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703-802-3322 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 458, Fairfax, Va 22035
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Curbside Yard Waste

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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Curbside yard waste

Yard waste is the organic waste generated by yard and lawn care and includes leaves, grass trimmings, shrub and tree trimmings. [No soil, mulch, sod, stumps, whole trees, large branches or limbs or clean-up from storm damage.] No bamboo or invasive vegetation.

Yard waste is collected and processed for recycling only during the period March 1 –December 24. Yard waste must be placed at the curb separately for collection. Yard waste must be placed in compostable paper bags or rigid containers [No plastic bags]. Small quantities of yard waste should be tied in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds [pieces should be no longer than 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter]. More than 4 bundles of tied yard waste should be scheduled for a Special Pickup. For more information on alternatives to yard waste management, visit the Toolkit for Proper Disposal of Yard Waste.

During the period December 25-end of February, if you have yard waste, it must be bagged and placed in your trash cart.

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