Debris Removal and Cleanup Options for Hurricane Sandy

Posted 12:02 p.m.

Cleanup from Hurricane Sandy is underway in our neighborhoods and communities. There are several options available for managing debris generated from this storm:

  1. All refuse collection companies operating in Fairfax County must collect brush placed at their customers’ curbsides as long as the brush is in bundles ofless than 4 feet in length, weighing less than 50 pounds and no piece is larger than 6 inches in diameter.
  2. For larger amounts of brush or bulk debris, you should contact your trash collection service provider for information about special collections and set-out instructions.
  3. You may also self-haul large amounts of brush or bulk debris to the county’s recycling and disposal centers at the I-66 Transfer Station or the I-95 Landfill Complex where it can be disposed of for a fee. The fee structure for brush and tree debris from Hurricane Sandy is as follows:
    • Pick-up trucks (residents only): $5
    • Single axle stake body and dump trucks (residents only): $15
    • Pick-up trucks, single axle stake body and dump trucks (permitted haulers): $15
    • Tandem axle trucks including crane/knuckle boom trucks: $32 per ton (to be weighed at scale)

These fees will remain in place until Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Complete details on tree and debris removal are available online. Additional questions may be referred to the Solid Waste Management Program at 703-324-5230, TTY 711.

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7 responses to “Debris Removal and Cleanup Options for Hurricane Sandy”

  1. David Bridge says :

    When will Fairfax County trash and recycle scheduled for pickup Oct. 30 (today) be re-scheduled?

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      Government service decisions will be made later today and will posted here on our blog.

      • Brian Wolfe says :

        Just so you know, David asked the question we’ve all been wondering for two days. We got an earlier response from Snowmageddon. If no wind is foreacast, the approved solution would seem to be to put your garbage at the curb and Fairfax County will ensure it’s picked up some time between Wednesday morning and Friday morning. For every one person that writes, at least 1000 other people are wondering the same thing but don’t take the time to write

  2. Brian Wolfe says :

    Never mind, found the answer somewhere else on the FF site between 1 and 2 pm, but would have been nice if a reply had been put on this page too. Thanks.

  3. Anonymous says :

    Just trying to confirm here: so if we put out our downed trees & branches (withing your stated size limits), they’ll be picked up, and this won’t count against our 5 brush collections for the year? Do we need to schedule this pickup, or will the trucks just pick up what they see on trash day? Thanks so much!

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