|The purple bin at the Mason Government Center.|
You now have two choices:
- Bring your used glass containers to the purple glass-only recycling bin in the parking lot of the Mason Government Center at 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, or to one of the 20 other purple glass recycling bins in Fairfax County, Falls Church, or Alexandria.
- Put used glass in the trash.
According to Fairfax County, the decision to no longer accept glass in curbside bins was made because glass often breaks, contaminating more valuable recyclables. China, the biggest purchaser of recycled materials, has tightened its standards on what it will accept.
Also, broken glass damages machinery, and because it’s heavy, it adds to the cost of transporting recyclables.