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Upcoming Events

Earth Day McLean—Act Locally

Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.–noon
Free admission; preregistration recommended.

Register here: 2001.321

Note: This event is limited to McLean residents who reside in Small Tax District 1A—Dranesville.

This drive-through, outdoor, environmental action event provides a convenient way for McLean residents to better the planet. Several local community businesses and organizations will provide four key facets of environmental health in the spirit of shredding, reusing, recycling and planting.


  • Earth-friendly opportunities include:
  • Paper shredding provided by ShredInstead. Limited to personal use only up to 5 full copy/bankers boxes. (limits apply)
    Paint recycling provided by Yuck Old Paint. Residents may bring old cans of oil or latex-based paint. Limited to 10 cans per family. (limits apply) Note: Per federal DOT and EPA regulations, paint MUST BE in original containers with labels. Please do NOT co-mingle paint can contents.
    Bulk/Household Items accepted by College Hunks Hauling Junk. College Hunks Hauling Junk will accept bulk or household items (furniture, clothing, school supplies, technology). The company has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill to reuse and recycle donated bulk/household items.
  • • Compost. Veteran Compost will collect the following compostable materials: All food, paper towels, paper napkins, paper towel and toilet paper rolls (the cardboard part), compostable food containers, compostable flatware, dinnerware, plates and cups. Any flatware, dinnerware, plate or cup that is clearly marked as compostable, produce or storage bags that are marked as compostable, coffee grounds, coffee filters, tea bags (including the staples and strings).
  • Bike donations provided by Wheels to Africa. Wheels of Africa will collect used bicycles to help under-resourced communities in Africa and America.
    Tree saplings donated by Bartlett Tree Experts.
    Pollinator Seed Packets. MCC will distribute these on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 250 cars.
  • Art Alchemy.  An innovative recycled art installation provided by Brooksfield School.

Additional Recycling Information provided by Fairfax County Government:

A-Z List of Recycling and Trash Topics

Composting Organic Waste
Cicadas are Coming! - Their safe impact on the environment
Tree Care Resources

Recycle or Trash? Residential Materials
Urban Forestry Education Programs


MCC Governing Board Elections: The drive-through event will include a voting opportunity for McLean Tax District 1A residents to vote for their favorite MCC Governing Board candidate. Ballots may be picked up onsite and dropped off by May 15. Participation in the recycling event is not required to receive a ballot.