Reduce, reuse, recycle at McLean Community Center’s Earth Day McLean—Act Locally drive-thru event on April 17

Sabrina Anwah | McLean Community Center Around Town

Residents can vote for MCC Governing Board Candidates, too 

McLean Community Center (MCC) is holding an environmental action event for residents of Dranesville Small District 1A from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 17. Earth Day McLean—Act Locally is drive-thru, outdoor, event that provides a convenient way for McLean residents to better the planet. Admission is free; preregistration is recommended. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Several local community businesses and organizations will provide four key facets of environmental health in the spirit of shredding, reusing, recycling and planting.  

Earth-friendly opportunities include: 

  • Paper shredding provided by ShredInstead
  • Paint recycling provided by Yuck Old Paint
  • Bulk/Household Items accepted by College Hunks Hauling Junk 
  • Composting by Veteran Compost 
  • Bike donations provided by Wheels to Africa
  • Tree saplings donated by Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Art Alchemy, an innovative recycled art installation provided by Brooksfield School.

Please visit the website,, for more detailed information on limits and constrictions.

MCC Governing Board Elections

The drive-through event will include a voting opportunity for Dranesville Small District 1A residents to vote for their favorite McLean Community Center Governing Board candidates. Ballots may be picked up onsite and dropped off by the Wednesday, May 15, deadline. Participation in the recycling event is not required to receive a ballot.

For more information or to register, visit  

About McLean Community Center

The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.