Public Input Sought on Solid Waste Management Plan


Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187

March 28, 2003

 

Public Input Sought on Solid Waste Management Plan

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program is in the process of developing a Solid Waste Management Plan. The goal of the plan is to determine the future of solid waste management, which includes rubbish and recyclables, for the next 20 years in Fairfax County. Through this planning process, the county hopes to evaluate waste disposal capacity; increase the efficiency in the waste management system; develop long-term projections and improve the environment.

The initial phase of the planning process will be a series of public meetings held from April through November 2003 at locations throughout Fairfax County. The first public meeting will be held in conjunction with Supervisor Gerry Connolly's Fourth Annual Providence District Environmental Workshop on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

Citizens are encouraged to attend the public meetings because their input is essential to make the planning process a success. General information about the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program and the community meetings is available on the county's Web site at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes. Periodically, surveys related to solid waste management will also be posted on the Web site to gather citizens' feedback about strategic planning questions.

The schedule for the Solid Waste Management Plan process is:

  • Public outreach meetings throughout Fairfax County: March - November 2003
  • Strategic Planning and Gap Analysis: June - November 2003
  • Public outreach at Celebrate Fairfax: June 2003
  • Draft SWMP for internal review: November - December 2003
  • Distribute draft SWMP for review by stakeholders: January 2004
  • Meetings with stakeholders: January - March 2004
  • SWMP revisions: January - March 2004
  • Public Hearing and Board of Supervisors approval: March or May 2004
  • SWMP submission to Virginia Department of Environmental Quality: June 2004

For more information about the public meetings and the planning process, contact Pamela Gratton at 703-324-5498, TTY 711 (Virginia Relay Center) or Linda Boone at 703-324-5045, TTY 711, both with the Solid Waste Management Program of the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.


 

 

 


 

FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187 OR TTY-703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS

Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

ADA Accessibility | Website Accessibility
Awards | FOIA | Mobile | Using this Site | Web Disclaimer & Privacy Policy | Get Adobe Reader
Official site of the County of Fairfax, Virginia, © Copyright 2013

Website Feedback Website Feedback    Globe with various flags representing Web site language translations   Language Translations

Return to Graphic Version