Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. The permit office is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

John Kellas,
Deputy Director, Solid Waste Management

Trash/Recycling Cart Request

This information applies to COUNTY collection customers who receive trash and recycling collection from Fairfax County Government (about ten percent (10%) of residents in Fairfax County receive this service). If you receive services from a PRIVATE collector, contact them directly for information.
Unsure if you are a county collection customer? Visit "Does Fairfax County Pick Up My Trash?"


Memorial Day Holiday Message

Please be advised that there will be NO CHANGE in the trash and recycling collection schedule for Monday, May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day). If you have private collection, please contact your hauler.

To ensure that all trash and recycling is collected, please make sure that all materials are inside the county provided cart and at the curb/street line by 6:00 a.m. See Details ->

Special Pickup Update

Please be advised that we are not on schedule for special pickup bulk collection. For customers whose special pickup is not collected on their scheduled day, please leave it at the curb/street line and it will be collected as soon as we can. See Details ->

To see all customer recycling and trash collection announcements, see Details ->


To report a damaged or missing trash or recycling cart, or to request a new one, please complete the information below. The county provides collection customers with one trash cart (96-gallon) and one recycling cart (96-gallon for single family homes; 64-gallon for townhouses) per residence.

If you would prefer to submit your request over the phone, please call 703-802-3322, TTY 711.

If your cart is damaged, please leave your cart out on your day of collection so that our repair technician can access it.

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