We can reduce the amount of waste we generate by choosing reusable rather than disposable items, and avoiding unnecessary purchase of products and packaging. But we all use items that are difficult to dispose us - so how can you safely dispose of them?
- MOM's Organic Market locations (including the one on Elden Street in Herndon) are hosting free electronic recycling through Sunday, June 30th. Just drop off any of your old or unused equipment in the boxes outside the store! Throughout the entire year, MOM's will also accept cell phones, batteries, compost, corks, and other materials.
- Residents of Fairfax County can drop off hazardous materials such as household cleaners, paints, fertilizers, gasoline and herbicides at the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site at 4618 W Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
- Loudoun County residents can recycle several types of plastics, glass and other containers and materials at Loudoun County Recycling Drop-off Program 400 W. Laurel Ave, Sterling, VA 20164
- For readers outside the Northern Virginia area, please check out the search feature at Earth911 to find a recycling center near you!
The Yuppie Hippie