Annual Collection and Recycling Event

Post date: Aug 31, 2011 4:51:47 PM

The 2011 fall E-CARE event will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011. I'm writing to ask your assistance in getting the word out via communications vehicles such as newsletters, emails, and websites. Details:

The Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) gives residents a chance to safely get rid of hazardous materials like paint, solvents, garden chemicals and items containing mercury and to recycle electronics, bikes, small metal items, shoes, eyeglasses, books, and durable medical equipment.

Representatives from Covanta Energy will be on-site at E-CARE this fall to provide a $5 gift card to all residents who drop off household devices containing mercury (thermostats, thermometers, sphygmomanometers, manometers, barometers, hygrometers and liquid mercury).

E-CARE will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School located at 125 S. Old Glebe Rd. The collection site will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. E-CARE is open to Arlington residents only. Commercial or business waste not accepted. For more information about E-CARE including details about acceptable items visit the E-CARE Web page<>, check the attached flyer, or call 703.228.6832.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Thank you!


Laura Richards

Arlington County

Department of Environmental Services

703.228.6596 office

703.853.7289 cell<>