Monday notes

Purple recycling dumpster being lowered into parking lot
(Fairfax County Department of Environment and Energy image)

Purple bin arrives: Previously Richmond Highway-area residents had to go to Lorton or the city of Alexandria to drop off their glass, but now’s there’s a new option. A new purple recycling dumpster was dropped of at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center on Friday, one of two added in the county.

Reader more on Fairfax County’s Facebook page.

Ebbin on special session, lieutenant governor, minimum wage: State Sen. Adam Ebbin, whose district includes part of the Richmond Highway area, appeared on WAMU’s The Politics Hour radio show last week. Ebbin gave his thoughts on the short-lived special session on gun control, was critical of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and said the minimum age in Virginia must increase.

The transcript and audio can be found here.

Mary Thonen Awards nominations: The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) is asking for nominations for the 2019 Mary Thonen Richmond Highway Beautification Awards. The awards program recognizes local businesses for contributing to “Richmond Highway beautification in the form of landscape improvements,” according to SFDC.

Get more info and learn how your business can participate on

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  1. Tess Ailshire