Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. The permit office is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

703-324-5230
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

John Kellas,
Deputy Director, Solid Waste Management

Residential Disposal Fees and Regulations

Fees by Volume or Weight

Fees for disposing of trash are based on volume (for example number of bags, per item, cubic yards) or weight (tons).

Bagged waste fees are based on volume, while unbagged bulk waste fees are calculated based on weight.

Fees for bulk waste are prorated based on the actual weight of the delivery.

The county reserves the right to base the fee on either volume or weight. Customers may request that the disposal fee for waste be based on weight rather than volume.

You do not need to go through the line with the scales if you do not have any weight-based items for disposal.

Using the Scales

When pricing is based on weight, the vehicle will be weighed loaded (gross) and unloaded (tare) and the fee calculated based on the difference (net) which is the weight of the waste.

To use the scales: Enter the line with the scale to get the loaded (gross) weight, then after disposal, go back through the line with the scales to get the unloaded (tare) weight.

If a customer fails to return to the scales for an unloaded (tare) weight, Fairfax County will estimate the unloaded (tare) weight of the vehicle and customers will be charged accordingly. If action is necessary to collect the disposal fees, a penalty of $50 will be added.

Residential Disposal Fees for July 2021 - June 2022

NOTE:  A bag of waste is defined as a standard 32-gallon trash bag or can.

There is a minimum fee for disposal of materials at the facilities.

Most recyclables are accepted for FREE at the I-66 and I-95 sites. However, fees apply to yard waste, brush, appliances and tires. These fees offset special processing costs. 

Trash

Quantity Cost Scale Required
Bulk or unbagged $66/ton, $14 minimum charge Yes
1-5 bags $14 No
6-10 bags $19 No
Senior Residents (60 years or older) with 1-2 bags $6 No

Brush

Quantity Cost Scale Required
Bulk or unbagged $47/ton, $13 minimum charge Yes
Mini pickup load $13 No
Full-size pickup without rack $20 No
Christmas Trees (without ornaments, lights and tree stands) $7 No
  • Fees for brush delivered in pick-up trucks may be based on volume if the materials do not extend beyond the height of the cab or the length of the truck. Otherwise, vehicles will be weighed.
  • NOTE:  To keep the flat fee rate, brush must not be heaped on truck over cab height or extended beyond the closed tailgate.

Yard Waste (bagged leaves and/or grass)

Quantity Cost Scale Required
Bulk or unbagged $64/ton, $14 minimum charge Yes
1-5 bags $14 No
6-10 bags $18 No
Senior Residents (60 years or older) with 1-2 bags $6 No

Brick, Concrete, Dirt and Rocks

Quantity Cost Scale Required
Only small quantities are allowed (Pick-up truck bed not above sides of truck) $76/ton, $35 minimum charge for residents, Yes

White Goods

Item Cost Scale Required
Appliance that requires the removal of refrigerant (coolant) or a capacitor. Common items: refrigerators, freezers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, water coolers, and air conditioners. $10 each No
20-pound propane tank $10 each No

Tires

Quantity Cost Scale Required
1-10 passenger tires $9 each No
Bulk load of tires - bulk loads accepted at I-95 ONLY $185/ton Yes

 

Download Disposal Rates for Residents

Facility Layouts and Guides

Facility Funding

Where the money comes from: The I-95 Landfill and I-66 Transfer Station are funded through the collection of fees for service paid by customers – not through the county’s General Fund.

Where the money goes: Revenues are used to cover operating costs including equipment, personnel, utilities, environmental controls, hazardous waste, recycling and waste reduction programs.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant