To All Residential Customers:
On March 13, 2020, the President issued a COVID-19 Emergency Declaration which identified solid waste collectors as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.” In addition, Virginia Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency for Virginia.
Our solid waste employees play a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of our community as they move from house to house to collect, transport and dispose of waste. Due to the nature of their duties, our workforce is unable to wear most of the protective equipment that other essential employees are required wear to protect their health and the health of others. They are unable, in many cases, to follow the social distancing guidelines due to the requirement that they occupy the same vehicle and work side-by-side to collect solid waste.
As a result of these facts, it has become necessary to make additional changes to our collection services, effective Monday, April 6th: • No yard waste will be collected from residents in Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. At the present time, this does not include the Town of Leesburg or Manassas Park. • In communities with trash cans and/or Toters: trash outside of the container, including bagged trash, will not be collected. Trash that does not fit in the container should instead be placed into the container for collection on the 2nd pickup day of the week. • In communities without trash cans and/or Toters, or those with once weekly pickup: trash that is wholly contained within trash bags, sealed or tied tightly, will be collected. • Due to the increased amount of residential trash and recycling being collected during this time, no adjustments will be made to your account due to these changes.