Trash and Recycling Pickup Updates!
Our trash contractor is TrashAway.
Trash pickup on Tuesday Mornings and Friday Mornings may potentially start at 6am!
Recycling is picked up on Tuesday Morning Only; you should have a blue TrashAway recycling bin. Recycling placed out on Friday mornings will not be picked up.
The only exceptions to Tuesday and Friday pickups are Christmas Day [December 25] and New Year's Day [January 1].
Trash should only be put out between 7:00 pm the night before and 6:00 am the day of pickup and should be placed in covered garbage cans or tied garbage bags.
When not out for collection, trash, trashcans and recycle bins should be stored behind your house, out of sight from the front.
Bulk pickup is on Friday mornings only.
For special pickups or large items, call TrashAway at (703) 339-4560.
Types of waste:
Newspapers: Bundle newspapers in paper bags or tie with strong twine. Do not use plastic bags! Do not exceed 30 pounds per bundle. Phone books are picked up annually after the new books come out.
Aluminum and metal cans: Rinse first; it's OK to crush. Cardboard juice containers, aerosol cans, paint cans, tray and pans are not acceptable.
Plastic containers: Rinse first. Acceptable: #1 (PET) and #2 (HDPE) plastic jugs or bottles (the number is on the bottom of the container in the recycling container). Tubs, Styrofoam, bags, wraps, medicine bottles and oil containers are not acceptable.
Yard waste is picked up with trash. It should be in paper or reusable bags.
Unacceptable items: Glass, Rocks, concrete, dirt, sod, tree stumps, paint, motor oil, fencing, construction debris, combustibles or toxic wastes.
Household Hazardous Waste: Fairfax County has two locations which accept hazardous waste (such as acids, asbestos, rechargeable batteries, pesticides and more). See the County's Waste Types and Household Hazardous Waste pages for details.
**Please review your handbook for other tips and directions or visit the online handbook on the site. Note: Violations of the above notifications related to trash, recycling, and hazardous waste are subject to immediate sanction as specified in our governing documents and Virginia law, to include a $50 fine; costs for removal and cleanup; and possibly other measures.**