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Glass Recycling 

Fairfax County does not accept glass recycling from any trash/recycling hauler, including curbside providers and the Parkout.


The county asks Great Falls residents to bring glass bottles/jars for recycling anytime to the purple bins at any of several locations, including the Great Falls Library parking lot.

"Glass" items that go in the trash include: light bulbs, glass lamps, ceramics, porcelain, mirrors, windows and sheet glass.


Read about the county's glass recycling in the The Great Falls Connection.

Watch this glass recycling video, produced by Langley High School graduate Eloise Lorenze for her Girl Scout Gold Award project in conjunction with Fairfax County and the Virginia Recycling Association.

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Plastics Recycling 

Did you know that not all plastics are recyclable?


Plastic items that Fairfax County recycling trucks accept include plastic bottles and jugs, as well as laminated beverage cartons (for milk, etc).


Plastic take-out containers, plastic bags, plastic food bags and wrappers, and plastic pillow packaging unfortunately are not recyclable.


Fairfax County asks that all recyclables are placed loose (not bagged) in recycling trucks. Thank you! 

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