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

Curbside Yard Waste

The collection of cardboard placed outside of the county recycle cart resumed Monday, June 29, 2020.

  • All cardboard must be collapsed
  • Styrofoam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, plastic must be removed from the collapsed boxes

Delay in Yard Waste and Special pick-up (bulk)

We are running behind on the following:

  • Special pick-ups - We are behind by one day. Please continue to leave your special pick-up (bulk) at the curb for collection.
  • Yard waste - We are extremely behind schedule on yard waste collection for County collection customers, (Monday through Friday). These delays will continue at least through September 7, (Labor Day). Please place your yard waste at the curb on your scheduled collection day so that we can collect when crews are able to come through your neighborhood.

If you have a private hauler, please contact your hauler. Thank you for your patience.


Covid-19 Curbside Collection Changes Details ->

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 "Who Picks Up My Trash map."

Curbside yard waste

Yard waste is the organic waste generated by yard and lawn care and includes leaves, grass trimmings, shrub and tree trimmings. Yard waste does not include soil, mulch, sod, stumps, whole trees, large branches or limbs or clean-up from storm damage.

From March 1 – December 24, yard waste must be placed at the curb separately for collection. Yard waste can be placed in paper yard bags or rigid containers. Small quantities of yard waste can be tied in bundles (no longer than 4 feet in length, and no more than 50 pounds in weight). Branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter. More than 4 bundles of tied yard waste should be scheduled for a special collection.

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