NOTICE: On Jan. 16, 2017, the Columbia Pike and South Four Mile Run Recycling Center relocated to the Arlington County Trades Center located at 2790 S. Taylor St. The new hours are Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The facility is closed on Sundays. The recyclable materials accepted remain the same (cardboard, paper, glass, plastic and aluminum cans and bottles). Designated parking spaces are available for users of the Recycling Center.
A multifamily property is defined as any property with three or more dwellings, such as apartments or condos or a townhouse development that doesn’t receive the County’s trash or recycling services. Although residents of multifamily properties do not receive County trash, recycling and yard waste services, they are still required to recycle.
What are businesses and multi-family residences required to recycle?
- Mixed paper (magazines, newspapers, office paper, etc.)
- Glass (bottles and jars)
- Plastic (food and beverage containers as well as rigid plastic containers)
Arlington County recommends a “single-stream” collection program. Similar to the County’s residential recycling program, single-stream means that all recyclable materials are collected in one container. Dual-stream, which is the less preferred method, is the collection of recyclable materials in separate, designated containers.