Property Owner or Managing Company
All nonresidential buildings (businesses, schools, hospitals, etc.) in Fairfax County are required to recycle mixed paper and cardboard.
If you are the property owner or manager of an apartment or condominium, see the county's Minimum Residential Recycling Requirements.
Responsibilities of Owner or Manager of Nonresidential Property
According to county requirements, it is the responsibility of the property owner or manager to:
- Provide a recycling system for their tenants that meets ALL system requirements.
- Notify and educate tenants about the recycling system upon occupancy and at least once annually.
- Develop a Municipal Solid Waste Management and Recycling Plan and keep it onsite. It must be available to the county within 30 days of a written request.
Learn about the tenant's responsibilities.
Requirements for New Construction or Changing Use
If you are responsible for new construction or are making a change that requires a site plan amendment, a waste stream calculation worksheet must accompany the first site plan submission to Land Development Services. Call 703-324-5439, TTY 711 for assistance in completing the form. For inquiries regarding the status of a site plan you have already submitted, contact your site plan reviewer.
Flyers are available for property owners and managers to use in educating their tenants. Versions are available in English and Spanish and include: Residential Cardboard and Mixed Paper ONLY (B&W or color) and Residential Cardboard and Mixed Paper PLUS additional materials (B&W or color). For more information, please call 703-324-5230, TTY 711.
For technical assistance, call 703-324-5230, TTY 711 or email the county's recycling office.
- Responsibilities of Tenants
- Business Recycling FAQs
- Commercial Recycling Video
- How to Create an Office Recycling Program
- Nonresidential Recycling Publications