Recycling and Trash

Clean Communities

Recycling and environmentally-responsible trash disposal keeps Fairfax County clean, healthy, and sustainable. Help preserve the county’s high quality of life and protect natural resources by following trash and recycling laws and guidance.

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Disposal Center Drop Off

At Home Pick Up

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View Who Picks Up My Trash to find out if you receive trash and recycling collection services from Fairfax County Government.

Customers with private collection service should contact their provider directly.

For County Collection Customers Only

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

no paper, no plastic, yes canvas, My grocery bag is better than your grocery bag

Before recycling, consider ways to reduce your trash, reuse items in other ways, then recycle where possible before throwing stuff away.

Residential Recycling Requirements

Recycling at Multifamily Properties

Recycle or Trash? Index of Materials

Free Mulch | Document Shredding

Glass | Plastic | Yard Waste

Collection and Disposal Industry

Educators, Students & Ambassadors

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Find out how to take a tour of one of our trash and recycling disposal centers, arrange for a guest speaker, and watch great videos.