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Friday, November 12, 2021

Once again, volunteers clear trash and construction debris from Americana Drive

Trash bags line Americana Drive after the cleanup. [Amy Gould]
About 30 people spent Veterans Day picking up trash along Americana Drive in Annandale.

The volunteers – including many residents of the Vistas of Annandale – filled 95 large trash bags and also collected construction debris and other large items, including an entire engine block.

Staff from Fairfax County’s solid waste department were expected to deliver the trash to the I-95 Landfill Complex. Metals will be recycled, and the burnable trash will go to the incinerator. 

The clean event was organized by the Friends of Accotink Creek and local resident Amy Gould.

A few participants in the cleanup crew.
The area between Americana Drive and the beltway has long been a dumping ground for furniture, carpets, and leftover items from construction projects, as well as litter. Cleanups have been periodically scheduled since 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who were truly a force to be reckoned with. What a great job you did and we appreciate you! I hope you enjoy the improvement you made to the environment many of us live in and helping to improve our water quality. Thank you for caring and for all your hard work!!!
    --Amy Gould, Chair
    --Fairfax County Restoration Project