Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

County Collection Customer,
Service Center

County Collection Customers

Curbside Collection Schedule Changes Details ->

Please be advised that no changes have been made to our weekly trash (grey cart) and recycling (blue cart) collection schedule. To ensure that all trash and recycling is collected, please make sure that all materials are at the curb/street line by 6 a.m. on your regular collection day.

Trash and recycled material must be placed inside the cart. Trash or recycling placed outside the county-provided cart will not be collected.

No privately-owned carts will be serviced.

As of Monday, March 30, 2020 until further notice, special pickups and yard waste collection have been suspended. 

Our customer service phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to the high volume of calls, you may experience extended wait times.

If you have collection service through a private company, please contact them directly for service information.

Who Picks Up My Trash?


This information applies to county collection customers who receive trash and recycling collection from Fairfax County Government, about ten percent (10%) of residents and businesses in Fairfax County.
Unsure if you are a county collection customer? Visit "Who Picks Up My Trash map."


In most cases, ninety percent (90%) of residents and businesses in Fairfax County, a private collection company picks up your trash and recycling. Residents are billed by the collection company or pay via their Home Owner Association fees. Please contact your provider directly regarding services. View registered solid waste collection companies.

Curbside Trash

Curbside Trash Pickup

Curbside Recycling

Trash and Recycle bins


Special Pickups and Megabulk Collections

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, the Solid Waste Management Program is changing collection requirements for trash and recycling haulers and changing service levels at the county’s two disposal sites. These changes will remain in effect until the public health emergency passes. All Special Pick-up collection has been suspended. Additional information can be found at Solid Waste Operational Changes to Protect Front-line Workers.

Disposal Center Drop Off

Drop off recycling and trash services are available to ALL Fairfax County Residents at our I-66 and I-95 disposal centers

Popular Links

Address, Hours, Phone, Facility Map

Recycle or Trash? Index of Materials

Disposal Fees and Regulations

Free Mulch | Document Shredding

Customer Guidelines

For information on Set-Out Instructions, Cart Information, what can be recycled curbside and how to handle Household Hazardous Waste and Yard Waste, view the

Trash & Recycling Customer Guidelines

Severe Weather

In the interest of safety, trash and recycling collection may be suspended in severe weather or in emergency situations. For emergency and severe weather status updates, call 703-802-3322, TTY 711.


Regular trash, recycling, yard waste and special collection services are provided on all holidays except Christmas Day. The Customer Service Center is closed in observance of all county holidays.

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