Collection and Disposal Business Categories


Businesses must obtain certain permits to collect or dispose of trash or recyclables in Fairfax County.  The permit type is determined by the type of activity or service that the business performs.  

To identify your Business Category, and corresponding requirements, select the Activity description that matches the type of service your business performs.  If you need further assistance, contact the I-66 Permit Office at 703-631-0495, TTY 711.

Business Category: Collection Company with Certificate to Operate (CTO).
Activity: Collects waste and recyclables at least once per week. Trash is transported to county facilities for disposal.
Requirements:  Application for certificate to operate, bond, vehicle inspections, vehicle permits and fees, see relevant forms.
Disposal Rate
: Reduced disposal rate via Waste Delivery/Disposal Agreement with county.
Payment Method: Invoiced monthly by county.
Miscellaneous: Must secure a surety bond for each permitted vehicle.  County maintains vehicle tare weights.  Permits and certificates to operate must be renewed annually and vehicles must be inspected annually.

Business Category: Recycling Company.
Activity: Collects recyclables only and transports them to noncounty facilities.
Requirements: Vehicles must be registered with the county.
Disposal Rate
: n/a
Payment Method: n/a
Miscellaneous: Registration must be renewed as necessary.

Business Category: Permitted Disposal Company.
Activity: Brings waste generated by their own business operations to county facilities for disposal.
Requirements:  Application, bond, vehicle permits, see relevant forms.
Disposal Rate: Reduced disposal rate  via Waste Delivery/Disposal Agreement with county.
Payment Method: Invoiced monthly by county.
Miscellaneous: Must secure a surety bond for each permitted vehicle.  County can maintain vehicle tare weights (optional).  Vehicles are weighed on commercial disposal scales. Vehicle permits must be renewed annually.  May also participate in Commercial Cash Program.

Business Category: Commercial Cash Customer.
Activity: Brings waste generated by their own business operations to county facilities for disposal.
Requirements: Application, commercial cash permit, see relevant forms.
Disposal Rate: Disposal rate according to material type.
Payment Method: Pay at point of service using credit card, cash, check.
Miscellaneous: Not required to secure a surety bond.  County can maintain vehicle tare weights (optional).  Vehicles are weighed on recycling and disposal center scales. (These are open later than commercial disposal scales).  Vehicles must have program permit with them in order to dispose of waste. Vehicles are retared annually.

Business Category: Tire Disposal Company
Activity: Brings tires to I-95 Complex for disposal.
Requirements: Application, bond, tire disposal permit, see relevant forms.
Disposal Rate: Commercial tire disposal rates.
Payment Method: Invoiced monthly by county.
Miscellaneous: Must secure a surety bond. Cost depends on number of tires being disposed in county. Permits must be renewed annually.



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