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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Yard Waste Delays

Please note we now have various Contractors on route collecting yard waste. Please be advised of the following Yard Waste updates.

  • Our regular Fairfax County collection crews are currently servicing yard waste carts for Monday and Tuesday customers.
  • Various contractors servicing compostable paper yard bags, small bundles, and rigid carts of yard waste for Wednesday customers started on Monday, October 18.

Upon completion of Wednesday routes, we will begin with Thursday customers. Please continue to place your yard waste at the curb so that we can collect when crews are able to come through your neighborhood.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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Special Pickup Service Update

Effective July 1, 2021, free special pickups will be limited to 2 cubic yards of Freon, brush, bulky waste, electronic waste, and metal. There will be a charge to remove piles greater than 2 cubic yards. Visit Special Pickup for service 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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