2024 Updates: Next Holiday is President's Day on Monday Feb 19th

Fairfax County Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Fairfax County trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Fairfax County is in Virginia with Annandale to the north, Alexandria to the northeast, Woodbridge to the south, Linton Hall to the west, and Fair Oaks to the northwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Fairfax County Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, enter your address in the Refuse and Recycling Route Finder.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

New Year’s Day • Monday, Jan. 2, 2024 (observed)

  • Monday, Jan. 2 — no collection
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3 — Monday & Tuesday routes collected
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — regular collection

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day • Monday, Jan. 16, 2024

  • Monday, Jan. 16 – No collection
  • Tuesday,  Jan. 17 – Monday & Tuesday routes collected.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — regular collection

President’s Day • Monday, Feb. 20, 2024

  • Monday, Feb. 20 – No collection
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Monday & Tuesday routes collected
  • Wednesday Thursday, Friday — regular collection

Memorial Day • Monday, May 29, 2024

  • Monday, May 29 – No collection
  • Tuesday, May 30 – Monday & Tuesday routes collected
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — regular collection

Juneteenth • Monday, June 19, 2024

  • Monday, June 19 – No collection
  • Tuesday, June 20 – Monday & Tuesday routes collected
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — regular collection

Independence Day • Tuesday, July 4, 2024

  • Monday, July 3 –  Monday & Tuesday routes collected
  • Tuesday, July 4 – no collection
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — regular collection

Labor Day • Monday, Sept. 4, 2024

  • Monday, Sept. 4 – No collection
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Monday & Tuesday routes collected
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — regular collection

Veterans Day • Friday, Nov. 10, 2024 (observed)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday — regular collection
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 – Thursday & Friday routes collected
  • Friday, Nov. 10 — no collection

Thanksgiving Day • Thursday, Nov. 23, 2024

  • Day After Thanksgiving • Friday, Nov. 24, 2024
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – regular collection
  • Thursday, Nov. 23 — No collection
  • Friday, Nov. 24 — Thursday & Friday routes collected

Christmas Eve • Friday, Dec. 22, 2024 (half-day, observed)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — regular collection
  •  Friday, Dec. 22 — Regular collection

Christmas Day • Monday, Dec. 25, 2024 

  • Monday, Dec. 25 – No collection
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Monday & Tuesday routes collected
  • Wednesday Thursday, Friday — regular collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to the holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

Fairfax County Trash Collection Map

Fairfax County Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulk waste is collected on the same day as your trash collection day. Items can be placed behind the curb no more than 24 hours before collection day. Ensure items are placed away from parked vehicles, and low-hanging limbs and wires.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture
  • Stoves
  • Water heaters
  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators
  • Car parts
  • Microwaves
  • Storm doors
  • Windows
  • etc.

Remove doors from appliances for safety. 

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Solid waste from any work done by a contractor 
  • Aerosol Cans (full or partially full): Aerosol cans that have contents left in the container can accidentally explode during the collection and processing
  • Paint
  • Lightbulbs:
  • Batteries: do not place batteries in the recycling or trash bin to avoid fire hazards

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Fairfax County and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Fairfax County?

Bulk waste is collected on the same day as your trash collection day. Items can be placed behind the curb no more than 24 hours before collection day. Ensure items are placed away from parked vehicles, and low-hanging limbs and wires.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street. enter your address in the Refuse and Recycling Route Finder.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Fairfax County Refuse & Recycling?

Phone: 703-385-7837
Email: [email protected] 

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Fairfax County trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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