Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 458, Fairfax, Va 22035

Eric Forbes,
Director, Solid Waste Management

Recycling and Trash News, Videos and Podcasts


Recycling and Trash News

Compost Outpost at I-66
- FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – Two 20 feet long sea containers have been placed at the I-66 Transfer Station for the county’s new Compost Outpost pilot program. It is designed to create optimal conditions for composting and is a test facility to demonstrate small-scale, decentralized, organics processing.
purple can club container
- In 2022 Fairfax County's Purple Can Club program collected more than 5,231 tons of glass. Since the start of the program in 2019 more than 14,000 tons of glass have been recycled and diverted away from the landfill.
Fairfax County Employees collecting vacuum leaf
- FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services is currently behind on vacuum leaf collection service. The county provides service to roughly 25,000 customers as part of the Sanitary District Program. Delays are the result of the early leaf fall this season, in combination with staffing and equipment shortages.

Recycling and Trash Videos

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