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County Trash and Recycling Collection

Posted at 8:10 a.m.

If you are a county trash and recycling customer, crews will continue working today as long as weather conditions permit in all sanitary districts receiving Tuesday service.

Yard waste collection for Tuesday customers has been postponed until Wednesday, weather permitting.

Questions can be directed to the Customer Service Center at 703-802-3322, TTY 711.

Residents receiving collection service from a private service provider should contact them directly for any service changes due to inclement weather.

Debris Removal Information and Options

Storm damage with tree across road

Photo courtesy VDOT

Cleanup from the June 29 storm continues in our neighborhoods and communities.

All private refuse collection companies operating in Fairfax County must collect brush placed at their customers’ curbsides as long as the brush is in bundles of less than 4 feet in length, weighing less than 50 pounds and no piece is larger than 6 inches in diameter.

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.

For a charge, the county does offer a MegaBulk collection service to collect larger amounts of brush or bulk debris. 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. During the storm recovery the brush disposal fee has been set at $5 per load for residents only.

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.

Storm Aftermath Update: Tuesday Afternoon

Posted 7 p.m.

A state of emergency remains in effect for Fairfax County and Virginia as a result of the severe storms that impacted our area Friday night.

Here’s what you need to know:

July 4

9-1-1 and Non-Emergency Numbers

Power

  • In Fairfax County, 32,249 Dominion customers and 47 NOVEC customers are without power as of 5 p.m. today  
    • Dominion Virginia Power outages and downed wires: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357), TTY 711; view outage map
    • NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative) outages and downed wires: 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500, TTY 711; view outage reports
  • Stay away from downed wiresas they may be live with electricity.
  • Do not use candles as they may pose a fire threat.
  • Be sure to operate generators safely.

Roads

  • A number of roads (PDF) are still impacted by damage from the storm. The list is updated as information becomes available.
  • Treat intersections with traffic lights that are out or flashing as four-way stops; the driver on the right has the right-of-way. Traffic rules during power outages.
  • For the latest info, call VDOT at 511 or 1-800-FOR-ROAD.

Tree and Debris Removal

Water

  • There are no water restrictions in place.

Storm Aftermath Update: Monday Afternoon

Posted 6:24 p.m.

A state of emergency remains in effect for Fairfax County and Virginia as a result of the severe storms that impacted our area Friday night.

Here’s what you need to know:

9-1-1 and Non-Emergency Numbers

  • Please only call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency; do not call 9-1-1 to report power outages.
  • If you need to call public safety for a non-emergency, please use these alternate numbers: 703-691-7561 or 703-691-3680.  Do not call these numbers for power outage information.
  • Residents who need urgent human services assistance should call 703-222-0880, TTY 711, for information and referrals.

Power

  • In Fairfax County, 75,232 Dominion customers and 241 NOVEC customers are without power as of 5 p.m. today  
    • Dominion Virginia Power outages and downed wires: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357), TTY 711; view outage map
    • NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative) outages and downed wires: 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500, TTY 711; view outage reports
  • Stay away from downed wires as they may be live with electricity.
  • Do not use candles as they may pose a fire threat.
  • Be sure to operate generators safely.

Closures and Delays

  • Fairfax County Government is open, Tuesday, July 3; however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel report as scheduled.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools operating status will be updated online at http://www.fcps.edu/.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are open.
  • View the latest list of closures and delays.

Roads

  • A number of roads (PDF) are still impacted by damage from the storm. The list will be updated as information becomes available.
  • Treat intersections with traffic lights that are out or flashing as four-way stops; the driver on the right has the right-of-way. Traffic rules during power outages.
  • For the latest info, call VDOT at 511 or 1-800-FOR-ROAD.

Tree and Debris Removal

Food and Medication Safety

  • Food Safety
  • Heat can affect the potency and stability of your medications. Check with your pharmacist or medical professional if you have concerns or questions. More information.

Water

  • The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for Falls Church Water customers in Tysons Corner, Vienna and Dunn Loring. Customers no longer need to boil or treat tap water for drinking or cooking.
  • There are no water restrictions in place.

Tree and Debris Removal

Posted: 11:39 a.m.

The storm may have left a trail of debris on your property. Here’s some information about debris removal to help you get rid of those materials. Many may also have downed trees in and around their yards. Find out more about tree removal and who to contact if you need help.

The county’s two disposal facilities — the I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Solid Waste Complex — are open for residents to dispose of yard debris.

Both locations are open on their regular schedules for residential trash and recycling:

  • I-66 Transfer Station
    4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax
    Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • I-95 Solid Waste Complex
    9850 Furnace Road, Lorton
    Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special July 4 schedule:

  • I-66 Transfer Station
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for deliveries from residents only
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. brush accepted from commercial haulers
    NO TRASH from commercial haulers
  • I-95 Solid Waste Complex
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for deliveries from residents only
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. brush accepted from commercial haulers
    Trash from commercial haulers accepted from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Both facilities only accept tree branches that are 20 inches or less in diameter. There is a minimum $5 fee for residents to dispose of yard waste and brush at either of the two disposal facilities. Payment may be made by cash, Visa or MasterCard.

Residents should contact their trash collection company to get instructions about how to dispose of storm-related debris.

If your trash is collected by the county, please call to schedule a brush pickup.  Due to the amount of storm-related damage, pickups may be delayed.