Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-5230
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

John Kellas,
Deputy Director, Solid Waste Management

Litter

NOTICE: Mulch will be UNAVAILABLE at the I-95 landfill complex until mid-March 2019. A project to repair a concrete pad starts December 12, 2018.

Litter is the result of the improper disposal of trash.  It has very negative environmental impacts including:

  • Attracting rodents and insects which may breed disease
  • Polluting streams and lakes that flow to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay
  • Killing fish and wildlife
  • Destroying scenic vistas

The Keep America Beautiful Foundation estimates that 51 billion pieces of litter are thrown out every year at an annual clean-up cost of $11.5 billion.

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