Public Works and Environmental Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Disposal hours are listed below. Our administrative office is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
703-342-6361 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 458, Fairfax, Va 22035
Daniel Brooks
Hazardous Waste Manager

Commercial Hazardous Waste

TO REPORT ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES: Visit Calling Non-Emergency or 911 (Department of Public Safety Communications) for instructions.


Hazardous wastes from businesses are regulated separately and may not be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Program.


FREE disposal of household hazardous waste is available to Fairfax County residents only.

Visit Household Hazardous Waste

Disposal Pricing

Fees vary depending upon the quantity and type of material. Pricing quotes can be obtained by calling at least two weeks in advance of an upcoming event if the generator provides information on the contents and sizes of all containers. Any deviation from the reviewed and approved quote will result in pricing changes.

All payment for disposal services rendered is due upon arrival. A copy of your receipt will be provided to you by Fairfax County Government upon completion of the service.

Acceptable methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Make checks payable to Director of Finance, Fairfax County Government
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express)
  • Intercompany Agency (Fairfax County Government Agencies only). Fairfax County Agencies wishing to pay via intercompany agency must provide a G/L #, Cost Center #, and Fund Number. Failure to do so will disqualify the agency from paying in this manner.

Universal Waste

Universal waste is a subset of hazardous waste and contains mercury, lead, cadmium, copper and other substances hazardous to human and environmental health. Universal wastes are generated from a wide variety of sources (i.e., individuals, government agencies, hospitals, businesses, etc.) in a variety of settings, not just in traditional industrial settings.

In 1995, U.S. EPA developed an alternate, streamlined management program to encourage the collection and recycling of these commonly generated hazardous wastes. The federal universal waste regulations can be found in 40 CFR Part 273. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has adopted the federal universal waste regulations by reference with a few additional requirements. The DEQ regulations can be found at 9VAC20-60-273.

Managing qualifying hazardous wastes as universal waste is optional. Generators have the choice to manage hazardous wastes that fit into the categories of universal waste as universal wastes in Part 273 or under the full set of hazardous waste regulations. For a full understanding of the regulatory requirements of universal waste, read Universal Waste Requirements | Virginia DEQ.

Examples of Universal Waste Include:

  • Batteries (Lead Acid)
  • Batteries (NiCd / NiMH)
  • Batteries (Lithium / Lithium Metal Primary/Lithium Ion/Lithium Polymer)
  • Batteries (Mercury)
  • Batteries (Silver Oxide)
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) or Tubes (Mercury)
  • Mercury Containing Equipment
  • Mercury Thermostats
  • Metal Halide Bulbs (Mercury)
  • LED Bulbs (Lead, Arsenic, Silver)
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bulbs (Mercury)
  • PCB Ballasts or Transformers
  • Pesticides
  • Sodium Vapor Bulbs (Mercury)
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