Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are not open to the public 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

Curbside Collection Schedule Changes: Special Pickups resumed. Yard waste collection resumes May 25. More Details ->


Delay in Yard Waste and Bulk

We are running behind, in some neighborhoods, on yard waste and bulk special pick-ups due to volume. If your yard waste or bulk special pick-up is not collected on your regular collection day, please leave it at the curb/street line and it will be collected one day later.

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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