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

No Change to Collection Schedule for Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Please be advised that there will be NO CHANGE in the trash and recycling collection schedule for Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) for customers of Fairfax County Government. If you have private collection, please contact your hauler. To ensure that all trash and recycling is collected, please make sure that all materials are at the curb/street line by 6:00 a.m.. Trash and recycled material, other than collapsed cardboard, must be placed inside the county provided cart. No privately-owned carts will be serviced.

Our administrative office will be closed on Tuesday, November 3. The office will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4.

The Recycling and Disposal Centers at the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex will both be open on Tuesday, November 3.

Thank you for your continued support of our program.


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


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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