Trash & Recycling Schedule

Regular trash is picked up every Tuesday and Friday and recycling is picked up every Wednesday, except for the following holidays:  4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Trash is NOT permitted to be placed on the curb before dusk on the night before a scheduled pick-up.  Yard waste is picked up the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, except for the above holidays.

Please click here to find out about disposing of large and very heavy items.

Following is a list of materials and how they must be handled for trash and recycling.  If you do not find the item on the list please click here to find the link to the Fairfax County website for more information:

Aluminum Cans – empty and rinse. If you are able, crush them to save space.
Do not include: pie tins, foil, scrap metal or food residue!
 
Appliances – Jeffrey’s will pick up appliances only during a special pick-up in the evenings. You will need to call Jeffrey’s Trash Service at 703-591-9548 to arrange for a special pick up. Minimum fee is $50.00. Payment is expected at the time of pick up.
 
Bicycles – You can put out one bicycle at a time to be taken on a regular trash day (free of charge.) Jeffrey’s can put it to the side of the truck and place it in the appropriate pile when they get to the dump. However, you must have a sign on the bike indicating that it is meant to be taken with the trash. Evidently, children have a way of leaving their bikes in front yards and parents scream when the trash company takes them before they are ready to get rid of them!
 
Cardboard – flatten all cardboard and put outside on Wednesday’s. It would be nice if you could wait until a dry day since wet cardboard easily falls apart when lifted. If it is a pizza box or other food box with food residue on it, please fold it up or break it up and place in a trash bag or trash can to be put out on a regular trash day. Any box that is not made of recyclable cardboard needs to be broken up and put in a trash can/bag for regular trash pick-up.
 
Christmas Trees – These are collected on yard waste days during the first two weeks of January only. So make sure the tree goes out on Thursday, January 9th for 2014!
 
Concrete, Bricks, or Rocks – You must find your own hauler. Jeffrey’s will not take these items. They only take items that they can transport to the I-66 station.
 
Food Cans - Empty and rinse. Okay to leave labels and lids attached to cans. Please flatten to save space.
Do not include: pie tins, foil, scrap metal, or food residue.
 
Furniture – Jeffrey’s will pick up old furniture only during a special pick-up in the evenings. They will charge $50.00 per load. You need to call Jeffrey’s Trash Service at 703-591-9548 to arrange for a special pick up. Payment is expected at the time of pick up.
 
Glass Containers: Put out on recycling Wednesdays.
Bottles and jars only. Okay to leave labels on containers. Metal lids may be recycled.
Do not include: dishes, mirrors, window glass, ceramics, pottery, light bulbs or cookware.
 
Mattresses – Jeffrey's will pick up old mattresses and/or box springs only during a special pickup.  They will charge $50.00 per load.  You need to call Jeffrey's Trash Service at 703-591-9548 to arrange for a special trash pick up.  Payment is expected at the time of pick up.  Also, please make sure that it will be a dry day before you put it outside. A wet mattress weighs a ton!
 
Metal – Scrap metal like old barbeque grills or lawn mowers require a special pick up. Jeffrey’s will pick up metal during a special pick-up in the evenings. You will need to call Jeffrey’s Trash Service at 703-591-9548 to arrange for a special pick up. They charge $50.00 per pick-up. Payment is expected when they come to take the items away. This can be put out during a community-wide special pick-up as long as it is placed in a separate pile.
 
Mixed Paper = cardboard, newspaper, cereal boxes, catalogs, magazines, office paper, colored paper, junk mail, telephone books. Put out on recycling Wednesdays.
Keep clean and dry. No need to separate.
Be sure to flatten all cardboard. Remove plastic linings from cereal boxes.
If you shred your paper first, please put it in a paper bag and tape or staple it shut to prevent litter.
Do not include items with food residue (e.g., pizza boxes) or boxes with a wax coating.
 
Plastic Bottles and Jugs: Only recycle plastic bottles and jugs. To determine that the container is a bottle or jug, make sure it has a neck. In other words, the top must be narrower than the body or base. Remove and discard lids and caps. Flatten to save space. Put out on recycling Wednesdays.
Do not include: plastic containers other than bottles or jugs. For example, do not include: margarine tubs, yogurt cups or plastic trays.
 
Tires - Jeffrey’s is permitted to take a total of 4 tires per regular collection day. Please do not put out more than two passenger car tires at a time. Jeffrey’s will not charge extra for this.
 
Trash Cans – To throw out your trash can, please place a sign on the can so that Jeffrey’s’ knows that you want to get rid of the can on a regular trash day. Evidently there have been mistakes made here too!
 
Trees, Large Branches and Tree Stumps - Jeffrey’s will pick large trees or stumps only during a special pick-up in the evenings.  They will charge $50.00 per load and the material has to be cut up into lengths than one man can lift and put on a truck.  You need to call Jeffrey’s Trash Service at 703-591-9548 to arrange for a special pick up.  Payment is expected at the time of pick up.
 
Waste Wood or Lumber – Jeffrey’s will pick up waste wood or lumber only during a special pick-up in the evenings. They will charge $50.00 per load and the material has to be cut up into lengths than one man can lift and put on a truck. You need to call Jeffrey’s Trash Service at 703-591-9548 to arrange for a special pick up. Payment is expected at the time of pick up.
 
Yard Waste - is picked up on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Here are the rules for disposal:
Leaves and Grass
Best Option - Use a reusable container or a brown paper yard waste bag (also known as a Kraft bag). Both of these items are available in local stores and do not add contaminants to the leaves and grass when composted.
Last Option - Clear plastic bags should be used as a last option because they cause equipment problems at the processing facility. They are very difficult to remove during all phases of the composting process. Never use dark plastic bags. Yard waste in dark bags will likely be treated as trash and not recycled.
 
Brush
Trash and recycling collection companies generally do not collect debris from tree removal or land clearing activities. It is the responsibility of the resident to arrange for the removal of such debris. You can look in the phone directory under 'Rubbish' to find a hauler. Also, remember that waste wood or lumber (such as from a fence or deck) is not brush and will not be collected if set out with brush. [See Waste Wood or Lumber.]
Option 1 - As with leaves and grass, brush should be placed in reusable containers or brown paper bags.
Option 2 - Small piles of brush may also be tied into bundles with twine.
 

 
Most of these rules are common sense, but it helps to keep everyone on the same page. We think that following these rules will keep our community cleaner because if everyone puts out the right materials on the right days in the right manner, Jeffrey’s should be able to take everything that is put out that day – before it has a chance to get blown all over creation.
 
Please enlighten your neighbors if you see them putting out an item on the wrong day. They may not have read this article yet. Refer them to this community website for all the rules. Please let the Board know if you see someone putting something out that requires a special pick-up. That way, we can charge the right folks for the special pick up and the rest of us do not pay extra for their trash. Otherwise, the DFCA Board may be contacting the closest house to the item to pay for the pick-up.
 
Please contact the Board if you have any questions or comments.