Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

This Wednesday is a “Red Wednesday”, which means trash and recycling pickup. Ideally, rolling recycling containers are stored and deployed in the back alleys along with trash cans. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In local recycling news, Prince William County Board of Supervisors is asking the Governor and Dominion to look at removal, recycling of power plant waste as alternatives to Dominion’s plans to cap and seal in place 4 million tons of ash that had been deposited in lagoons near Quantico Creek and the Potomac River. The ash, which contains a variety of pollutants, is a byproduct of decades of burning coal to generate electricity at the company’s Possum Point power station.

Also, more media coverage of Virginia oyster shell recycling. “Recycling Shells to Support New Oysters”.

In national recycling news, from

Closed Loop Fund (CLF), an investment fund that finances recycling infrastructure and sustainable manufacturing technologies to advance the circular economy, has announced its requesting for proposals (RFPs) for projects that collect, sort and/or process postconsumer polypropylene (PP) plastic.

CLF says there is an opportunity to increase recovery of PP with the proper infrastructure, driving cost savings for municipalities, increasing revenue for material recovery facilities (MRFs) and supplying greater volumes of high-value material into the manufacturing stream.

Stormy Night Problems

Neighbors reported various problems last night in the midst of stormy weather-

At 11pm Monday nite, at two Intersections, Traffic Lights completely dark. Corner of Belvedere & Idlewood Ave. and corner of S. Laurel St. & Idlewood Ave. Reported to SeeClickFix.

2:15am Power outage here 500 block S. Pine St.
Report all outages (888) 667-3000

Chimney fire on 600 block of S. Pine. Thank you RFD for a quick response.

Power out on part of 400 block Laurel.

Also, sometime between 8-10pm, there was an apparent hit and run on 1000 block of Idlewood. Looks like someone coming off expressway too fast hit two parked cars, knocking them into each other and up onto the sidewalk.