If you have something that you no longer want or need but may be of value to someone else consider the following options:
Do not put your trash or recycling out before dusk the night before collection. We recommend that you put out your trash no later than 6:00am on collection day. Remember to store all trash and recycling containers out of sight by the end of the collection day.
Company Policy: All trash must be placed in a standard covered trash cans or in heavy-duty plastic trash bags, secured tightly, and placed at the curb for collection. Containers cannot weigh more than 50 lbs. or they will not be emptied. The following items should NOT be placed in containers or bags at any time: rocks, concrete, dirt, soil, sod, tree stumps, construction debris, brick, or landscaping timbers. Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge. customer service at 703-257-7100.
County Regulations: The following items will NOT be collected: liquids of any kind, asbestos, ammunition, fuel tanks, hazardous, radioactive, infectious or medical waste, petroleum contaminated soil, dead animals, manure, dangerous acids, caustics, explosives, or other dangerous material or items too large or too heavy to be loaded safely into the collection vehicles.
Yard Debris: Yard debris is defined as grass clippings, leaves and hedge trimmings. Yard debris must be placed at the curb in bags (paper is preferred), or in a separate container clearly marked "yard waste" Brush must be less than 4? in diameter, cut into 4' lengths, and tied in small bundles or bagged. Yard debris does not include stumps, whole trees, or clean-up form storm damage. Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge.
Containers: All residents should have been provided with a 64 gallon trash can and either a 16 or 64 gallon recycling bin/can when Patriot Services began service in the neighborhood in November 2014. Residents in need of a replacement trash can or recycle bin should call (703-257-7100) or e-mail Patriot Disposal to order one. As of November 2014 trash containers are available for a one-time rental fee of $25.00 each and recycling bins are available for a one-time rental fee of $10.00 each.
Special Items: Special items will be collected weekly. Special items include appliances, small furniture, small electronics, mattresses, and other large items. Advance notice is required for the collection of all special items, except for small furniture and mattresses, which can be placed at the curb with the regular trash.
Up to two special items per residence per
pickup will be collected at no additional charge. Additional items, or
items that are extremely large or heavy, will be collected for a minimum
fee of $25.00, including TVs or monitors larger than 19?, tires,
construction debris, carpeting, etc. Special items scheduled for pickup
that are not out on the scheduled pickup day will be re-scheduled for
pickup at the request of the homeowner for a $25.00 fee. All fees for
special pickups must be prepaid by the homeowner prior to removal.
Holidays: Service will be provided on all holidays except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year?s Day. When a designated collection day falls on one of these holidays, service will resume on the next regularly-scheduled collection day. Follow the Trash Company on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information!
Inclement Weather: In the event that inclement weather prevents Patriot Disposal from providing service on a regularly-scheduled collection day, service will resume on the next regularly-scheduled collection day, road conditions permitting.
Road Conditions: Patriot
Disposal will not provide services for any homes located on roads that
are deemed impassable due to construction, construction vehicles, parked
cars, or other obstructions or conditions. Uncollected items will be
removed on the next regularly-scheduled collection day, road conditions
Other Recycling Options
The City of Falls Church and Fairfax County periodically host electronic waste disposal events. Best Buy also recycles most electronics and electronics related equipment including electrical cords and CDs and a host of other miscellaneous items. Most items are collected at no charge but see their website for more details.