Trash & Recycling pickup is collected on Fridays.
- Trash should be put out for pickup prior to 7:00 AM on the day of the pickup.
- Trash containers may be placed on the curb the evening before pickup, the hour of or after sunset.
- Condonimium units should only leave their trash within their appropriate trash sheds located in rear of their buildings, not curbside.
- Make sure you leave your trash at the curb in designated areas only, not on the lawn.
- No trash may ever be placed on the city streets.
- It is against Association rules to put trash out the night before pickup if the trash is not in a container.
- All trash containers must be labeled with your house number and street initial.
- Containers must be removed from the curb by 7:00 AM the day after pickup.
- Recycling may be placed on the curb the evening before pickup, the hour of or after sunset in containers only.
- Make sure you leave your recycling receptacle at the curb in the designated areas, not the lawn.
- Recycling may never be placed on city streets.
- All paper, glass, or plastic containers must be placed in recycling receptacles.
- All recycling receptacles must be labeled with your house number.
- Newspapers may be placed in paper bags and also left on the curb.
- Recycling receptacles must be removed from the curb by 7:00 AM the day after pickup.
Clean all containers before recycling
- Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown and green)
- Plastic - #1 through #7 (with recycling logo displayed)
- Aluminum and bi-metal food and beverage cans
- NO PAPER ACCEPTED
- Cardboard – corrugated cardboard & paper board boxes (i.e. cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc). The boxes do not have to be broken down, but they must be empty of all trash.
Items that should NOT be recycled include:
- Paper towels, napkins, tissues, or paper products
- Bound books or reports
- Beverage glasses or tempered glass, such as window glass
- Cellophane, shrink wrap, or packing materials such as styrofoam, peanuts, and bubble wrap
- Any containers that held hazardous materials such as motor oil, paints, or thinners, or household chemicals
Single-stream recycling is the mixing of all recyclable materials into a single receptacle for collection and processing. All you do is set aside acceptable recyclables and the service provider does the rest.
- April 1st through December 31st only
- During these months, please place yard waste into paper bags. Dirt, rocks or sod will not be collected. Branches can be tied in small bundles and should be no longer than 4 feet in length, 2-3 inches in width.
Holiday Impact (OLD)
- If a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled pickup day, the trash and/or recycling will be collected the following scheduled pickup day. For example, if the holiday falls on Monday, trash will be collected on our next scheduled trash pickup day, Thursday. If the holiday falls on Thursday, trash will be collected on our next scheduled trash pickup day, Monday, and recycling will be picked up on our next scheduled recycling pickup day, Thursday.
Christmas Tree Removal (OLD)
- Christmas trees can be placed at curbside by 7:00 a.m. the first two Wednesdays after New Year’s Day for collection. Residents should prepare their trees for collection by removing all ornaments, tinsel, and stands. Do not place any trees in plastic bags.
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Disposal
- Household hazardous waste and electronics is provided by Alexandria City, specifics can be found here. This service is by drop off, located at 3224 Colvin Street, accepted on Mondays and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except holidays). Please reference the link provided above for a detailed list of acceptable and non-acceptable items.
If you have any questions about any of the above items, please contact Capitol Property Management at (703) 707-6404.
- Each unit is assigned one dedicated parking space for the exclusive use of the resident or their guests.
- Dedicated resident parking is indicated by a parking space with a number.
- Each unit is also issued one visitor parking permit.
- Visitor parking is indicated by a parking space labeled “Visitor.”
- A current/valid visitor parking permit is required to hang from the vehicle's rear-view mirror and must be clearly visible at all time to prevent towing.
- Visitor parking permits may not be used for more than three (3) consecutive days OR for more than a total of six (6) non-consecutive days in a calendar month.
- Visitor parking rules are printed on the back of each permit.
- Parked vehicles must not extend beyond the actual parking space delineated by the white lines.
- No junk or derelict vehicles may be parked at any time. All vehicles must be street legal and display a current license plate, safety inspection and city required sticker(s).
- Most public street parking around Colecroft requires a zone 5 permit during the day.
- Information about city regulations and how to obtain a zone 5 permit may be found on the Alexandria City Government web site @ http://alexandriava.gov/finance/info/default.aspx?id=1818.
Violators are towed at the Owner's expense.
If you find your vehicle missing, you should contact Henrys Towing at the number below to see if your vehicle was towed. If it was not towed, you should then call the Alexandria police non-emergency phone number at (703) 838-4444 to report your vehicle stolen.
Lost Visitor Parking Permit
If your visitor parking permit is lost or misplaced, you can obtain a new pass by sending a request and check in the amount of $50.00 to Capital Property Management, at the following address:
3914 Centreville Rd. Suite 300
Chantilly, VA 20151
If you have any questions about any of these items, please contact Capitol Property Management at (703) 707-6404.
The HOA Board is committed to ensuring that the community’s overall appearance is properly maintained. A volunteer committee has been working on possible ways to update the exterior of our homes to help achieve maximum curb appeal. While the committee’s work is still on-going, below is an update on their progress and recently approved items. If you have any questions, please reach out to the HOA property manager, Ingrid Ketterman, at [email protected].
Exterior Paint Colors
The current Colecroft exterior paint colors have been in place for almost 40 years. The paint is from a McCormick color palette that is no longer offered, except by special request. Many of us know how difficult it has been to patch areas using the current approved colors.
The committee’s goals regarding paint colors were to:
- Choose colors that will blend with the old colors to allow homeowners to make changes on their own time or when an area of the exterior home is cited for repair. Please note no action is needed based solely on the paint color change; there is no requirement to update your exterior colors if paint repairs are not otherwise needed.
- Offer a variety of color options while still maintaining cohesiveness.
- Ensure the requirements are easy to understand and follow.
- Post all information, with visual examples, on the Colecroft website.
Below are the paint color recommendations approved by the board on Oct. 23, 2022:
- Paint brand: Behr Exterior Paint - readily available at Home Depot.
- Seven accent color options: Adirondack Blue (N480-5), Compass Blue (MQ5-54), Vine Leaf (N400-7), Pinecone Hill (N410-6), Red My Mind (MQ1-10), Medieval Wine (S100-7), and Black.
- Accents = doors and shutters.
- Doors can be any of the accent colors.
- Black shutters can pair with any of the accent/door colors.
- Doors that are painted with Adirondack Blue, Compass Blue, Vine Leaf, and Pinecone Hill can have shutters in the same color or Black.
- Doors that are painted with Red My Mind and Medieval Wine are required to use Black for any shutters.
- Doors that are painted Black can be paired with shutters in Black, Adirondack Blue, Vine Leaf, or Pinecone Hill.
- Please see the attached PowerPoint for colors and approved combinations.
- Three trim color options: Mesa Taupe (PPU5-14), Greige (PPU24-11), and Wheat Bread (720C-3).
- Trim = Rake board, flashing, wood bump-out and trim around windows, dormers, pediments, door trim, vent covers, gutters, eavestrough, downspouts, fascia trim, and porches.
- Currently, the most used trim colors in the community are Woodspice and Chadwicke Tan. Mesa Taupe closely matches Chadwicke Tan. There will be no alternative for Woodspice as it is a dated color and does not complement the new accent colors.
- If homeowners currently have Chadwicke Tan as the trim color and choose to repaint or are cited for trim painting repair, they can choose Mesa Taupe and do not have to repaint all trim. If they choose one of the other two trim colors, they are required to paint all trim.
- Homes cited for trim painting or that choose to repaint which are not currently painted with Chadwicke Tan are required to paint all trim in their choice of one of the three new trim colors.
- Please see the attached PowerPoint for trim colors.
- Metal Awning color options: Black or Magnetic Gray (N500-5m)
The committee is worked with a local Behr representative to design digital color palettes and renderings so homeowners can visualize how approved color options and combinations will look on their home.
Storm Doors, Window Trim Color, and Door Hardware
The Board has also recently approved the following:
- Storm doors can now be black, or they must match the door color. This adds a more cost-effective option for the community. Current bylaws state “full-view” or “all glass” storm doors are preferred and do not require HOA approval. If a homeowner wishes to install a different style, they must submit a request to the Board with a visual of the storm door, for approval prior to installing.
- Vinyl window trim can now be standard white versus having to be painted to match the trim color. This also provides a more cost-effective option for homeowners.
- Current bylaws state that variations in door hardware, including kick-plates, handles, and peepholes are allowed without prior HOA Board approval.
- Please see the attached PowerPoint for approved storm door and window trim.
Colecroft is a very pet-friendly neighborhood, and as such, it's the responsibility of all pet owners to protect our grounds and all residents. Please be careful where dogs are allowed to relieve themselves, so no damage is done to grass or plantings. Just as throughout Old Town, owners MUST immediately clean up after their pets.
As put forth in section 11.1 of the bylaws:
"Pets shall not be permitted upon the Common Area unless accompanied by someone who can control the pet and unless carried or leashed."
Landlord & Tenants
All residents & guests of Colecroft must abide by the "rules" of the association which are laid out in the letters of incorporation and by-laws.
As set forth in section 11.1 of the bylaws, it is the duty of the landlords to inform their tenants, and any applicable assessments or consequences will apply:
"No Owner shall lease a Lot other than on a written form of lease: (1) requiring the lessee to comply with the Association Documents"
This includes allowable use of parking permits and spaces, as well as trash & recycling schedules, and lot upkeep.
Per section 11.2 of the by-laws:
"Each Owner shall, promptly following the execution of any lease of a Lot, forward a conformed copy thereof to the Board of Directors."
So, landlords must file copies of all current leases with Capitol Management on behalf of the board.
Renters are encouraged to sign-up on the Colecroft e-list so they can be kept aware of community news, including safety and crime updates.