Dumpsters and recycling bins are for residential use only. Contractors must appropriately remove their own trash and debris when renovating or repairing units. Dumpsters, recycling bins, and bulk pickup MAY NOT be used for renovation/construction-type refuse or appliances.
Arbors has single-stream recycling. That means that you don't have to separate accepted recycling items. Just put them all in the bins, preferably loose, or in paper bags only. Please do not put recycling items in plastic bags. Please do not throw regular trash in the recycling bins! Recycling bins located by the mailboxes are only for junk mail. Arlington County can fine us if the wrong items are placed in the recycling bins. Click on these links to see what and how to recycle, and what to throw away:
Arlington also has two designated recycling drop-off locations — at Quincy Park (N. Quincy Street and Washington Blvd) or the Arlington Trades Center (2700 S. Taylor Street).
Corrugated cardboard, which is the kind of cardboard that has layers to it--like moving boxes, and boxes that are sturdy, must be BROKEN DOWN FLAT. Usually, there's enough room to slide them in between the bins, once they are broken down. Better yet, cut them up to put in recycling bins, so they don't blow around the parking lots.
If you want to give items away, a Goodwill is conveniently located across the street on Glebe Rd. There are also organizations that pick up donated items. Take a tax deduction, instead, and please avoid leaving usable items by the dumpsters. http://www.charitychoices.com/whoaccepts.a