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Access to Direct Markets & High Median Income Make Loudoun Ripe for Innovative Agriculture

Access to Direct Markets & High Median Income Make Loudoun Ripe for Innovative Agriculture

Access to Direct Markets Video Highlights Loudoun’s Farms

Reduce Your "Waste Line" This Summer In One Easy Step!

Reduce Your "Waste Line" This Summer In One Easy Step!

Summer is the perfect time to shed some of the excess waste found throughout your household.  Are you storing paint, stains, fuels, or pesticides that you are not sure how to dispose of?  The Department of Construction and Waste Management encourages you to bring these items and others to the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday June 25, 2011 at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn.   It’s a guaranteed way to reduce your “waste line!”

HHW includes items such as fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, oil-based paints/stains/varnishes, paint thinners, metal polishes, rust removers, wood preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, pesticides/insecticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, old fuels including gas/oil mixes, and many others. Latex or water-based paints are not a hazardous waste and can be dried or solidified and disposed of in your household garbage. 

Local Scout Troops Tour Loudoun County Landfill

Local Scout Troops Tour Loudoun County Landfill

Scout groups who recently toured the Loudoun County landfill included Girl Scouts Junior Troop #2221 from Sycolin Creek Elementary School in Leesburg and Sterling Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 2590. Each troop visited the Loudoun County landfill recently for separate tours and to learn more about recycling.  The groups saw large equipment operating in the landfill as garbage trucks lined up to unload their trash.

The Loudoun County landfill is located at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Tours are currently being scheduled for weekdays July through November.  Call 703-771-5514 for information.

Daisy Girl Scouts Tour Loudoun County Landfill

Daisy Girl Scouts Tour Loudoun County Landfill

Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 1965 from Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg earned their "Use Resources Wisely" petal by visiting the Loudoun County landfill for a tour.  The group was able to see the garbage trucks that pick up trash from their homes unload trash into the landfill. 

The Loudoun County landfill is located at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Tours are currently being scheduled for weekdays July through November.  Call 703-771-5514 for information.

   

 

Leesburg Utilities Department Recognized for Operational Excellence by Virginia Office of Drinking W

Leesburg Utilities Department Recognized for Operational Excellence by Virginia Office of Drinking W

From the Town of Leesburg – The Town of Leesburg’s Utilities Department recently received a state award for operational excellence.  At the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Conference in Roanoke, Aref Etemadi, Acting Director of the Leesburg Utilities Department, accepted the 2010 Silver Excellence in Waterworks Operation/Performance Award from the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water.  The Leesburg Water Treatment Plant has received this award every year since 2004.

“Every year, the Office of Drinking Water selects those waterworks that have met the state’s goals for filtration and clarification optimization,” explained Aref Etemadi. “It is really an honor to be recognized, year after year, by the state regulatory agency.”

2011 Loudoun Green Business Challenge is Underway

2011 Loudoun Green Business Challenge is Underway

The 2011 Loudoun Green Business Challenge has begun. The Loudoun County Government and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce held the Green Business Challenge Kick Off on Wednesday, May 11, at George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus.  The event attracted about 75 people and was hosted by Loudoun County Potomac District Supervisor Andrea McGimsey and Chamber President Tony Howard.

Cub Scouts Tour Loudoun County Landfill

Cub Scouts Tour Loudoun County Landfill

From Loudoun County -- Cub Scouts from Pack 1148 in South Riding recently visited the Loudoun County landfill for a tour.  Members of the group were fascinated that they were riding on a “mountain of trash.”

The Loudoun County landfill is located at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Tours are currently being scheduled for July through November, call 703-771-5514 for information.