AND RECYCLING GUIDE
Trash and Recycling Fairfax (703) 818-8222
Trash schedule: Monday morning and Thursday morning each week
except major holidays. Removal of all trash properly secured in tied plastic
bags, standard trash cans, or AAA 96-gallon, wheeled carts placed at the curb
by 6 am. Trash bags or containers shall not exceed 50 lbs. per bag or
Recycle schedule: Monday morning each week except major
holidays. Recycling includes all items specified by the County mandates. Newspapers, Magazines, Cardboard, Glass and
Plastic bottles, Aluminum and Ferrous Metal (Tin) Food cans.
Yard Waste: Wednesday morning pickup each week from April
through November. All yard waste has to be bundled with string, reasonable length,
in a bin or in a paper yard waste bag – NO PLASTIC..
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
1x/week recycling removal: Remove flattened packing
boxes and cartons placed at the curb by new residents. If it’s raining, don’t
worry. It’s okay for all recyclables,
even newspaper, to get wet. Do not mix
trash with any recyclables. Please keep
will provide additional recycling bins, upon request, extras at no charge.
recyclables must be at the curb by 6 am.
GLASS & PLASTIC BOTTLES,
JARS, METAL FOOD & ALUMINUM CANS:
out food residue and remove caps and lids.
Crust or fold aluminum cans individually if you wish to save space. Store in paper bags or AAA recycling bins. Acceptable Plastics include Numbers one and
two only. Unacceptable: plate
& window glass, pottery, light bulbs, pyrex, ceramic dishes, pots, pans,
foil, pie tins, and scrap metal.
NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES:
your newspapers in paper bags or tie securely with strong twine. Do not use plastic bags. Bundles should be less than 20 lbs. Magazines, phone books & glossy inserts
BRUSH & YARD DEBRIS:
Compost or mulch yard debris whenever possible.
Collect separately the woody part of yard debris such as bushes and
small tree limbs. Cut in 4-foot lengths (no more than 6 inches in diameter),
tie and bundle in arm size bundles. Yard Debris includes: (Single family homes only): grass clippings,
leaves, pumpkins and any vegetation. Townhomes
place yard debris out with their trash.
Grass and Leaves: compost or
let lie. Grass clippings can be left on
newly mowed lawn to enrich the soil. If
you must bag your yard debris, use biodegradable paper bags or clear plastic
bags. Place out on your yard debris day,
April 1st through January 15th.
Remove all tinsel. Do not use tree bags. Put tree on the curb for collection. Trees will be collected on the first two
Wednesdays in January to be recycled, then after with the trash (no
YARD WASTE SERVICES -
Wednesday Pick Up
Brush should be cut in
four-foot lengths with limbs no larger than six inches in diameter. Brush should be tied in bundles no larger
than two feet in diameter and placed at the curb
Place yard debris and brush in
separate containers, clear plastic bags, or biodegradable bags. The weight limit for yard debris is 35 lbs.
or less per bag or container.
BULK OR JUNK SERVICES:
Collect furniture and other
large, non-metal household items placed on the curb at no extra chargelimited to bulk items equivalent to 2 cubic yards.
Resident should pre-schedule
for the second trash day.
Appliance & White Goods
Ferrous metal/white good
items/large motorized items, such as appliances, must be prescheduled prior to
removal with additional billing to the individual homeowner.
All appliances containing
Freon must be certified Freon-free prior to removal.
Provide removal of trash and
recyclables on all holidays that fall on a regularly scheduled pickup day, with
the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day or other
times that the Disposal Facilities are closed.
When a designated pickup day falls on one of these holidays, uncollected
trash or recyclables will be removed on the next regularly scheduled pickup day
for that debris.
Residents have access to our
fully staffed Customer Service Center 8am – 5pm at 703-818-8222 and after hours
at our website www.aaatrash.com for requests
Household hazardous waste refers to used or leftover
contents of consumer products that contain materials with one of the four
characteristics of a hazardous waste: toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive
as defined by the EPA. Household
hazardous waste should not be disposed of in the regular trash. As part of
Fairfax County, we can bring our hazardous material to the Household Hazardous
Waste disposal center on West Ox Rd by I-66 at any time. Check here for more
Dates for Recycling:
Fairfax County residents can recycle
televisions, computers and peripheral devices – including keyboards, speakers,
printers, external drives and other such materials – and unbroken fluorescent
light bulbs and tubes at the Fairfax recycling center on West Ox by Rt. 66. There
is No Charge for Fairfax County residents to dispose of electrical or hazardour
goods, however, they may be required to show proof of residency.
Upcoming 2018 Fairfax County Service Dates:
Special Waste & Recycling: Select Annual listing on the drop down menu box:
Electrical equipment-TVs, PCs
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