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Printing Error Blamed for Outdated Flyer

by ARLnow.com March 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm 6 Comments

Outdated flyer received by about 4,000 Arlington householdsAbout 4,000 Arlington households received a flyer in their water bill this month advertising a county E-CARE recycling event.

The only problem is, the flyer advertised the E-CARE event that happened this past October. A spokeswoman for the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services says the mix-up happened due to a printing error made by a county vendor. The flyer was supposed to advertise the spring E-CARE event that’s happening on April 20.

“The correct flyers are now being printed and will be sent out at no cost to the County,” spokeswoman Shannon Whalen McDaniel told ARLnow.com. “The flyers will be accompanied by a note explaining the error.”

E-CARE allows residents to safely dispose of electronics and hazardous household items. The next event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Thomas Jefferson Middle School (125 S. Old Glebe Rd).

Photo courtesy @poiuytr

  • No1Curr

    what is really rich is right now there is a banner ad on the top bar of this very site. advertising “Leo: Anti-Gravity Show FEB 15 + 16” at the artisphere.

  • DCBuff

    I just stuck it in the recycling.

  • Trev

    Haha… paper waste… recycling flyer… yadda yadda.

  • Leslie

    Printer error? Sure, blame it on the printer.

  • willy

    The real error was not by the printer. It was by the person who didn’t look at the flyers before they were handed out to the waste/recycling guys for distribution.

    • leslie

      The error was made by the person who didn’t request a proof from their printer or who didn’t review the proof the printer sent them.


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