Debris and Tree Removal
All refuse collection companies operating in Fairfax County must
collect brush placed at their customers' curbsides as long as the brush
- In bundles of less than 4 feet in length and less than 50 pounds;
No piece is larger than 6 inches in diameter.
Other types of debris, such as furniture, or metal items should be
separated into individual piles for collection. Please use care
when placing debris at the curbside and do not block the roadway or
sidewalk with large debris. Any brush that is bagged or placed in a
container will be collected on your next regularly-scheduled collection
day. Leaves must be bagged and placed on the curb as well.
If you use a private trash
collection service you should contact them directly for information
on schedules and special instructions about pick-ups.
If the county is your trash hauler, separate the materials into source
- Brush, limbs and branches in one pile;
Metal items, such as appliances in another pile.
Each customer of the county service will receive five
no-additional-cost special collections of debris or brush annually.
Residents must call 703-802-3322, TTY 711, to schedule the
collection. Each special collection is limited to 12 cubic yards per
special collection – roughly a pile 5 feet x 6 feet x 10 feet. If the
county declares an emergency or disaster from a storm event, these
thresholds may be waived.
For a charge, the county also offers a MegaBulk collection
service daily for larger amounts of brush or bulk debris.
- For a fee, residents can self-haul trash, debris and recyclables to the disposal and recycling facilities:
- Recycling and Trash (Fairfax County)