Our Environment

Chair: Matt Strain

Details of the ECC Rules may be found by clicking HERE.

Trash and Recycling [Flyer for Residents]

All waste is to be placed out no earlier than 6PM the day before collection listed below (see rules and regulations for official procedures or for a summary please click HERE .


Recycling: WEDNESDAY.

Yard Waste: WEDNESDAY (March through December)

Household Hazardous Waste: see link for information.

Paint Disposal: see link for information.

Special Item Pickup: see link for information.

  • The Fairfax County Curbside Recycling Chart (PDF) with detailed photographs of what can and cannot be placed at the curb can should be reviewed by residents for recycling.
  • PWCA urges residents to self-manage small yard debris by recycling it in their own back yards through composting and grass cycling (leaving grass clippings on the lawn).
  • If you have leftover latex paints that can’t be recycled, reused or stored, pour the paints into a box with shredded paper or kitty litter, allow it to solidify away from kids or pets, then discard in the trash. As an alternative, you may pour leftover paint onto newspaper. Once it dries, roll up the newspaper and dispose of it in the trash. Further information may be found at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycle.
  • The Environmental Committee urges residents not to dispose of large debris in wooded common areas. The excess debris clutters these areas and suffocates the plants that grow there naturally. To dispose of large branches, please follow the Environmental Guidelines hyperlinked above.
  • EFFECTIVE 2023 FAIRFAX COUNTY STOPPED THIS BENEFIT AND IS ASSESSING WHETHER TO BRING IT BACK. During each year, Fairfax County sponsors a document shredding event in each district. Usually the events occur between March and October of each year. Please select the following link for current information.

PWCA disposal service provider information:
Patriot Disposal
​(703) 257-7100

Arbor Care

For seasonal information, click HERE.


If you would like to advantage of the offer from our grounds care contractor, please select the hyperlink to access the form. Completion date requested to begin the care program effectively is by March 25, 2024.

Invasive Species Control Guides

We need your help working on invasive plants, and in re-greening projects in our community.

Buying Native

We all like to make the community brighter with plants, flowers, and trees. Yet not every item is good for our wildlife and we encourage you to consider planting US or East Coast and Viriginia natives. Many local guidance sites exists and a great curated list exists on this page of the Blue Ridge Prism (Native Plant and Seeds) association website.