Yard waste collection - Starting April 13, the Town of Herndon will suspend curbside pick-up of yard waste. This change allows crews to continue to prioritize and safely collect residential refuse and recycling. Residents are encouraged to compost yard waste at home or wait to place it curbside until service returns to normal. Please note as well, due to social distancing requirements, crews are working on rotational schedules, which may cause some delays in normal collection times.
Spring Clean-up, scheduled for April 22-24, has been postponed. The town has also suspended special/bulk collections until July 2020 or further notice. You may use the bulk disposal service for a fee at the I-66 transfer station located at 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax, (703) 631-1179 or fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash.
Due to COVID-19 and in an effort to follow CDC guidelines, staff is currently working on rotational schedules to help ensure social distancing. This may cause some delays in normal collection times. Please continue to follow all town ordinances regarding curbside collection to include placing trash in approved containers with the lid tightly closed.
Fairfax County has suspended the Purple Container Glass Collection and Recycling Program at this time, and is in the process of removing all purple containers throughout the county. During this suspension, you may place glass in your regular trash for disposal. Please continue to check back for updates.
We appreciate your understanding. We are working to protect our workforce during the current public health emergency while ensuring that trash and recyclables are collected.
Residents can help provide safer working conditions for our workforce by following these best practices:
- REDUCE THE WASTE YOU GENERATE- During this unprecedented time, residents should be mindful of the quantity of waste they generate, so as not to overwhelm the collection system. For example, this is not the best time to clean out the garage/do spring cleaning.
- STOP SETTING OUT YARD WASTE AT THE CURB. Start grasscycling, backyard composting, and limit generation of yard waste if possible. Residents may take their Yard waste to the I-66 transfer station and I-95 landfill complex.
- BAG ALL TRASH and REFUSE – Bagged trash limits exposure to potentially harmful materials, such as used tissue that could spread viruses and bacteria.
- KEEP ALL RECYCLING CLEAN AND LOOSE – When recycling is loose in the bin, not in bags, it is easier to process. Removing food and liquid residue from recyclables minimizes the spread of viruses and bacteria. Only place plastic bottles and jugs, paper, cardboard, cartons and metal cans in the bin.
- EMPTY ALL LIQUIDS – Liquids in bottles, cans, and other containers can carry viruses and bacteria and can splash onto collectors when trash and recyclables are emptied.
- WIPE/DISINFECT CART HANDLES AND LIDS – The two main touch points on a cart for collectors are the lid and the handles. By wiping those areas down with disinfectant or soapy water, you minimize the danger of shared contact areas.
- SEAL AND MARK ALL SHARPS/NEEDLES – Properly dispose of medical sharp objects such as syringes by placing them in a sealed, rigid plastic container. Seal the container with sturdy tape, clearly mark it as “Sharps,” and place in the trash.
Please use the trash collection map to determining your collection days.