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

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 458, Fairfax, Va 22035

County Collection Customer,
Service Center

Vacuum Leaf Collection FAQs

This service is for customers who reside in vacuum leaf collection areas that pay an additional fee to the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program. All other Solid Waste Management Program customers not living in vacuum leaf collection areas should follow Curbside Yard Waste guidelines.

If you receive services from a PRIVATE collector, contact them directly for information.


The cost of the service is based on the assessed individual property value and billed as a separate item on the real estate tax bill. The current assessed rate is $0.012 per $100 of a home's assessed value. For example, a home assessed at $500,000 will pay $60 per year for vacuum leaf collection.

  • look up your street address on the map (Note: The area designation will be a number between one and nine or the letter "M".)..
  • Look for yellow signs in your neighborhood they list the corresponding area. (These signs are posted prior to the start of collection and list the estimated timeframe we will be in your area.)
  • For additional information refer to the leaf collection brochure recently mailed to you.

That means that you should have your leaves raked or blown to the curb no later than November 7 because vacuum leaf collection trucks will start collecting leaves in your area on November 8.

It is very difficult to predict when the heaviest fall of leaves will occur. In addition to weather, various issues can affect the collection schedule. As a result, we are not able to provide you with fixed dates.

You will have to wait until the next collection in your neighborhood. Look for the posted signs with new dates. If you miss the third pick up for your area, you will need to follow your yard waste guidelines.

Report service issues or missed collections using the solid waste feedback form or call 703-802-3322, TTY 711.

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The Customer Service Center is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for County-observed holidays.

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