Info: WCA Trash & Recycling

Republic Services | | 703-818-8222
Waterview Cluster Association Trash & Recycling Liaison: Matt Lang,
For additional Trash & Recycling details in general, click here.

Until further notice, Republic Services will be operating under the following guidelines:
  • For customers with carts, we will accept cart contents only. Our crews will not pick up waste outside of the cart.
  • For customers who do not have carted service, we will accept waste placed in bags only. Bags cannot exceed 50 pounds.
  • Yard waste and bulk waste programs are suspended.
**WCA Note:It remains to be seen how this service change will affect WCA households as half use Republic Services bins and half do not.  Call the telephone number above if your trash or recycling is not collected and your street address is Waterview Cluster.**

Fairfax County Trash and Recycling Changes Effective March 30, 2020

Changes to Solid Waste Collection Requirements in Fairfax County
These changes apply to all private haulers (90 percent of county) and county collections customers (10 percent).
  1. The requirement to collect yard waste is suspended.
  2. The 30-day prior notice requirements for change of collection schedule or services is suspended. Collectors must still notify customers and the county as soon as possible if changes in schedule are being made.
Fairfax County Collections Operations
  1. Support for community clean-ups is suspended.
  2. Bulk/brush and electronic waste collection (no crane service) is suspended.
  3. Yard waste collection is suspended.
  4. Customers who have been provided with trash carts must set-out waste in those carts only.
  5. The creation of new sanitary districts has been suspended.
  6. Support for Operation Stream Shield (litter removal program) is suspended.
Residential Drop-off Facilities at I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex
  1. Facilities will open to general public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Administrative buildings are closed.
  2. Household hazardous waste and e-waste stations are closed at the I-95 landfill complex. These services remain available at the I-66 transfer station.
  3. Commercial Cash (non-residential) receipts are no longer accepted on Sundays. Only receipts from residential customers will be accepted on Sundays.
  4. Donation Stations at both locations are closed.
Purple Can Club (Glass Recycling)
  1. Collection of glass dropped off at purple, glass-only containers is suspended. Containers will be removed from existing locations throughout Fairfax County.
  2. Residents can bring glass to containers at the I-66 transfer station and I-95 landfill complex, or glass can be placed in the trash.
Secure Document Shredding Events
  1. Secure document shredding events are postponed until further notice.
Solid waste industry employees are delivering essential sanitation services even as the coronavirus public health emergency worsens. They are on the front line fighting the spread of COVID-19. Managing the removal of potentially contaminated waste from our community is a critical function in the fight to stop the spread of the disease.
Residents can help provide safer working conditions for our workforce by following these best practices:
  1. REDUCE THE WASTE YOU GENERATE- During this unprecedented time, residents should be mindful of the quantity of waste they generate, so as not to overwhelm the collection system. For example, this is not the best time to clean out the garage/do spring cleaning.
  2. STOP SETTING OUT YARD WASTE AT THE CURB. Start grasscycling, backyard composting, and limit generation of yard waste if possible. Yard waste is still accepted at the I-66 transfer station and I-95 landfill complex.
  3. BAG ALL TRASH and REFUSE – Bagged trash limits exposure to potentially harmful materials, such as used tissue that could spread viruses and bacteria.
  4. KEEP ALL RECYCLING CLEAN AND LOOSE – When recycling is loose in the bin, not in bags, it is easier to process. Removing food and liquid residue from recyclables minimizes the spread of viruses and bacteria. Only place plastic bottles and jugs, paper, cardboard, cartons and metal cans in the bin.
  5. EMPTY ALL LIQUIDS – Liquids in bottles, cans, and other containers can carry viruses and bacteria and can splash onto collectors when trash and recyclables are emptied.
  6. WIPE/DISINFECT CART HANDLES AND LIDS – The two main touch points on a cart for collectors are the lid and the handles. By wiping those areas down with disinfectant or soapy water, you minimize the danger of shared contact areas.
  7. SEAL AND MARK ALL SHARPS/NEEDLES – Properly dispose of medical sharp objects such as syringes by placing them in a sealed, rigid plastic container. Seal the container with sturdy tape, clearly mark it as “Sharps,” and place in the trash.