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E-CARE Event Collects Tons of Electronics, Hazardous Materials

by ARLnow.com October 15, 2012 at 11:55 am 2,873 11 Comments

Arlington County has deemed its latest Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) another success.

The event on Saturday attracted 1,239 residents who dropped off 41.5 tons of hazardous household materials and 11.5 tons of electronics for recycling.

The next E-CARE event will be held next spring. This past spring, E-CARE collected 35.5 tons of hazardous household materials and some 20 tons of electronics.

E-CARE is held biannually at Thomas Jefferson Middle School (125 S. Old Glebe Road).

  • Cletus Van Damme

    Any i-phones in those 20 tons? I have a cracked screen… 🙁

  • bob

    80 pounds a person? Seems a bit high.

    And they need a place for pedestrain/bike drop offs, not in your car.

    • Charles

      Agree. Arlington County should do more to encourage non-car-usage, not less (such as the stupid lack of full sidewalks all along the access road on the back side of Pentagon Row where everyone walks and hopes not to get hit).

    • drax

      They would accept drop offs from bikes and pedestrians too.

      There were none, but they would accept them.

  • WeiQiang

    This event is always so well organized and efficient. Thanks to the County for making it happen.

  • JimPB


  • GodFilasDesignatedDriver

    In and out in 10 minutes Saturday morning. Additional kudos to the friendly volunteers to make the experience very painless.

    • Glebe Roader

      Agreed. It was well organized and everyone was friendly and helpful. Thanks!

    • Arl for Now

      Yes, best organized drop off I remember. And thanks to the Boy Scouts for taking my old flags.

      • drax

        Flags can be hazardous.

  • local

    Fantastic job Arlington!


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