Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

James Patteson,
Director

Students and Teachers

All schools located in Fairfax County are required to collect mixed paper and cardboard separately for recycling. Learn how to set up a recycling program at school. In the meantime, you can take materials to a recycling drop-off center. As always, we encourage everyone to buy recycled products.

Educational Resources for Teachers

  • Fairfax County solid waste management professionals are available as guest speakers. They can also assist you in setting up a recycling program at your school. Call 703-324-5230, TTY 711 for more information.
  • Elementary teachers may take their students to see waste management in action on a 45-minute tour of the I-66 Transfer Station Complex, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax. The I-66 Transfer Station has an observation window with lots of movement, trash, brush grinding, hazardous waste collection and a recycling drop-off center. Call 703-631-1179, TTY 711 to schedule.
  • Clean Fairfax Council offers educational workshops and games that are fun, informative and FREE! A description of program topics is provided online. To reserve an activity, call Jennifer ColeĀ at 703-324-5471, TTY 711.