The county oversees certain aspects of the collection and disposal activities for: collectors with a Certificate to Operate, recycling companies, commercial cash companies, tire disposal companies and other permitted disposal companies. Learn more about their specific activities, permitting requirements, billing methods, and more.
Permitted solid waste collection and disposal companies must comply with many regulations. Chapter 109.1 of the Code of the County of Fairfax, VA includes general requirements, recycling, precollection and storage, permits, enforcement and the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste. There are rules and regulations for the I-66 Transfer Station Complex, the I-95 Landfill Complex and the Energy/Resource Recovery Facility, as well as specific program requirements. Failure to comply with any solid waste regulation may result in fines and suspension of permits or certificates to operate. To learn about specific violations and related fines, call 703-324-5230, TTY 711.
The county uses solid waste advisories to communicate with the local waste industry and its customers. These advisories are formal notices of policies, clarifications of policies or rules, events, or other information that collection and disposal companies need to perform their work.
SWA 17-006 Registering With the Food Waste Composting Pilot Program - replaced by SWA 18-002
SWA 09-007 Approval of Alternative Yard Waste Recycling Systems for Townhouse Communities - replaced by SWA 17-001
SWA 09-006 Penalties for Nonsubmittal of Annual Recycling Rate Report from Companies with Certificates-to-Operate - replaced by SWA 17-004
SWA 07-002 Approval of Alternative Recycling Systems for Yard Waste Recycling In Townhouse Communities - replaced by SWA 17-001
SWA 06-004 Expanded Recycling Requirements for Nonresidential and Multifamily Properties - replaced by SWA 17-005
SWA 11-001 Free Disposal of Flood-Related Debris
SWA 09-001 Temporary Suspension of Separate Yard Waste Collection
SWA 06-003 Solid Waste Disposal Companies End of Year Permit Process
SWA 06-002 Solid Waste Collection Companies End of Year Permit Process
SWA 17-007 Reduced Collection Frequency Pilot Program
Recycling Program Requirements
Collectors are required to offer a recycling system for their residential, multifamily and nonresidential customers. Cardboard and mixed paper recycling is mandatory for all businesses and institutions. Details about material types, collection frequency, reporting requirements, etc. can be found in Chapter 109.1 as well as the Fairfax County Recycling Program Requirements.
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Companies that hold a Certificate to Operate or disposal permit to dispose of waste at county facilities (see Requirements (Permits) and Rates by Industry Category) may wish to enter into a Waste Delivery/Disposal Agreement with Fairfax County. Through these contracts, businesses agree to dispose of all combustible solid waste at either the I-66 Transfer Station or I-95 Landfill Complex in exchange for a reduced disposal rate. Businesses further agree to abide by Chapter 109.1 as well as facility rules and regulations.
Fairfax County operates two solid waste disposal facilities: the I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complexes. The Energy/Resource Recovery Facility, a key element of the I-95 Landfill Complex, is operated in partnership with Covanta Fairfax, Inc.