City of Fairfax Sustainability

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Great seeing Fairfax City Parks and Recreation composting their leftover pumpkins from the fall festival! 🍂🎃

The City's 24-Hour Composting Center is available to drop off food scraps anytime. For more information on composting in the city, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/composting
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Don't let your food waste gobble away! 🦃 #Compost your food scraps at the City of Fairfax Composting Center.

This Thanksgiving season, make sure to drop off your food scraps any time to compost:
- Potato and vegetable peels
- Corn husks
- Apple cores and peels
- Turkey carcasses
- Used flower centerpieces
- And about a 1,000 other things

For more information on composting in Fairfax City, visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/composting
Please do not bag leaves during curbside collection service. Bagged leaves will not be collected! Remember to keep your leaves loose on the curb. 🍂🍂🍂🍂

Leaves collected by the city are suctioned into the trucks and shredded to be turned into compost and mulch. It is very difficult to entirely remove plastic shreds from the final product. Plastic in the compost, even in small amounts, reduces the quality of the compost and provides a pathway for the plastic to get into our environment.

For more information on leaf collection in the city, visit: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/single-family-townhouse-services
Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective ways to take care of our planet! Together we,
• Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
• Conserve natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
• Increase economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
• Prevent pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
• Save energy
• Support American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
• Help create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

Continue the progress we’ve made and #recycleright with #americarecyclesday and City of Fairfax Government
Greasy pizza boxes are NOT recyclable. The grease and grime left on the bottom of the pizza box contaminates the cardboard that’s recyclable. Instead, COMPOST your pizza boxes at the City of Fairfax Composting Center! #compostfairfaxcity and Compost Crew take our food waste and empty pizza boxes to create organic soil. 🍕♻️🍕

Pizza boxes contribute to large amounts of contamination in our recycling. Reduce your food waste and compost with the City of Fairfax drop-off composting program.

To learn more about composting and how to reduce your food waste, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/compost
We’re Crushing it! Drop off your clean and dry glass at one of the region’s glass-only drop-off containers. 💜

In order to increase the recyclability and lifecycle of our glass products, a regional effort was made to create the Purple Can Club to reduce contamination, lower transportation costs, protect sorting equipment, divert glass from the landfill, and develop untapped markets for recycled glass. The collected glass is recycled into new glass products or used in local construction projects to better our communities. ♻️ https://youtu.be/aXizJCNtOIQ

To find a purple can and to learn more about the program, visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/glass-recycling or
Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year – many of which end up littered and polluting our waterways. On a recent visit to the Tusico Branch stream restoration project, right here in the City, plastic bags littered the stream and contaminated our natural environment.

Plastic bags CANNOT be recycled in the curbside recycling collection. But thanks to Trex Company plastic bags, plastic packaging, dry cleaning bags, and other types of plastic bags can be recycled at participating stores.

In the City, stores you can recycle your plastic bags are:
- Safeway
- Giant
- Wegmans
To learn more about recycling and how to reduce your waste, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/recycling
#americarecyclesday #recyclereusereduce
Celebrate #AmericaRecyclesDay all week with tips, tricks, and tools to recycle better. Recycling is the cornerstone of sustainability, but there is still more to do in preserving our world’s natural environments and ecosystems. #Americarecyclesday
To learn more about recycling and how to reduce your waste, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/recycling

Together we can transform recycling! 💚♻️ https://youtu.be/BxppawvCwO8
Have you heard about the proposed stormwater utility? If you were unable to attend any of the public meetings, click here to see Satoshi Eto's presentation, which has been posted: https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/creating-a-stormwater-utility

We want to hear from you. Leave your comments and questions on Engage Fairfax.
We want to hear from you! Join us for the Stormwater Utility Community Engagement Meeting on November 5 at 8:00 am.

Join virtually here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/244021053
Don't forget to drop off your pumpkins, gourds, painted pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and food scraps anytime at the Composting Center, adjacent to the Community Garden on the west side of Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street, open 24/7.

Don't let your food waste haunt you this spooky season!
Don't be a ghoul, 👻compost your pumpkins 🎃 at the City's Composting Center.

To learn more about composting in the City, visit: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/composting

The Environmental Sustainability Committee envisions an environmentally sustainable City of Fairfax The City of Fairfax is dedicated to preserving the resources of our built and natural environment and to ensure our community has clean air and water, safe and healthy neighborhoods, a resilient economy, and access to housing and transportation choices.

01/24/2022

Join us for our first public engagement zoom session this Wednesday, January 26 from 7-8:30 pm, for the Willard-Sherwood Health and Community Center Project! 🤩🏢

Learn more about the project, give your feedback and be apart of this fantastic project!

Register at the link below – once registered you will receive the link and call in number to your provided email address.

💻 VIRTUAL MEETING: Willard-Sherwood Health and Community Center: ibit.ly/3yn8

Learn about the project and leave feedback at any time at engage.fairfaxva.gov

Next Meeting: January 29 from 9-10:30 a.m. Register here: ibit.ly/CWHv

In-person "drop-in" event date coming soon!

City of Fairfax Government
City of Fairfax Community Development & Planning

Timeline Photos 01/01/2022

Cheers to 2022! 🍾🥂Start the New Year off right by bringing your glass products to one of glass-only drop off Purple Cans in the region, including the city's container at 10700 Page Avenue.

Globally, the recycling market has experienced tremendous pressure over the last few years, and glass recycling has become both difficult to recycle and a significant expense. Based on these findings, the City is changing its approach to glass recycling to ensure the greatest environmental benefit.💜♻️ Continue your sustainable new year's resolutions by bringing your glass to one of the regions Purple Cans!

To learn more about the program and to find a Purple Can nearest you, view https://youtu.be/aXizJCNtOIQ or visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/glass-recycling

Cheers to 2022! 🍾🥂Start the New Year off right by bringing your glass products to one of glass-only drop off Purple Cans in the region, including the city's container at 10700 Page Avenue.

Globally, the recycling market has experienced tremendous pressure over the last few years, and glass recycling has become both difficult to recycle and a significant expense. Based on these findings, the City is changing its approach to glass recycling to ensure the greatest environmental benefit.💜♻️ Continue your sustainable new year's resolutions by bringing your glass to one of the regions Purple Cans!

To learn more about the program and to find a Purple Can nearest you, view https://youtu.be/aXizJCNtOIQ or visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/glass-recycling

12/27/2021

When prepping your meals and clearing the table on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, don't trash your food scraps!

Bring them to the Fairfax City Composting Center (in a compostable bag, naturally!).

Details: fairfaxva.gov/composting
City of Fairfax Sustainability

Timeline Photos 12/24/2021

From our family to yours - Have a happy and sustainable holiday season 🌎💚

From our family to yours - Have a happy and sustainable holiday season 🌎💚

12/07/2021

Holiday lights recycling is back, everyone! 🎄♻️ Dispose of your old, broken Christmas lights right in our lobby! Now until the end of January, come down and grab some select lights for 20% off! 🎅 Hurry before they’re gone!
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#xmas #holidayseason #recycling #mylocalace #shopsmall #shoplocal #aceistheplace #notjustahardwarestore #fairfaxcity #nova

Timeline Photos 12/06/2021

Great seeing Fairfax City Parks and Recreation composting their leftover pumpkins from the fall festival! 🍂🎃

The City's 24-Hour Composting Center is available to drop off food scraps anytime. For more information on composting in the city, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/composting

Great seeing Fairfax City Parks and Recreation composting their leftover pumpkins from the fall festival! 🍂🎃

The City's 24-Hour Composting Center is available to drop off food scraps anytime. For more information on composting in the city, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/composting

Timeline Photos 11/25/2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Don't let your food waste gobble away! 🦃 #Compost your food scraps at the City of Fairfax Composting Center.

This Thanksgiving season, make sure to drop off your food scraps any time to compost:
- Potato and vegetable peels
- Corn husks
- Apple cores and peels
- Turkey carcasses
- Used flower centerpieces
- And about a 1,000 other things

For more information on composting in Fairfax City, visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/composting

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Don't let your food waste gobble away! 🦃 #Compost your food scraps at the City of Fairfax Composting Center.

This Thanksgiving season, make sure to drop off your food scraps any time to compost:
- Potato and vegetable peels
- Corn husks
- Apple cores and peels
- Turkey carcasses
- Used flower centerpieces
- And about a 1,000 other things

For more information on composting in Fairfax City, visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/composting

Timeline Photos 11/19/2021

Please do not bag leaves during curbside collection service. Bagged leaves will not be collected! Remember to keep your leaves loose on the curb. 🍂🍂🍂🍂

Leaves collected by the city are suctioned into the trucks and shredded to be turned into compost and mulch. It is very difficult to entirely remove plastic shreds from the final product. Plastic in the compost, even in small amounts, reduces the quality of the compost and provides a pathway for the plastic to get into our environment.

For more information on leaf collection in the city, visit: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/single-family-townhouse-services

Please do not bag leaves during curbside collection service. Bagged leaves will not be collected! Remember to keep your leaves loose on the curb. 🍂🍂🍂🍂

Leaves collected by the city are suctioned into the trucks and shredded to be turned into compost and mulch. It is very difficult to entirely remove plastic shreds from the final product. Plastic in the compost, even in small amounts, reduces the quality of the compost and provides a pathway for the plastic to get into our environment.

For more information on leaf collection in the city, visit: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/single-family-townhouse-services

Photos from City of Fairfax Sustainability's post 11/19/2021

Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective ways to take care of our planet! Together we,
• Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
• Conserve natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
• Increase economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
• Prevent pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
• Save energy
• Support American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
• Help create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

Continue the progress we’ve made and #recycleright with #americarecyclesday and City of Fairfax Government

Photos from City of Fairfax Sustainability's post 11/18/2021

Greasy pizza boxes are NOT recyclable. The grease and grime left on the bottom of the pizza box contaminates the cardboard that’s recyclable. Instead, COMPOST your pizza boxes at the City of Fairfax Composting Center! #compostfairfaxcity and Compost Crew take our food waste and empty pizza boxes to create organic soil. 🍕♻️🍕

Pizza boxes contribute to large amounts of contamination in our recycling. Reduce your food waste and compost with the City of Fairfax drop-off composting program.

To learn more about composting and how to reduce your food waste, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/compost

Timeline Photos 11/17/2021

We’re Crushing it! Drop off your clean and dry glass at one of the region’s glass-only drop-off containers. 💜

In order to increase the recyclability and lifecycle of our glass products, a regional effort was made to create the Purple Can Club to reduce contamination, lower transportation costs, protect sorting equipment, divert glass from the landfill, and develop untapped markets for recycled glass. The collected glass is recycled into new glass products or used in local construction projects to better our communities. ♻️ https://youtu.be/aXizJCNtOIQ

To find a purple can and to learn more about the program, visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/glass-recycling or

We’re Crushing it! Drop off your clean and dry glass at one of the region’s glass-only drop-off containers. 💜

In order to increase the recyclability and lifecycle of our glass products, a regional effort was made to create the Purple Can Club to reduce contamination, lower transportation costs, protect sorting equipment, divert glass from the landfill, and develop untapped markets for recycled glass. The collected glass is recycled into new glass products or used in local construction projects to better our communities. ♻️ https://youtu.be/aXizJCNtOIQ

To find a purple can and to learn more about the program, visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/glass-recycling or

Photos from City of Fairfax Sustainability's post 11/16/2021

Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year – many of which end up littered and polluting our waterways. On a recent visit to the Tusico Branch stream restoration project, right here in the City, plastic bags littered the stream and contaminated our natural environment.

Plastic bags CANNOT be recycled in the curbside recycling collection. But thanks to Trex Company plastic bags, plastic packaging, dry cleaning bags, and other types of plastic bags can be recycled at participating stores.

In the City, stores you can recycle your plastic bags are:
- Safeway
- Giant
- Wegmans
To learn more about recycling and how to reduce your waste, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/recycling
#americarecyclesday #recyclereusereduce

Together, transforming recycling for good. 11/15/2021

Together, transforming recycling for good.

Celebrate #AmericaRecyclesDay all week with tips, tricks, and tools to recycle better. Recycling is the cornerstone of sustainability, but there is still more to do in preserving our world’s natural environments and ecosystems. #Americarecyclesday
To learn more about recycling and how to reduce your waste, visit: www.fairfaxva.gov/recycling

Together we can transform recycling! 💚♻️ https://youtu.be/BxppawvCwO8

Together, transforming recycling for good. The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit working hand in hand with communities and companies to improve recycling for the environment, the economy, ...

Stormwater Utility 11/08/2021

Stormwater Utility

Have you heard about the proposed stormwater utility? If you were unable to attend any of the public meetings, click here to see Satoshi Eto's presentation, which has been posted: https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/creating-a-stormwater-utility

We want to hear from you. Leave your comments and questions on Engage Fairfax.

Stormwater Utility The proposed stormwater utility was presented in a series of public meetings. This video was created for anyone who was unable to attend a meeting but wants ...

Timeline Photos 11/04/2021

We want to hear from you! Join us for the Stormwater Utility Community Engagement Meeting on November 5 at 8:00 am.

Join virtually here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/244021053

Hey #CityofFairfax #residents!

There's a #Stormwater #Utility #Community #Engagement #Meeting this Friday, November 5th at 8am.

Join here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/244021053

City of Fairfax Government

11/01/2021

Don't forget to drop off your pumpkins, gourds, painted pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and food scraps anytime at the Composting Center, adjacent to the Community Garden on the west side of Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street, open 24/7.

Don't let your food waste haunt you this spooky season!

Don't forget to drop off your pumpkins, gourds, painted pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and food scraps anytime at the Composting Center, adjacent to the Community Garden on the west side of Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street, open 24/7.

Don't let your food waste haunt you this spooky season!

Fairfax City News and Events 10/29/2021

Fairfax City News and Events

Don't be a ghoul, 👻compost your pumpkins 🎃 at the City's Composting Center.

To learn more about composting in the City, visit: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/operations-division/refuse-recycling/composting

Fairfax City News and Events Fairfax City News and Events City of Fairfax sent this bulletin at 10/29/2021 08:42 AM EDT View as a webpage / Share Fairfax City News and Events - October 29, 2021 Speed Limit Will be Enforced by Cameras Beginning Nov. 1 Beginning Monday, Nov. 1, new speed enforcement cameras placed near school zon...

Timeline Photos 10/28/2021

This Saturday, October 30, is the final scheduled public meeting on the proposed stormwater utility! Join us this Saturday to learn more, share your comments, and have your questions answered:

9:00 a.m. Faith-based and Nonprofit Properties
10:30 a.m. Residential Properties
12:00 p.m. Community Association Properties

To accommodate social distancing, please RSVP by 10/29. For more information or add comments, visit: engage.fairfaxva.gov or email [email protected]

This Saturday, October 30, is the final scheduled public meeting on the proposed stormwater utility! Join us this Saturday to learn more, share your comments, and have your questions answered:

9:00 a.m. Faith-based and Nonprofit Properties
10:30 a.m. Residential Properties
12:00 p.m. Community Association Properties

To accommodate social distancing, please RSVP by 10/29. For more information or add comments, visit: engage.fairfaxva.gov or email [email protected]

Photos from City of Fairfax Sustainability's post 10/25/2021

Thanks to the work of The Lamb Center and Girl Scout Troops 54019 and 1362, the City has new trees planted in Van D**e Park!

10/22/2021

It is often said that one of the best things you can do to manage climate change and stormwater effects - is to plant a tree. 🌳💧🌲

As trees grow, they reduce the carbon footprint and stormwater runoff while the roots and leaf litter create soil conditions that promote infiltration and a healthy environment.

Trees provide many benefits to us every day. Freshen up your home and stromwater management with a FREE TREE sapling. Join us Saturday October 23 as we celebrate Arbor Day!

It is often said that one of the best things you can do to manage climate change and stormwater effects - is to plant a tree. 🌳💧🌲

As trees grow, they reduce the carbon footprint and stormwater runoff while the roots and leaf litter create soil conditions that promote infiltration and a healthy environment.

Trees provide many benefits to us every day. Freshen up your home and stromwater management with a FREE TREE sapling. Join us Saturday October 23 as we celebrate Arbor Day!

Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Public Survey 08/16/2021

Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Public Survey

We need your help! The 2017 Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan will be updated soon, and your feedback is requested. This Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Survey provides an opportunity for you to participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that help lessen the impacts of future disasters.

https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/northern-virginia-hazard-mitigation-public-survey

Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Public Survey Northern Virginia jurisdictions are preparing an update to the 2017 Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan. The regional plan will identify local policies and actions for reducing risk and future losses from hazards such as floods, severe storms, wildfires, winter weather, and more.

Urban Forestry Program Evaluation 03/25/2021

Urban Forestry Program Evaluation

The draft Urban Forestry Program Evaluation Report has been completed. Please visit our interactive project page to review the draft report and provide feedback at: https://engage.fairfaxva.gov/urban-forestry-program-evaluation. The comment period is open through April 12. Thanks!

Urban Forestry Program Evaluation The quality, health, and connectivity of our urban ecosystem is a major contributor to the quality of life for Fairfax City residents. Caring for the city’s urban forest is an important part of growing a sustainable, healthy, and vibrant city. The City of Fairfax is

02/02/2021

The City of Fairfax Government is looking forward to participating as a panelist in the Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Ecosystems webinar co-hosted by the George Mason University’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) and Center for Resilient and Sustainable Communities (C-RASC). This webinar will highlight sustainability and resilience challenges and speakers will discuss work being done to support the development of communities that are environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive, economically productive, and resilient to shocks and significant stress. Please join us! Register at: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdu2sqj4iHtAIz2xodKenQAfv4Jirscyu

The City of Fairfax Government is looking forward to participating as a panelist in the Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Ecosystems webinar co-hosted by the George Mason University’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) and Center for Resilient and Sustainable Communities (C-RASC). This webinar will highlight sustainability and resilience challenges and speakers will discuss work being done to support the development of communities that are environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive, economically productive, and resilient to shocks and significant stress. Please join us! Register at: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdu2sqj4iHtAIz2xodKenQAfv4Jirscyu

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