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Local Government Resources

Local governments support recycling for residents and businesses. Below you will find a summary of

Business Recycling Programs
Each local government has guidance for workplace recycling. Most Washington area governments require business to recycle. And many jurisdictions require businesses to develop a plan and to submit an annual report on recycling practices. In some cases, the size of the company determines the requirements. Area governments have staff that help businesses to establish and to expand recycling programs. You may find out more info by clicking on the Web site listed in the Jurisdiction column below or by calling the phone number shown in contact table.

Business Recycling Requirements
Jurisdiction
Requirements
City of Alexandria
  • All businesses must recycle the two materials they generate in the largest quantities.
  • Must file a recycling plan and a data report every two years.
Arlington County
  • All businesses must recycle mixed paper, metal cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, and metal items.
  • Must file a recycling plan every three years.
  • Annual $66 fee.
District of Columbia
  • All businesses must recycle mixed paper and corrugated cardboard.
  • All businesses must recycle narrow-necked plastic bottles (of any number) and glass and/or metal food and beverage containers.
City of Fairfax
  • All businesses must recycle the two materials they generate in the largest quantities.
  • Must file a recycling plan every three years.
Fairfax County
  • All businesses must recycle mixed paper and cardboard.
  • Must have a recycling and solid waste management plan on file that they must submit if requested by the county.
  • Businesses with an annual waste stream of more than 100 tons or more than 200 employees per facility must also recycle the material in addition to mixed paper and cardboard that they generate in the largest quantity.
  • Businesses meeting the above threshold must file a recycling data report every year.
City of Falls Church
  • Businesses with an annual waste stream of more than 100 tons or more than 200 employees per facility must recycle the material they generate in the largest quantity.
  • All businesses must file an annual recycling report by March 1 each year.
  • All construction and demolition projects must recycle paper and cardboard.
Loudoun County
  • All businesses must recycle the one principal recyclable material they generate in the largest quantity on an annual basis.
Montgomery County
  • All businesses must recycle mixed paper including corrugated cardboard; commingled materials (aluminum cans and foil products, bi-metal steel and tin cans; glass bottles and jars; and plastic bottles, containers, jars, tubs, lids, pails/buckets, and flower pots), scrap metal, yard trim and Christmas trees with a goal of recycling 70 percent of waste by 2020.
  • Businesses with 100 or more employees on-site and property owners of multi-tenant facilities must file a recycling plan and submit an annual Recycling and Waste Reduction Report.
  • Businesses with less than 100 on-site employees must file a recycling plan and submit an annual Recycling and Waste Reduction Report if requested by the County.
Prince George's County
  • All businesses are required to file an annual recycling data report.
Prince William County
  • All businesses must recycle the one material they generate in the largest quantity.
  • All businesses are required to file an annual recycling report.


Residential Recycling
Local governments provide residents with the opportunity to recycle at their curbside, plus many have dropoff centers for materials and special collection events. Depending on your location, you many receive service from directly from government staff, from a government contractor, or from a private hauling company that you contract with directly. Visit the Web sites below for more information.

Residential Recycling Service
Jurisdiction
Service
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service at 40,000 household and 250,000 households contract for services directly with private haulers; government provides dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
households contract for services directly with private haulers in unincorporated areas; government provides dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
households contract for services directly with private haulers in unincorporated areas; government provides dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
government provides curbside service and dropoff centers
 


Recycling Contact Information

Jurisdiction Recycling Information

     703-746-4410

     703-228-6570

     301-262-6200

     301-932-3599

     240-487-3590

     202-645-8245

     703-385-7995

     703-324-5230

     703-248-5176

     301-600-2960

     301-258-6370

     301-474-8308

     703-435-6856

     703-771-5318

     703-257-8252

     240-777-0311

     301-883-5045

     703-792-4670

     240-314-8568

     301-891-7633