Our Other South Reston Confidential Restonian Operative "Southie" sent us an electronic mail with some shocking news: Fairfax County's Reston South recycling center, known more officially as the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services West Ox/I-66 Transfer Station Recycling and Disposal Center's Reston South Park & Ride Recycling Drop-Off Facility (or FCDPWESWO/I66TSR&DCRSP&RRD-OF for short) will close due to "illegal dumping of old furniture, appliances, and other items." By way of proof, the county posted the shocking photo below of the FCDPWE...whatever:
Where they see "garbage," we see some perfectly functional household furnishings, including a totally safe and trustworthy baby seat (once you turn it right-side up and maybe run it through an industrial defumigator). While Chapter 109.1 of the Fairfax County Code now requires curbside recycling, rendering trips to this Mecca of good taste obsolete, we'll be sad to see this monument to Reston's resourcefulness and spirit of neighborly sharing perish. We only hope they keep the poster of Lady Bey as a reminder of happier, or at least less sanitary, days, the end.