Archives for December 2013

2014 Christmas Tree Collection Schedule


The Arlington Department of Environmental Services has announced that Christmas Tree Collection will be from January 6-17, 2014 on your regular trash day.  Be sure to removal all decorations, nails, stands and plastic bags and place the tree on the curb no later than 6 am on your regular trash collection day.  After the trees are collected, they will be ground into wood mulch for garden use. Check out this short video to see how Arlington recycles your tree.

Residents who do not have curbside recycling service, such as those living in townhouses, apartments, or condominiums, may call (703) 228-6570 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m to schedule an appointment to bring their Christmas trees to the Solid Waste Bureau.

After January 17, holiday trees will not be recycled, but will be collected as trash on your regular trash collection day.



Three Ways to Light Up Arlington this week


Light up Arlington in Three Different Locations

Light up the Village

Shirlie Lights Up the Village in Shirlington on Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:30 -8:30 pm with a tree lighting at 6:30 by Allison Starling, photos with Santa beginning at 6:45 inside the UPS Store, horse and carriage rides (Bring a non-perishable food item for AFAC), live entertainment, and promotions and specials from some of the Shirlington merchants.


Light Up Rosslyn

On Thursday, December 5th, dozens of rooftops will be lit up at Light Up Rosslyn from 5:30-6:30 in front of the WJLA Jumbotron at the corner of Wilson Blvd. and N. Lynn Street.  The event will feature speeches, music, free food and drink. There will also be a winter clothing  collection drive.


Miracle on 23rd Street

And on Friday, December 6th, from 6-9 PM, Linden Resources will present their annual “Miracle on 23rd Street” at their headquarters at 750 23rd Street S.  This free event is the traditional kick-off of the local holiday season in the Crystal City area.  Santa Claus will arrive on an Arlington County fire truck, there will be a tree lighting ceremony, holiday music and children’s activities.