Fairfax County Residents:
Notification has been sent regarding the use of plastic bags for yard debris material such as grass, leaves, and brush. Following the new Fairfax County Ordinance, effective Monday, April 19th ADS will no longer accept or collect yard debris material placed in plastic bags. To ensure collection, all yard debris material must be placed in reusable containers labeled yard debris or yard debris paper bags to ensure collection. No plastic bags are acceptable for yard debris disposal, even if the plastic bags are considered recyclable. We are unable to collect or return for any yard debris that is not properly prepared. For more information, please visit the Fairfax County website at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/bag-yard-waste-use-paper-or-containers-not-plastic
Please see important information below for all customers regarding yard debris preparation and collection
Residents must use compostable paper bags for grass clippings and leaves. Personal cans may be used; however, they need to be marked “yard debris”. Tree limbs and brush must be no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 inches thick in diameter. These items must be tied with rope or twine in arm length bundles. We will collect a maximum of 10 bags of grass clippings and/or leaves, and 10 bundles of brush per pick up. There will be an extra charge if you would like to schedule additional removal of these items. Please call in advance for pricing and to schedule.
Items that are bagged and bundled are not to exceed 50 lbs. Concrete, rocks, mulch, sod, and dirt are not accepted.
To purchase compostable bags, we recommend checking online, at the grocery store or warehouse stores such as Home Depot, Lowes or garden centers.