Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia



Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-5033 | TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

Christopher S. Herrington, Director

Public works and environmental services


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

Banner containing rendering of Workhouse Art Center's architectual rendering of W13 and W15 Building. Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay, Supervisor Dan Storck, and the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services invite you to the groundbreaking ceremony Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m.

June 17, 2022
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, and Workhouse Arts Foundation, are excited to host the official groundbreaking ceremony for Workhouse Campus Buildings W13 and W15 project, Friday, June 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Thank you signs on trash carts

June 13, 2022
Please join Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management Program in thanking all the hard-working waste and recycling workers in the county.

Wooded tree tops

June 10, 2022
If you have demonstrated outstanding conservation-based actions in preserving, protecting or planting trees, you may be eligible for an award from the Tree Commission.

Featured Video

Revitalize, Restore, Replant : Watch county ecologists discuss the Who, What, Where, Why, and How of the Revitalize, Restore, Replant program!


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. 

APWA Accredited Agency

APWA Accredited Agency logoThe Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services is accredited by the American Public Works Association. This prestigious national accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that comply with or exceed recommended best practices. The recognition affirms the department’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to Fairfax County residents.  In 2021, DPWES Leads APWA Awards with Wins in 8 Major Categories including five for Project of the Year and three honorable mentions.

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