Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Our office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-5033 | TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

Randy Bartlett, Director

Public works and environmental services

WHAT WE DO

The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services builds and maintains safe, reliable infrastructure that improves public health and provides a high quality of life for residents. The department’s four business areas – Solid Waste Management, Capital Facilities, Wastewater Management, and Stormwater Management – work together to create and preserve sustainable communities.

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News Stories

Rendering of rain garden design

December 13, 2019
A new rain garden and plaza will replace an obsolete fountain on the Fairfax County Government Center campus.

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November 6, 2019
Join employees from Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management Program at a special recycling celebration at the Fairfax County Government Center on Friday, November 15, 2019. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., staff will hold an event marking Fairfax Recycles Day, a local event held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful© America Recycles Day.

monitoring-control-building

November 4, 2019
A new monitoring and control building at Fairfax County’s wastewater treatment plant in Lorton, Va., has achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED© Silver certification, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

IT'S STORMY TIME

Melissa Atwood, Outreach Coordinator, Noman M. Cole, Jr., Pollution Control Plant, host Scott CocoMelissa Atwood, Outreach Coordinator, Noman M. Cole, Jr., Pollution Control Plant, talks with host Scott Coco on EnviroPod episode 12 about safely disposing of unused, expired and unwanted medications. We’ve been taught for generations to dispose of unwanted medication by flushing it down the toilet or sink. Things have changed. Don’t allow drugs to fall into the wrong hands or contaminate water supplies. There are safe, easy and environmentally friendly ways to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Take your expired, unwanted and unused medicine to a dropbox location. Can’t find a dropbox? Search by zip code.

If you have an idea for a topic to be discussed on EnviroPod, email SWPDMail@FairfaxCounty.gov or call 703-324-5821, TTY 711.

Featured Video

Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management Program marked Fairfax Recycles Day with a special recycling event at the Fairfax County Government Center on Friday, November 15, 2019. The event was designed to raise awareness about the county’s recycling program and promote good recycling habits.

Capital Projects Summary Report

Quarterly status reports for each supervisory district

Water's Journey

Drinking Water - Wastewater - Stormwater

Clean water is our most important resource. To preserve water quality for future generations, we need to understand where water comes from, how we use it, and where it goes when it leaves our homes and businesses. 

 

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