Winter Weather Could Cause Trash and Recycling Collection Delays

Posted at 11:45 a.m.

Fairfax County residents should contact their trash and recycling collector directly for service schedule changes due to current road conditions.

Fairfax County Recycling and Disposal Centers at the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex are open on Thursday, Jan. 23, as normally scheduled.

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8 responses to “Winter Weather Could Cause Trash and Recycling Collection Delays”

  1. Anonymous says :

    I just stepped outside to keep Trash Cans at Driveway, being an adult myself was unable to take today’s freezing temperature High-25. The FCPS schools should consider closings for Friday 24, even though it is Sunny but with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. We have received several parents complaints / concerns during our parents group meeting that several FCPS School Heating Systems are broken down, not in working conditions, the class rooms are cold. Due to non availability of class space in the main school building, many Elementary/ Middle School classes are being run in trailers, our children have to walk down to their class trailers which a way too outside from the Main school building. We don’t feel safe and comfortable sending our children with freezing Temperature being High as 20. Hope you consider our children’s safety first and declare closing or delay on Friday-24.

  2. Anonymous says :

    We cannot hold our trash cans in this freezing temp, how can our children even hold their schools bags and carry on walking to school or be at Bus Stops. It is totally unsafe to make FCPS students wait for Buses with freezing (-) degree temperatures. Don’t you want our kids to be safe, it is the duty of Fairfax County duty their responsibility to keep them safegaurd from cold temperatures. Please declare FCPS closed on Friday 24.

  3. Anonymous says :

    Let’s just cancel school for the whole winter. Then our kids will never ever feel a twinge of pain or be uncomfortable – ever again.

  4. Anonymous says :

    I’m with the last post. Kids in other parts of the country still go to school (and wait at the bus stop) when it’s as low as -40F. What kind of wimpy children are we creating?

    • Anonymous says :

      Families who live in areas where the winters are traditionally cold are prepared for such low temperatures. Many Fairfax families are not, and sometimes do not own adequate coats, gloves, hats, etc for their kids. Even the buses weren’t ready for the cold temperatures and many weren’t ready to pick up kids due to engine problems related to the cold weather.

  5. Anonymous says :

    FCPS announced a 2 hour delayed opening at 4:40 am 1/29/14 – why doesn’t the county have an announcement that they are open? For parents with school aged children and who are county employees we need to know if there is a liberal leave policy or not in effect. There doesn’t appear to be any county notification or decision one way ot the other.

    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      When the government is open with no delays or any changes in status, there is nothing to announce. It’s business as usual. It’s not always true that if schools have a two-hour delay then government employees will be granted unscheduled leave. Be sure you’re signed up for EAN to get notified via email and text if there are government delays.

      • Anonymous says :

        It would be nice to at least post something to the effect that the Fairfax County is open and liberal leave is NOT in effect when the schools have a delay. How much trouble is it to post a short announcement so any confusion is eliminated? It’s not business as usuals for county employees with school aged children. Since it’s not always true that there will be unscheduled leave employees need to know what the situation is rather than guessing or scrambling at the last minute to do something with their kids for two hours. Consider it a courtesy to the public so no one is left guessing.