Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are not open to the public at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-5033
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

Randy Bartlett,
Director

Yard Waste Collection Suspension FAQs

We are discouraging residents from bringing any material to the facilities for the duration of the governor’s stay-at-home order. We are practicing social distancing and trying to limit disease transmission.  However, yard waste will still be accepted for the time being. Normal fees apply at the two sites. Residents are asked to manage their yard waste on their own properties for the duration of the governor’s stay-at-home order. Management options include composting, mulching, and delaying yard projects.

Suspending yard waste collection and the glass recycling program alleviates pressure on critical services such as trash collection. We are encouraging people to limit their traffic to our waste facilities for the duration of the governor’s stay-at-home order.

No, normal fees apply. Currently, we are unable to provide any information regarding a refund to county collection customers who pay for curbside yard waste collection. This is a rapidly evolving situation and reimbursement for suspended services will be evaluated.

Service will resume as soon as practicable after the public health emergency is over.

The Solid Waste Management Program is reacting to a quickly evolving situation. We understand that some decisions are inconvenient to residents. Thanks for your patience.

The type of container does not matter; however, we are discouraging residents from bringing any material to the facilities for the duration of the governor’s stay-at-home order. We are practicing social distancing and trying to limit disease transmission. However, yard waste will still be accepted for the time being.

Residents are asked to manage their yard waste on their own property at this time. Options include composting, mulching, and delaying yard projects for the time being.

No, yard waste cannot be burned. Please see the Fire Marshal’s website for guidance: Recreational Fires

Yes, we are always concerned about illegal dumping. If you see signs of illegal dumping, please send an email to trashmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Yes, the temporary changes are only for residential yard waste collection.

Yes, landscapers can bring yard waste to the I-66 transfer station and I-95 landfill complex. Normal fees apply.

Please don’t generate waste during this time. Hold off on spring cleaning and yardwork. Small amounts of yard waste can be placed in the trashcan. Please confirm this with your service provider.

Mulching (or grasscycling) means leaving grass clippings on the lawn to promote a greener, healthier lawn. Any lawnmower can be used, but mulching lawnmowers cut the grass into smaller pieces and filter them back into the lawn, reducing clippings from clumping together or being tracked into a home or business. Visit Composting and More.

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away and should be composted instead. Visit Composting and More.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant