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

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

County Collection Customer,
Service Center

Curbside Yard Waste

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.
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day

Please be advised that there will be NO CHANGE in the trash and recycling collection schedule for Monday, January 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day) for customers of Fairfax County. If you have private collection, please contact your hauler. See Details ->

Trash and Recycling Collection Delay

Please be advised that we are running behind on trash and recycling collections for some Friday Customers. Friday Customers whose trash or recycling is not complete today, please leave it at the curb/street line and it will be collected on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Thank you for your patience.

Special Pickup Delay

Please be advised that we are running behind on Special pickups for some customers.

Customers whose special pickup is not complete, please leave it at the curb or street line and it will be collected as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.


Christmas tree collection has been extended through January 21, 2022, for recycling. Lights, decorations, and stands must be removed to ensure collection. After January 21, please schedule a brush Special Pickup to have the Christmas tree removed. See Details ->

To see all customer recycling and trash collection announcements, see Details ->

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 must be placed in compostable paper bags or rigid containers. Yard waste set out in plastic bags may not be collected. 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 Pickup.

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