Fairfax County will resume yard waste collection pickups the week of May 25, and started special pickups on May 18. The county had cut back on waste collection in March to protect sanitation workers during the pandemic.
Yard waste – including grass trimmings, leaves, and shrub and tree trimmings – must be placed on the curb in paper bags or rigid containers. Plastic bags are being phased out. Small amounts can be tied in bundles. Larger materials should be scheduled for a special pickup.
That information only applies to the 10 percent of Fairfax County where the county, rather than private companies collect trash and recyclables. However that 10 percent is mainly concentrated in the Bailey’s Crossroads and Annandale areas.