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

Trash Collection and Disposal Industry

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This portion of the website is intended for companies that collect and/or dispose of solid waste.
If you are a resident looking for information about private or county solid waste collection services, see the Residential Recycling and Trash section.
Permitted Solid Waste Companies | County Collection Customers

Solid Waste Advisories


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 18-003 Guidance on Management of Invasive Species in Yard Waste
  • SWA 21-004 Update Temporary Suspension of Separate Yard Waste Collection To Continue
  • SWA 17-004 Penalties for Non-Submittal of Annual Recycling Rate Reports from Companies with Certificates–to-Operate - replaced by SWA 21-002
  • 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
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