Temporarily Halted 4/1/2020
To consolidate manpower and Fairfax County services, this glass recycling program has been halted. The purple dumpsters have been picked up and taken to the Lorton, VA facility. If you can, please save your glass and recycle it in the future. – Doug
A new glass recycling dumpster is now available on Mill Street NE near Capitol Building Supply, Sheets Lumber or on your way to Caboose Tavern in Vienna. Pay attention, you’ll need to start visiting it weekly because…
As you may know, glass picked up with your curbside recycling now goes to the landfill. The old plan of single-stream collection did not work as the recycling industry changed.
Know that glass in your recycle bin actually goes to the dump and is added to the landfill.
So, NO GLASS in your recycling bins anymore.
Now you can recycle your glass Vienna!
This may seem “old school”, but I remember when we had to bring everything to dumpster recycling centers. I think there was even a cardboard one near the Community Center and W&OD Trail in the 1990s.
Glass recycling in Vienna is possible again now that Fairfax County has placed a purple glass recycling dumpster in the Town of Vienna!
This glass will now go to Fairfax County glass crusher in Lorton, and then can used in construction projects such as bedding under pipes instead of using rocks. It saves landfill space and reduces the need for tons of stones under the stormwater pipe or roadbed.
The glass crusher can pulverize up to 20 tons an hour into various grades of sand and gravel for paving, construction, or stormwater projects.
- Clean glass bottles
- Empty and rinse
- All colors accepted!
- NO glass in bags
- No light bulbs
- NO Pyrex, windows, etc
- NO Food (Clean, Rinse, Clean only)
- NO plastic bags