Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

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

use reusable containers or paper yard waste bags to set out grass, leaves and brush

February 26, 2021
Joining several neighboring communities in the D.C. Metro Area that have banned the use of plastic bags for yard waste, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday amended the county’s Solid Waste Management ordinance, which now prohibits the use of plastic bags for set out and collection of yard waste.

Picture - Jib Crane at the Hogge Run to Lift the Pumps

February 9, 2021
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced the winners of its annual Mid-Atlantic Region awards and Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) is bringing home eight of them, five for Project of the Year and three honorable mentions.

Sharon North

December 31, 2020
Sharon North has accepted the position of Section Chief/Information Officer III with the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. She previously held the position of Public Information Manager with the City of Richmond, VA, Department of Public Works.

Featured Video

Water’s Journey in Fairfax County

IT'S STORMY TIME

Christine McCoyEnviroPod episode 22 features Christine McCoy, Education and Outreach Specialist, Solid Waste Management Program, talking about the new food-scraps-to-compost-program. Residents are welcome to bring their food scraps to two locations in the county: the I-66 Transfer Station on West Ox Road; or the I-95 Landfill Complex in Lorton. More information is available on the county web.

 

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

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. 

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.

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