Procurement and Material Management

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30PM M-F

703-324-3201
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway; Suite 427
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lee Ann Pender,
Chief Procurement Officer

Zero Waste

 

At Fairfax County government facilities, our goals are to:

 

Reduce solid waste generated by 25% from 2018 levels and Divert 90% of solid waste from being disposed of in the trash.

 

Fairfax County's Zero Waste program works to minimize solid waste in County facilities to close to nothing and to do so through a holistic approach: by rethinking not only how we dispose of materials, but also what we use and how we use it. This is why Fairfax County government's Zero Waste goal is twofold: to decrease by 25% the amount of waste it generates and to divert 90% of its waste from the trash.

While this website focuses primarily on achieving Zero Waste in municipal operations, all are welcome to use and apply the resources to their home and community.

 

 

HOW CAN WE ACHIEVE ZERO WASTE?

Achieving zero waste is no small task. It requires the participation of every employee and user of government facilities, as well as County leadership and business partners! 

View below the four pillars, known as the 4 R's, and the 24 priority strategies for Fairfax County's Zero Waste program. 

 

THE 4 R'S

The 4 Rs: Reach Out, Recycle, Reduce, Repurpose/Reuse
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THE 24 STRATEGIES

The Zero Waste Plan identified 24 optimal strategies for Fairfax County to prioritize to achieve its Zero Waste goals. These strategies have the highest potential for waste prevention and diversion in Fairfax County facilities:

 

COMING SOON: TRACKING PROGRESS

 

MORE INFORMATION ON ACHIEVING ZERO WASTE

The following resources provide information on Zero Waste practices and strategies:

What Goes Where

County Employees: Get Support

The Core Zero Waste Team is here to help you with strategic planning, identifying resources, connecting you with other Champions taking on similar projects and more!

 


 

Fairfax Virtual Assistant