Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day All Weekend on April 24 & 25

To promote awareness of and to benefit our local environment, the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program, Clean Fairfax Council and Northern Virginia Community College have come together to provide several opportunities for county residents to celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day all weekend on April 24 and 25:

Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration: Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus (8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale ). There is no cost to attend this family-friendly event. With games, exhibits and several hands-on workshops and activities, this year’s celebration will have something for everyone in the family.

Document Shredding: Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus (8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale ). Residents may shred up to 5 medium-sized boxes of personal documents per household at no charge. Remove all paper from binders. Also remove binder clips. Information stored on film or computer disks will not be accepted – paper documents only.

Electric Sunday: Sunday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station ( 4618 West Ox Road , Fairfax ). Residents may recycle old televisions, computers and peripheral electronics such as speakers, printers, scanners, etc. Also, residents can recycle unbroken fluorescent tubes and light bulbs.

Complete details for these events and other recycling opportunities planned for 2010 can be found on the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program’s web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling, or by calling the Recycling InfoLine at 703-324-5052, TTY 711.

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