Collection

Trash should be put out Mondays and Thursdays after 6:00 p.m.

Recycling should be put out Tuesdays after 6:00 p.m.

If trash and recycling pickup date is postponed due to a holiday, a notice is distributed to all homes with the revised collection schedule.

Republic Services is responsible for trash collection and recycling for our neighborhood.

Trash and Recycling

EHCA Trash Procedures

Trash must be placed out no earlier then 6:00 p.m. Trash must be in heavy green trash bags and not grocery store bags. All trash must be in bags. Also, it is helpful to put a drop or two of ammonia in the trash bag so that the animals won't rip the green trash bags apart.

No large items such as furniture, appliances, carpet, etc can be put out with the trash. These items require a special pickup and you must contact the Board of Directors to arrange for that and to pay for the special service.

Large household items, appliances and electronics can also be taken directly to the Fairfax County Trash and Recycling Centers for disposal. There are fees to use those locations for disposal as well.

If you hire a contractor for home improvements, please make sure that the contractor hauls away any trash from the job. Make sure waste disposal is included in the price of the work.

If you are taking delivery of a large appliance, mattress, or furniture, many delivery services will take the old items with them for a small fee if you arrange and pay for that in advance. Those fees are usually less than curbside pickup or the cost to dispose of it yourself at the County facilities.

Current Fairfax County Recycling Regulations

Effective immediately, all exterior recycling and trash containers must be covered. Violators may be issued fines.

Curbside Recycling: YES
In the bin:
  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Metal food containers
  • Soda bottles and cans
  • Non-perscription pill bottles
bottles and cans
In the bin, bag or container:
  • Junk mail, mixed paper, newspapers
  • Cereal, cracker and other food container boxes
  • Phone books
  • Flattened cardboard boxes
paper, magazines, boxes
At the curb (only in CLEAR plastic bags or paper and on regular trash pickup days):
  • Grass
  • Brush (must be cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled arm-full size and should not exceed 50 pounds)
  • Leaves
grass, brush, leaves
Curbside Recycling: NO
The items listed below are not recyclable and should be placed outside for collection with your regular trash:
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Yogurt and dairy tubs
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam packaging
  • Plastic food boxes or trays
  • Pizza boxes
  • Foam containers
  • Light bulbs
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Lids, caps, bottle tops
  • Ceramics
  • Hard-back books
  • Paper plates and napkins
  • Perscription vials
  • Pots, pans, and other cookware
  • Aluminum foil and tins
yogurt and dairy cups, plastic bags, styrofoam, hardback books, and other non-recyclable items
Not collectable at all:
  • Propane tanks
  • Rocks and bricks
  • Logs over 6 inches in diameter
  • Unbundled brush will be considered a special pick up and will be billed to you after direct arrangements are made for pick up

Please make special arrangements with third-party companies for proper disposal of these items.

propane tank, rocks and bricks and log greater than 6 inches in diameter