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General Information

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  • Refuse:
    Collects approximately 700 tons of appliances, trash and debris during our annual Solid Waste and Alexandria Beautification Commission Spring Clean-Up.
  • Leaf Recycling:
    Collects approximately 20,000 cubic yards of leaves each year.
  • Leaf Mulch:
    Grinds and delivers over 7,000 cubic yards of leaf mulch to residents each year.
  • Recyclables:
    Recycles over 15.50 million pounds of newspaper, aluminum, plastic, glass, and old appliances each year.
  • Sewer Liner:
    Installs approximately 3,000 feet of sewer liner into existing sanitary sewers each year.
  • Asphalt Paving:
    Paves approximately 60 lane miles of residential and arterial streets each year.
  • Street Maintenance:
    Cleans and maintains over 20,000 lane miles on an each year.
  • Traffic Signals:
    Maintains the City's 215 traffic signals
  • Parking Meters:
    Collects coins, and maintains 1,000 parking meters in the City of Alexandria
  • Chesapeake Bay:
    Administers and enforces the "Chesapeake Bay" regulations to protect and restore our local streams and the Bay.
  • Wetlands:
    Administers and enforces the City's wetland protection regulations.
  • Watershed Management:
    Administers a comprehensive watershed protection program.
  • Noise:
    Administers and enforces the City's Noise Ordinance.
  • Environmental Quality:
    Administers and enforces the "Erosion and Sediment Control" a regulatory program protecting the City's water bodies from sedimentation and erosion due to construction activity.
  • T&ES:
    Meets with civic and citizen associations to discuss a variety of issues including traffic calming, pedestrian safety, solid waste, and infrastructure issues.
  • Transit:
    250 bicyclists participate in an annual "Bike to Work Day" Program hosted by T&ES, Transit Services
  • Construction & Inspection:
    issues approximately 2000 permits each year.

Important Phone Numbers

Construction & Inspection703.746.4035
  • Oversees City street, sewer, and sidewalk construction
  • Issues permits for activities on the public-right-of-way including construction, and temporary emergency parking
  • Soil Erosion Control Enforcement

Engineering & Design703.746.4045
  • Engineering & design advice and services for all City requirements
  • Locations of rights-of-way, easements, and real estate agreements
  • Street light outage/repair reporting in coordination with Dominion Virginia Power or you can use our on-line street light problem reporting system by clicking on this link.

Office of Environmental Quality703.746.4065
  • Investigates air pollution complaints, and noise pollution complaints including loudspeakers, air conditioners, engine noises
  • Involved with water quality, watershed, and stormwater management programs and stormwater best management practice facility inspections.

Maintenance Division703.746.4488
  • To request repairs for potholes, streets, bridges, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, storm and sanitary sewers, and fire hydrants. You can also use our on-line sidewalk problem reporting system by clicking on this link.
  • Responsible for snow and ice removal
  • To report downed trees and limbs you can call the City arborist at 703-838-4999 during normal business hours. After hours, please call the Alexandria Police Department's non-emergency number at 703-838-4444. You can also send an email to the arborist at this link.

Solid Waste Division703.746.4410
  • Street sweeping, litter collection, seasonal leaf pick-up program
  • Residential refuse & recyclable materials (newspaper, glass, plastic, aluminum) You can also use our on-line problem reporting system to request a new recycling bin by clicking on this link.
  • Collection of white goods (stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Household hazardous waste materials disposal

Transit Services703.746.4075
  • City bus stop, shelter & bench maintenance
  • DASH Bus & public transportation information
  • Car pool & ridematching information
  • City DOT paratransit transportation program

Transportation Division703.746.4747
  • Install & maintain traffic signals, traffic signs, parking meters, pavement markings
  • Conduct traffic surveys
  • Coordinate traffic on City streets for parades & other special events
  • Oversee the City vehicle impound lot
  • In the event of an emergency involving a traffic signal or sign, please call 703.746.4747.