Arlington County, Va. -- The Arlington County Solid Waste Division has responded to the attack on the Pentagon by providing support for firefighters and police in their rescue and traffic control efforts in the area.
According to Carl Newby, solid waste division chief for the county's Department of Environmental Services, they are providing light towers and fuel to keep the fire trucks running in their efforts to put out fires.
They also have been providing regular municipal solid waste (MSW) support to keep up with the day-to-day operations in the county. "It's important for us to get regular residential curbside collection services up and running," says Newby, adding the importance of returning to a sense of normalcy in the area. The county also is helping to provide information to citizens in the area on major announcements and decisions related to the attack.
The American Red Cross and countless other organizations have helped to pick up trash in stationed areas in the Pentagon's south parking lot.