Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. The permit office is open to the public with or without appointment 8 a.m. - 4:30 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 and businesses in Fairfax County. 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?"


Yard Waste Delays

Please note we have several Contractors along with our Fairfax County Yard Waste Crews on routes collecting yard waste in compostable paper bags, small bundles, and rigid carts of yard waste. Please be advised of the following yard waste updates.

We have started yard waste collection for Thursday customers on Friday, October 22, 2021. We will continue to service Thursday routes until all customers are complete. Upon completion of Thursday routes, we will begin with Friday customers.

Please continue to place your yard waste at the curb/street line so that we can collect when crews are able to come through your neighborhood.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

To receive email updates, subscribe to Fairfax County Trash Collection E-Updates.

Special Pickup Service Update

Effective July 1, 2021, free special pickups will be limited to 2 cubic yards of Freon, brush, bulky waste, electronic waste, and metal. There will be a charge to remove piles greater than 2 cubic yards. Visit Special Pickup for service 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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