Public Works and Environmental Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon – Fri
703-802-3322 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 458, Fairfax, Va 22035
County Collection Customer
Service Center

Curbside Trash

This information applies to COUNTY collection customers who receive trash and recycling collection from Fairfax County Government. If you receive services from a PRIVATE collector, contact them directly for information.
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Trash and Recycling Customer Announcements:

There are no announcements at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 703-802-3322 or email

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(All trash must be in the county trash cart)

  • Normal household trash
  • It is recommended that all trash be placed in tied bags before placing in the trash cart.
  • Syringes, Needles and Other Medical Sharps: Place in a sturdy plastic container (like a laundry detergent bottle) with screw-on top.  Mark the container "residential sharps” and put in the trash cart.
  • Broken glass should be placed in a taped box before placement in the cart.
  • Animal waste must be double-bagged before placing in the cart.


  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile parts
  • Bio-hazardous medical waste
  • Car batteries
  • Cement, concrete materials
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Dead animals
  • Dirt
  • Drywall
  • E-Waste (Electronics including computers, TVs, cellphones, etc.) For pick up, schedule a Special Pick-up.
  • Engines
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Household Hazardous Waste (including paint, motor oil, antifreeze, chemicals)
  • Liquids (including sewage and septic waste)
  • Propane or helium tanks
  • Rocks, stones
  • Lawn mowers (Take to Metal Recycling/White Goods Area of the I-66 Transfer Station or I-95 Landfill Complex. Lawn mowers must be free of gas and oil)
  • Sod
  • Tires

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