Learn about the Anacostia River and find relevant resources about where to enjoy recreation on the river, local recycling guidelines, environmental news, trash policy updates, lesson plans, and more!

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Can I recycle this number of plastic in DC? I know I can recycle paper-products, but what if it has food on it? What do I do with my old batteries and electronics? We know that recycling can be confusing, especially in an area with so many different city and county guidelines. Here’s a list of resources to help you determine where your waste should go:


This is a comprehensive guide for different types of waste, including farmer’s markets with compost collection programs, electronic drop-off locations, and clothing donation (and repair!) centers.

  • Plastics: #1-5, 7 can be recycled   ***No #6, No plastic bags!

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