Trash and Recycling
The Association retains the services of a trash collection and recycling company on behalf of the entire cluster. As of October 1, 2022 our new trash provider is Champion.
The trash and recyclables collections schedule is:
- Monday Trash Only, Recycle, and Yard Waste Collection
- Thursday Trash
All disposables must be placed at the curb and/or in plain view from the street by 6 am on collection day. Reston Association covenants require that residents' disposables be hidden from view until the evening preceding collection day. Emptied containers must be again hidden from view by the end of the collection day.
All disposables (and especially food waste) must be securely tied and placed in secure containers appropriate to discourage scavenging from wildlife.
Trash and recycling MUST be processed and disposed of separately. Clean cardboard especially must not be disposed of with trash. If you have questions on what constitutes trash or recycling, please refer to this link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-and-trash
If a pickup is inadvertently missed or if you have comments about vendor performance, please contact the cluster board. The board needs to be aware of and aggregate these concerns.
Trash set out for collection will include general household trash, glass materials of any kind, small furniture, and household equipment. You may not dispose of potentially hazardous materials with trash or recycling. These materials may include but are not limited to paints, fluorescent light bulbs, automotive fluids, solvents, batteries, poisons, acids, caustics, explosives, and other dangerous materials. If you are unsure if a material is considered hazardous, please refer to this link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/household-hazardous-waste. Also. you may not dispose of construction materials such as concrete and bricks, medical waste, dead animals, manure, tree stumps, mulch, sod, dirt, stone, or rocks. If you have any questions about how to dispose of a certain material please contact Champion
Disposal of many items, including hazardous materials, is not managed by the cluster and must be managed by the homeowner. Fairfax County maintains two disposal centers to dispose of many materials which will not be picked up with trash. The closest location is the I-66 Transfer Station - location, hours and a complete list of disposable items and instructions may be found here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/i-66-transfer-station
- Yard Waste
Yard waste will be picked up on the same day as trash and should be placed in separate containers (clearly marked “YARD WASTE”) or biodegradable bags. Brush shall be cut in four-foot lengths, with limbs no larger than 3” inches in diameter. Brush shall be tied in bundles no larger than two feet in diameter.
Recyclable materials MUST be separated from trash and disposed of in a recycling bin/can, in a paper bag, or in the case of newspapers and magazines, tied securely with twine. Shredded documents and any other small paper items should be bagged. Recyclable materials include "clean" cardboard (e.g. no greasy pizza boxes), plastic items (labeled 1-7), metal food and beverage cans, and paper materials. Glass jars and bottles are not recyclable and must be disposed of with the trash or recycled separately by delivering them yourself to a county glass recycling site (the closest location is the Reston South Park and Ride located at 2531 Reston Pkwy, Herndon, VA 20191). Similarly, plastic grocery bags are not recyclable but may be recycled by returning them to many area grocery stores. For a complete list of recyclable materials, please refer to this link: If you have questions on what constitutes trash or recycling, refer to this link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-and-trash
- Oversized and Special Items Collection (updated 10/23/22)
Bulk items that are burnable and weigh less than 40lb. can be disposed of at no additional cost to the
customer. Bulk items that exceed these specifications may qualify for removal for an additional charge depending on the item (Scheduled On-Demand). White Goods/Appliances are available for collection and disposal at an additional charge to the individual resident; Bulk items that exceed the above specifications can be performed through our partner company, HaulShare. HaulShare provides junk removal for homes and businesses, including offices, retail properties, construction sites, and more.
Residents can request services through the HaulShare website, select the removal service that they need, choose which day(s) works best, and pay securely online for their bulk item removal.
Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
- Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas trees will be disposed of on two days each year, early in January. These dates will be announced to the community in December each year with reminders provided before disposal days. In each case, trees should not be placed in bags and all tinsel and ornaments must be removed.
- Holidays and Inclement Weather Policy
- To be updated with information from new collection service.