Public Works and Environmental Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
703-324-5230 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 458, Fairfax, Va 22035
Eric Forbes
Director, Solid Waste Management

Residential Disposal Fees and Regulations

Fees by Volume or Weight—Minimum Fees Apply

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—Minimum Fees Apply

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 $132 will be added.

Residential Disposal Fees for July 2023 - June 2024

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. 


Quantity Cost Scale Required
Bulk or unbagged $72/ton, $16 minimum charge Yes
1-5 bags $16 No
6-10 bags $22 No
Senior Residents (60 years or older) with 1-2 bags $8 No


Quantity Cost Scale Required
Bulk or unbagged $52/ton, $15 minimum charge Yes
Mini pickup load $15 No
Full-size pickup without rack $22 No
Christmas Trees (without ornaments, lights and tree stands) $9 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 $72/ton, $16 minimum charge Yes
1-5 bags $16 No
6-10 bags $21 No
Senior Residents (60 years or older) with 1-2 bags $8 No

Brick, Concrete, Dirt and Rocks

Quantity Cost Scale Required
Small amounts only (limited to up to 2 cubic yards (4- 95-gallon carts) per day, per county resident household $85/ton, $37 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. $12 each No
20-pound propane tank $12 each No



Disposal of tires from commercial businesses/collectors has been suspended until further notice. Please see the SWA 21-005 Update - Suspension of Commercial Tire Disposal.
Quantity Cost Scale Required
1-10 passenger tires $11 each No


Unit Charges by Item - Small Sized

Item Cost Scale Required
Christmas Trees $9 No
Toilet or Sink $9 No
Small single items in general (vacuum cleaner, etc.) $9 No

Due to the specific handling and disposal of these items, the charge is not assessed by weight.


Unit Charges by Item - Large Sized

Item Cost Scale Required
Fiberglass Bathtub $13 No
Dresser or Desk $13 No
Sleep Sofa/Sofa/Love Seat $13 No
Carpet or Pad $13 No
Recliner or Chair $13 No
Dining Room Table $13 No
Mattress and Box Spring $13 No


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.

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