Fairfax County Wants Residents to Talk Trash


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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Aug. 14, 2003

 

Fairfax County Wants Residents to Talk Trash

Fairfax County really wants to know how people feel about their trash. Community input will influence the way the county deals with trash for the next 20 years. Do residents want to recycle additional materials curbside? Should small business recycling requirements be changed? How should the county fund community benefit programs? What should the county's role be in managing trash collection and recycling services?

It's not too late for Fairfax County residents to visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes to offer their opinions via an online survey about solid waste management (trash management) in the county. The survey is part of the process to develop a solid waste management plan to guide the county in the next 20 years. The survey has 24 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Survey questions range from asking about curbside recycling to opinions about the cost of trash collection.

Through this solid waste management planning process, the county hopes to identify future waste disposal options, increase the efficiency of the waste management system, develop long-term projections to ensure that materials are managed, and implement strategies that protect the environment. The planning process also includes a series of public meetings held through November at locations throughout Fairfax County. General information about the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program and the community meetings is available on the county's Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes. A public hearing will be held in spring 2004 to review and approve the final plan.

For more information about the survey, the public meetings and the planning process, contact Pamela Gratton at 703-324-5498, TTY 711 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.

 

 

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