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

Refuse and Recyclable Material Collection Worker Safety

Refuse and recyclable materials are collected from Fairfax County residences and businesses by a mix of private collectors and County employees. These workers are doing dangerous work in dangerous conditions on our roads every day. Their safety is as much in your hands as theirs.

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics data, refuse and recyclable materials collection is the fifth most dangerous job in this country - and transportation incidents are the cause of 40 percent of the injuries and fatalities.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Accidents involving distracted drivers claim over 3,000 lives in the U.S. each year (about nine every day). Nearly 400,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the U.S. each year.

SWANA Old Dominion Chapter Safety Summit Event Photos: November 8, 2018


Garbage Man Day Photos: June 19, 2018


Fatal Work Injuries
Fatal Work Injuries Rates (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers)
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