High Winds Expected Tomorrow 3/2/18 – Trash Tips

Recycling and trash collection can be very challenging on windy days. We know we can’t control Mother Nature, but here are some tips that may help prevent your trash and recycling from blowing away.


  1. Place lighter materials on the bottom of your container and heavier items on top to prevent the lighter items from blowing out of the container.
  1. If your container is only half-full, consider waiting until your next collection to place it at the curb. The wind can blow your container away or even cause property damage.
  1. Bag all your trash/recycling before placing it in the bin. This is especially important for small, lightweight items like packing peanuts.
  1. Compact the trash- if you have loose items, place bagged trash on top of them to prevent them from blowing out of the cart.
  1. Secure the lid on your container. The wind can easily blow your container and container lid away.

If you see your trash or your neighbor’s trash has blown into your yard or common areas please try and pick up what you can.

Newsletter typo

There was a misprint in the recently distributed “The Trail” newsletter. Recycling day is still on Wednesdays. Bulk pickup and regular trash or on Fridays. Please continue to put your recycling out on Wednesday.

Christmas Tree Collection

As a reminder, Christmas Tree Collection Days for the neighborhood are on Wednesday January 3rd and January 10th.

  • Remove all tinsel, ornaments, base,and lighting
  • Do not place tree in plastic bags
  • No artificial trees
  • Fees will apply for tree removal after the above dates.
  • ESI Customer Service- 703-444-3181

    Happy New Year!

    Final curbside leaf pickup

    Please rake loose leaves to the curb. The grounds maintenance contractor will be conducting the final curb side leaf removal from the community the week of December 18th, weather permitting.

    Bagged leaves will not be collect by the contractor. Bagged leaves are collected on recycling day, Wednesday, via the trash service.