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Friday Morning Notes

by Fatimah Waseem November 9, 2018 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

Let the skating begin — The Reston Town Center ice skating pavilion reopens today, just in time for colder temperatures that are expected to befall the region this week. [Reston Town Center]

Getting a little trashy — In Fairfax County, nearly 30 percent of all recycling material received was actually trash. Here’s what you need to know to reduce the amount of contaminated materials placed in recycling bins. [Fairfax County Government]

841 stronger — The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority worked with 21 businesses in the third quarter of the year to bring in 841 jobs to Fairfax County. Bechtel, a leading engineering and construction firm, consolidated its company headquarters in Reston, adding 150 jobs as a result. [Fairfax News]

Veterans Day Closures Next Week — Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Monday for the observance of Veterans Day, but county schools will remain open. [Fairfax County Government]

Shedding light on Diwali — South Lakes High School’s International Club learned about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights recently. [Fairfax County Public Schools]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

  • vdiv

    Guilty as charged, I do put plastic bags in the recycle bin because they have a recycle sign on them. It’s ok, from now on I’ll let them fly to the Chesapeake Bay 😉

    • Greg

      The county piece is very misleading. It addresses its own collection base of about 10% of the county.

      The other 90% are serviced by private companies who set their own recycling standards. Ours, for example, collects ALL plastics types 1-7 including Styrofoam and food packages.

      • Why do you bother?

        I didn’t know that.

        FC’s “When in doubt, throw it out” is an unlikely slogan to encourage people to recycle…

    • Arielle in NoVA

      Make a bag-of-bags for those and drop them at just about any food store in the area. They have bins either just outside or just inside their doors.

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