Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-802-3322
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

County Collection Customer,
Service Center

MEGABULK Pick Up

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. If you receive services from a PRIVATE collector, contact them directly for information.
Unsure if you are a county collection customer? Visit "Does Fairfax County Pick Up My Trash?"

Elimination of Plastic Bags for Yard Waste Collection

On February 23, 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to prohibit the use of plastic bags for yard waste. Although the new rule takes effect March 1, the Solid Waste Management Program will be exercising enforcement discretion for a six-week period to allow time for customer notification and education on the new rule. Enforcement will begin Monday, April 19, 2021. Read County Leaders Approve Elimination of Plastic Bags for Yard Waste. See also, Elimination of Plastic Bags for Yard Waste Collection FAQs and and Paper, Not Plastic: A Public Outreach Toolkit for Proper Disposal of Yard Waste.


Special Pick-Up Service Update

Effective July 1, 2021, free special pick-ups will be limited to 2 cubic yards of brush, bulky waste, appliances, and metal. There will be a charge to remove piles greater than 2 cubic yards. Visit Special Pick Up for service details.


Covid-19 Curbside Collection Changes Details ->

The Megabulk Program is designed to help customers remove whole trees and large loads of waste from their properties - including construction and demolition waste. The minimum charge for a Megabulk collection is $110, but prices will vary depending on the volume of material. Payment is accepted by credit card or check only. The amount of material must exceed 12 cubic yards.

Material must not be placed under power lines or tree limbs; we require 20 feet of clearance on all sides and above the pile.  

Waste may not be left at the curb for more than 10 days.  You are responsible for removing the material within 10 days, either with the Megabulk Program, another contractor or by self-hauling the waste. Failure to do so may result in Fairfax County removing the materials at your risk and expense.

The minimum cost for county removal of abandoned materials is $250 plus actual labor, equipment and disposal costs.

Call 703-802-3322, TTY 711 to schedule a MEGABULK collection. Fee varies.

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