Release

Will be held rain or shine
Exchange CFL bulbs for better LED versions
County cleanup just in time for Earth Day
Arlington County will hold its biannual Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) on Saturday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road.

E-CARE gives residents a one-stop opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous household materials (HHM) and recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes, clothing and more.e-care

Exchange old CFL lightbulbs for a new LED version (one per household), courtesy of Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE).

HHM are products found around the home that are flammable, corrosive, poisonous or potentially hazardous. They include items like automotive fluid, car-care products, fluorescent light bulbs, corrosives, household cleaners and propane gas cylinders.

Tip: Save trips to the collection site by bringing along items from neighbors.

Place all materials in the original container or label them clearly. Place any leaking containers inside an extra protective layer. Bring ID to confirm work or residency in Arlington.

The full, extensive list of acceptable items collected at E-CARE is available online.

The spring County cleanup comes just in time for Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

Arlington’s previous E-CARE, held last October, saw 1,784 residents participate with a total of 72,000 lbs. of household hazardous materials collected, the second-most successful haul to date. Two-and-a-half trucks were filled with just recyclable electronics.

Also during the weekend of April 16-17, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library hold their sizable biannual used book sale, billed as “Arlington’s longest running recycling program.” It began in 1976.

Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation’s Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business.

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