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

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Before recycling, consider ways to reduce your trash, reuse items in other ways, then recycle where possible before throwing stuff away.

Reduce / Reuse

Donation SpotSource reduction is the first goal of sustainability; then reuse. Recycling is last. Try to reduce waste in the first place, or reuse items before recycling. Donation Stations are an option for residents that want to give their unwanted or unneeded clothing, household goods, books, etc. a second life. Reducing waste by repurposing unwanted but usable goods is an important part of the Fairfax County Environmental Vision.

Please recycleRECYCLE

You should be able to recycle everywhere you go - at home, at work, and at play. If you are concerned that there is no recycling available at a location you frequent, call us at 703-324-5230.

View The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) answers to some of the most common recycling questions at EPA's Frequent Questions on Recycling.

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Recycling Right in Fairfax County

Recycling Right in Fairfax County

Keeping communities clean and healthy. The curbside recycling bin program is designed to collect specific materials. See which items you should always place in the bin. Keep them loose, clean, and dry. And which items should never be put in the the curbside recycling bin.

Download the flyer for more information.

Residential Recycling Requirements

Fairfax County has rules regarding how waste and recycling is managed. One important component of the county’s solid waste ordinance is the requirement for residents to separate recyclables from trash for placement at the curb for collection. Both waste and recyclables are required to be collected weekly if you receive collection service at your residence.

Where Does Recycling Go?

Did you ever wonder where your recycling materials go? Follow the journey with this flowchart. Click the picture to download for easy viewing.

Recycling flow chart

I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex

Find phone numbers, hours, addresses, and disposal fees for the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex.

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)

FOG

Waste cooking oil is accepted every day at the I-66 Transfer Station or the I-95 Landfill Complex. Take cooking oil directly to the Household Hazardous Waste facility for recycling!

Composting and More

Composting

Consider composting, nature’s own way of recycling. Composting is the controlled breakdown of organic material such as yard waste or food scraps. You can buy a compost bin or make one yourself.

Hazardous Waste

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The Fairfax County Household Hazardous Waste Program accepts hazardous materials from residents free of charge and disposes or recycles them according to all local, state and federal regulations.

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