This page contains informative and educational resources to send, share, and speak about the changes to yard waste collection for Fairfax County residents. These materials and information are suitable for a wide variety of audiences.
It has been noted that pieces of plastic bags, shredded during the composting process, end up being re-introduced into the environment when the compost is applied in gardens, yards, and other similar projects. Prohibiting plastic bags removes plastic pollution from the yard waste being made into compost. If you have questions about any of the content or materials provided here, or suggestions/requests for additional items, please e-mail Recycling@fairfaxcounty.gov.