For the first time, the City of Falls Church will host two popular recycling events, the Recycling Extravaganza and the Hazardous Waste Collection, at the same time on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Recycling Center at 217 Gordon Road.
City residents can unload of their recyclables and hazardous waste for free at this event, but residents have to show proof of residency to drop off hazardous waste. Electronics, computers, eye glasses, medical equipment, sewing machines, bikes, clothing, textiles and batteries are among the items accepted at the Recycling Extravaganza.
Household hazardous waste refers to consumer products that contain materials with any of the following characteristics: toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive. Common hazardous wastes include cleaners, automotive fluids, herbicides, pesticides, oil-based paints and thinners.