By Board, Jul 1 2018 04:26PM
2018 FAIRFAX COUNTY GREENS BAGGING METHODS
1. Loose in a Container
The most preferred method of collecting your yard clippings, leaves, and small branches is loose in a container(s) that can be lifted and dumped into our truck.
2. Brown Paper Collection Bags
A compostable paper collection bag, which can be bought at a local home improvement store, will break down organically with the collected yard debris.
PLASTIC BAGS FOR YARD WASTE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BY FAIRFAX COUNTY IN 2018
AMERICAN DISPOSAL reports that GRASS CLIPPINGS and LEAVES are to be placed curbside in BROWN PAPER BAGS OR un-bagged in a personal container clearly marked “yard waste”. Clear plastic bags used for yard waste collection are also acceptable at this time. While, clear plastic bags are an acceptable method for collection at this time, they do cause issues at the facility that composts your yard waste.
Each tree limb or piece of brush must be no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 inches thick in diameter. Limbs and brush must be bundled with rope or twine for ease of collection and placement into the truck.
Items that are bagged, bundled or placed in your cart may not exceed 50 lb. Mulch, dirt, rock, and sod can NOT placed curbside.
DARK PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE TREATED AS TRASH
American Disposal Services 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 for additional removal of larger amounts of yard debris that must be scheduled in advance through our customer service center.)
Things to Remember!
- Items that are either bagged OR bundled should not exceed 50 lbs.
- Bundles should not exceed arm length. If you cannot wrap your arms around the the bundled limbs, break it down into multiple bundles