Trash Removal & Recycling
Garbage/trash is removed Mondays and Thursdays except for
American Disposal provides a holiday page that lists all different pickup dates for each holiday.
Put your regular trash out no earlier than the evening before (secured in cans), or on the morning of (if sealed in bags) scheduled trash collection. Trash collection can be made as early as 7 AM so please put it out before then.
Please use firmly closed garbage cans - especially for any trash left out overnight. Trash left out on the day of pickup must be at a minimum in heavy black garbage bags - no light-weight store bags, white kitchen bags, or open containers of garbage may be left out. If you have particularly smelly garbage, please double bag it to deter animals (spraying a bag with vinegar or ammonia will also help deter critters). This will help cut down on wildlife rummaging through garbage and helps keep our community cleaner and safer.
In the event trash collection has been completed by the time you take yours to the curb, please take it back to your home to await the next trash pickup. Do not place your trash in another homeowner's receptacle and do not place your regular garbage out with recycling that is awaiting pickup.
Recycling will only be picked up on Thursdays and must not be placed out earlier than Wednesday evening. Loose paper and small boxes should be consolidated (ideally within larger boxes or paper bags) to prevent them from blowing around. Fairfax County cannot process plastic bags and plastic packing materials in their recycling shredders. Please separate non-paper packing materials and place them out for regular garbage collection. See lists to the right of acceptable and unacceptable candidates for recycling.
In case of bad weather, it’s possible that trash may not be collected. To find out if American Disposal is planning to pick up trash, please visit AmericanDisposal.com. If they state that they will not pick up garbage that day, please store it until the next pick up day - do not put it out.
Special pick up is required for
Do not dispose of any debris in the Fairfax County park area or on LRMHA property.
Yard waste is collected from March to December each year.
Trash receptacles and recycling bins may not be stored outside of rear yard fences or in front of your homes unless completely concealed from view by shrubbery. Please remove them promptly and store them out of sight after trash pickup.
THURSDAY IS RECYCLING & YARD WASTE DAY
The following is a list of acceptable materials to place in your recycling container.
NOTE: All food must be removed from boxes and containers before being placed out for recycling
The following is a list of unacceptable materials to place in your recycling container.
Fairfax County Disposal Center Drop Off
Drop off recycling and trash services are available to ALL Fairfax County Residents at our I-66 and I-95 disposal centers
Address, Hours, Phone, Facility Map