Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon – Fri

703-802-3322
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 458, 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 in Fairfax County receive this service). If you receive services from a PRIVATE collector, contact them directly for information.
Unsure if you are a county collection customer? Visit "Does Fairfax County Pick Up My Trash?"

Announcements

Vacuum Leaf Update (updated 11/14/2022)

Please be advised that we are several days behind schedule with vacuum leaf collection. Customers can view updates on our Vacuum Leaf Collection webpage.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


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. [No soil, mulch, sod, stumps, whole trees, large branches or limbs or clean-up from storm damage.] No bamboo or invasive vegetation.

Yard waste is collected and processed for recycling only during the period 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 [No plastic bags]. Small quantities of yard waste should be tied in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds [pieces should be no longer than 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter]. More than 4 bundles of tied yard waste should be scheduled for a Special Pickup. For more information, visit Paper, Not Plastic: A Public Outreach Toolkit for Proper Disposal of Yard Waste.

During the period December 25-end of February, if you have yard waste, it must be bagged and placed in your trash cart.

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