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 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. The permit office is open to the public with or without appointment 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

John Kellas,
Deputy Director, Solid Waste Management

Recycling and Trash News, Videos and Podcasts


Recycling and Trash News

- The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) invites the public to two ribbon cutting events to launch a new pilot program that encourages food scraps to be dropped off for composting. The public is also invited to attend an educational event featuring environmental education displays and information including the Glass Monster. The public is invited to attend the following in-person events:
Trash & Recycling cans
- In a normal year, collecting trash and recycling is the fifth most dangerous occupation. The men and women who keep our neighborhoods clean operate heavy machinery, work among distracted drivers in busy streets, and haul away our waste in the rain, summer heat, and snow. In 2020, the global pandemic has made their essential jobs even more difficult and dangerous.
- Fairfax County temporarily eliminated yard waste pickup to protect solid waste employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This means residents may have yard waste materials readily available for composting, and with more people having their meals at home, it’s a perfect time to start composting food waste,” McCoy said.

Recycling and Trash Videos

Learn about the environment in Fairfax County. Listen to EnviroPod.

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