Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 458, Fairfax, Va 22035

Eric Forbes,
Director, Solid Waste Management

Recycle or Trash - What Goes Where?

A guide for residents to manage their waste

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The best way to help the environment is to reduce your waste and reuse when and where you can.

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Download Always/Never Recycle Flyer in Multiple languages

Visit Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Drop Off Centers

Fairfax County residents can drop off trash and recycling at the I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex disposal centers:

Drop off at Household Hazardous Waste

Some materials are subject to disposal fees or special processing fees. See the Residents' Facility Guide for information about disposal fees and regulations.

See also Household Hazardous Waste

At Home Pickup

Contact your trash and recycling collector for details about what to put in your trash and recycling bins.

Fairfax County Recycle Bin

If Fairfax County Government is your collector,

Visit County Collection Customers

or contact County Collection Customer Service


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

See Also

Fairfax Virtual Assistant