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

Curbside Yard Waste
- The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program advises residents and collectors that the requirement for separate collection of yard waste on a weekly basis is temporarily modified for approximately two months, effective Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
Vickie McEntire Anglin
- FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. - It has been a week filled with acknowledgements and recognition for the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES). The Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) received a letter and certificate from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approving its acceptance as a Virginia Environmental Excellence Program Sustainability Partner (VEEP SP) for calendar year 2022.
- Fairfax County, Va. – County residents interested in composting food scraps will now have several additional convenient drop-off locations. The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) and the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) have been working together to get the Farmers Market Composting pilot program expanded.

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