Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 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

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 plastic bags, paper yard bags, carts purchased from a local store.  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.