Recycling and Trash


The Covanta Fairfax, Inc. waste-to-energy facility, located at the county’s I-95 Solid Waste Management Complex in Lorton, has been closed due to damage from an extensive fire at the facility on Feb. 2. Plans to restore and reopen the facility are ongoing. FAQs are available here. For more information, call 703-324-5230, TTY 711, or send an email to trashmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Basics

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Popular Items for
Recycling or Disposal:


  Food Waste Composting
  Carton Recycling
  Computers & Electronics
  Documents for Shredding
  Hazardous Waste:
      Household  |  Commercial
  Large/Bulky Items
  Yard Waste

  All ItemsRecyclables & Trash


Areas of Interest

Man with Recycling Bin At Home:  Collection services and recycling and trash facilities for county residents
Employee and Business Trash and Recycling Information At Work:  Guidelines for employees, commercial building tenants and property managers


Student and Teacher Recycling Information At School:  School news and contests, project ideas, teacher resources
Solid Waste Collector Information Industry:  Regulations, fees, permitting requirements, etc. for service providers


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SafetySafety: Refuse and recyclable material collection worker safety


Hospitality IndustryHospitality Industry: Guidelines for restaurants and hotels


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