Tired of your private trash collection company?
Late service? Missed service? Too expensive?
Join your neighbors in switching to waste service provided by Fairfax County!
After hearing about many of our residents frustrated with the service provided by the private companies servicing our neighborhood, we decided to look into alternatives. It turns out the county offers quality trash, recycling, and leaf removal services!
Our earlier sign-up form/poll indicated a lot of interest for this option, so we’re moving forward with an official petition.
The official petition for homeowners is here: Petition Now Closed
For more information, continue reading below.
1. Consistent weekly pickup. No more missed pickups!
2. Fewer, or no, rate increases: County waste collection is assessed based on the costs to run the program, like fuel costs, dump fees, etc. The cost can go up occasionally, but they are not in it to make money. Sometimes it actually decreases in cost! No need to call your service provider every year to renegotiate your rate based on what your neighbor pays.
3. No separate bills to pay: The waste collection is assessed on your county taxes, so there’s no quarterly bill to have to remember to pay.
4. Special pickups: Each homeowner can schedule up to five (5) special pickups per year. This includes large loads (up to 12 cubic yards – a small dumpster!), refrigerant, brush, bulk metal or e-waste. Private providers charge a minimum of $75 for each special pickup.
5. Vacuum Leaf Collection: As an added service, the county will send out a leaf collection truck three (3) times each fall/winter to vacuum leaves that are raked to the curb. The current cost is $75/year per home. They’ll post signs ahead of time with approximate dates.
6. The same or LESS expensive than private providers: The current rate for weekly trash and recycling pickup is $385/year (or $32/month), which would be seamlessly added to the property tax bill.
If you would like more information about solid waste collection through Fairfax County, you can find program details on their website. More information about Fairfax County vacuum leaf collection can be found here.
For questions about the petition process or why the neighborhood chose to pursue this option, please contact the Petition Coordinator (FairfaxVillaTrashPetition@gmail.com).