- Late-breaking notice from Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management Program (8-31-2021):
Yard waste collection will be temporarily halted on Mondays. All yard waste materials should be put out with the regular trash on Tuesdays and Fridays.
This Solid Waste Advisory (SWA) serves as notification to licensed solid waste service providers that the requirement for separate collection of yard waste on a weekly basis is being temporarily modified for approximately two months, effective Tuesday, 8/31/2021.
Beginning August 31, 2021, collectors can, if they so choose, collect yard waste with refuse (i.e., mixed collections) without enforcement consequences. The temporary change is in response to national labor shortages adversely affecting our region. This has had an impact on municipal and private-sector solid waste collectors, who are providing the critical services necessary to promote clean streets and good sanitation.
During this temporary change, recyclables must continue to be collected separately every week. The requirement to separately collect yard waste for recycling will be reassessed in mid-October.
NOTE FROM PATRIOT:
With yard waste being picked up with the regular trash,residents can put yard waste in plastic bags.