Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

Matthew Kaiser,
Public Information Officer

News Stories

Purple Can Club Participants Make Glass-to-Glass Recycling Possible

December 19, 2019
Starting in January 2020, North America’s largest glass recycler, Strategic Materials, will begin transporting glass from the county’s glass processing plant in Lorton, Virginia, to one of their recycling facilities.

Partners Recognized for Excellence in Building Design and Construction

December 17, 2019
The 13th Annual Awards of Excellence for Building Design and Construction ceremony was held at the Fairfax County Government Center on December 13, 2019. Awardees were recognized for their commitment to excellence and outstanding customer service to the county. View all award winners.

New Rain Garden to Replace Crumbling Fountain

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

Fairfax Recycles Day Event Slated for November 15

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.

Wastewater Treatment Building Receives Sustainable Design Certification

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.

What are Invasive Plants?

October 31, 2019
A plant is a plant, right? Unfortunately, not all plants are universally beneficial. You may have heard of kudzu, an invasive known as the “vine that ate the south.” When plants are imported from other parts of the world, either accidentally or on purpose, they have the chance to escape into the natural environment.

Fairfax County Opens Two New Donation Stations

October 10, 2019
A brief ceremony was held October 9, 2019, to celebrate the availability of a new Donation Station at the I-95 landfill complex in Lorton, Va. The new donation box, provided through a partnership with TVI/Savers, accepts used clothing and household goods.

County Urban Foresters Help Save Ash Trees at Sky Meadows State Park

October 10, 2019
Urban foresters were invited to participate in National Public Lands Day on Sept 28 to assist the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to identify living ash trees in Sky Meadows State Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Paris, VA.

Wastewater Treatment Project Earns Sustainability Award

October 7, 2019
Replacing the disinfection system improves health and safety, protects freshwater resources, and reduces carbon footprint, chemical storage, and greenhouse gas emissions

Floodplain Management Plan Progress Report Available

October 4, 2019
The Floodplain Management Plan Progress Report 2019 is available to the public and media. The progress report is part of the Northern Virginia Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and is published annually by the staff of the Stormwater Planning Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Fairfax County.
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