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The City of Fairfax Operations Division does not collect refuse and recycling on holidays observed by the city.

Below is the refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule.

On occasion, this schedule may change, so please feel free to confirm the schedule in various city media, including The Cityscene, Cityscreen-12 Television, and Twitter @CityofFairfaxVA.

Sign up for refuse and recycling service notifications via Fairfax City Alert.

Please note: Collecting multiple days' worth of debris (yard waste, brush, metals, etc.)  on a single day may cause atypical delays in collection throughout the city. If these items are not collected on the scheduled collection day, please leave items at the curb and they will be collected as soon as possible. Information: email, 703.385.7837

 

2020 Holiday Collection Schedule

 

New Year’s Day • Wednesday, 1/1/20

Monday, Tuesday —regular collection

Wednesday, 1/1/20 — No collection

Thursday 1/2/20 — Wednesday and Thursday routes collected

Friday 1/3/20 — regular collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

 

Martin Luther King Day • Monday, 1/20/20

Monday, 1/20/20 – No collection

Tuesday, 1/21/20 – Monday and Tuesday routes collected.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — regular collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

 

George Washington Day • Monday, 2/17/20

Monday, 2/17/20 – No collection

Tuesday, 2/18/20 – Monday and Tuesday routes collected

Wednesday Thursday, Friday — regular collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

 

Memorial Day • Monday, 5/25/20

Monday, 5/25/19 – No collection

Tuesday, 5/26/20 – Monday and Tuesday routes collected

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday regular collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

 

Independence Day (observed) • Friday, 7/3/20

Monday 6/29/20 – regular collection

Tuesday 6/30/20 – regular collection

Wednesday 7/1/20 — regular collection

Thursday 7/2/20 – regular collection

Friday 7/3/20 —  regular collection

 

Labor Day • Monday, 9/7/20

Monday, 9/7/20 – No collection

Tuesday 9/8/20 – Monday and Tuesday routes collected

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — regular collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

 

Veterans Day • Wednesday, 11/11/20

Monday, Tuesday — regular collection

Wednesday, 11/11/20 – No collection

Thursday, 11/12/20 — Wednesday and Thursday routes collected

 Friday, 11/13/20 — regular collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

 

Thanksgiving Day • Thursday, 11/26/20

Day After Thanksgiving • Friday, 11/27/20

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – regular collection

Thursday, 11/26/20 — No collection

Friday, 11/27/20 — Thursday and Friday routes collected

 

Christmas Eve • Thursday, 12/24/20 (Half day, double routes)

Christmas Day • Friday, 12/25/20

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday — regular collection

Thursday, 12/24/20 — Thursday and Friday routes collected

 Friday, 12/25/20 — No collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

 

New Year's Day • Friday, 1/1/21

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday — regular collection

Thursday, 12/31/20 — Thursday and Friday routes collected

 Friday, 1/1/21 — No collection

Please note: yard waste & debris collection may be delayed due to holiday collection schedule. Please leave items at the curb until they are collected.

 

This schedule is subject to change. You are invited to confirm the city's holiday refuse and recycling schedule in various city media, including The Cityscene, Cityscreen-12 Television, Twitter @CityofFairfaxVA, and Fairfax City Alert.