Recycling & Solid Waste

Recycling is the most universally accepted green activity that area residents do every day. It establishes a strong connection between personal action and environmental benefit and it provides an opportunity to explore other behavior changes that may make the region more sustainable.

Studies have found that recycling contributes a significant reduction to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and can contribute more savings if expanded.  Most area residents have access to recycling at home and a work. 

COG helps promote recycling through its Go Recycle media campaign.  It also serves as the regional coordinator each year for America Recycles Day.  Additionally, COG in conjunction with Fairfax County has created a new Builders’ Recycling Guide to Reuse and Recycling as a searchable on-line database. Visit the Go Recycle site to find recycling information for the metropolitan Washington region.

COG offers programs on waste management for its members through the Recycling Committee, Solid Waste Managers Group, and the ad hoc Organic Recycling Task Force, which focuses on the emerging opportunities in grass, leaf, and food composting.


News & Multimedia

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    Campaign highlights the many benefits of recycling

    April 28, 2017

    The Go Recycle campaign educates residents about recycling and encourages them to recycle everywhere--at work, at home, and in public spaces

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    Fight Climate Change & Protect the Environment: Go Recycle!

    February 28, 2012

    In metro Washington across the US and around the world waste continues to be a major contributor to climate change. In the last 35 years the amount of waste...

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    Radio Campaign Encourages Recycling

    November 7, 2005

    COG has launched a two-week radio ad campaign to encourage residents and businesses of the area to do their part in keeping the environment clean.

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    Fall Ad Campaign Focuses on Recycling

    November 8, 2004

    COG is launching a radio campaign to keep citizens informed about recycling options in the metropolitan area.

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