Fairfax County Launched New Glass Recycling Facility at Clifton Elementary

SEATTLE (Recycling Monster): Fairfax County announced the installation of a new glass recycling bin at Clifton Elementary School. This has resulted in further expansion of the "Purple Can Club" in the region. Also, it offers more accessible glass recycling options in the region.

The installation event was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 26th April, which was attended by eminent personalities including Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity, DPWES Deputy Director Eric Forbes, and other local dignitaries. 


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The student-led project to install the bin was led by two Robinson Secondary School juniors, Shaan Agarwal and DK Nguyen. The project won state-level first prize in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition. Also, it has been qualified for participation at the national level of the competition.

The project was implemented as a result of collaborated efforts by the students and Susan Davidson, Business Operations Manager for Fairfax County’s Division of Solid Waste, who assisted the students with the logistical aspects. The 15-yard container fits within a single parking space and incorporates advanced monitoring facilities.

The installation demonstrates how effective community-driven initiatives are in achieving significant environmental benefits.