Acceptable Material & Collection Guidelines

Waste Guidelines

Republic accepts standard waste as part of their curbside collection. There are certain items that are not accepted, such as:

  • Flammable products
  • Oil
  • Paint cans
  • Tires
  • Animal carcasses
  • Manure
  • Tree stumps
  • Dirt
  • Stone
  • Rock
  • Brick
  • Lead
  • Acid or wet cell batteries
  • Railroad ties
  • Toxic materials
  • Bio-hazardous materials or waste
  • Propane
  • Oxygen and helium tanks
  • Items containing gas or oil
  • Explosives
  • Live ammunition or weapons
  • Large amounts of animal waste
  • Over-sized brush longer than four feet in length or six inches in diameter
  • Bags that weigh more than 50 pounds
  • Items that cannot be safely loaded by our crews for removal
  • Items that may damage our hauling equipment

Electronic Waste items (computers, televisions, etc.) are not accepted. Republic Services and BCA will host E-Waste collection events on a quarterly basis. The Loudoun County Landfill will dispose of electronics at a $6 fee, plus $0.03 per pound over 160 lbs.

Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL) or other light bulbs containing mercury may not be disposed of in regular trash. Unbroken CFLs can be dropped off at the Brambleton Management Office or local Home Depot for proper disposal. Brambleton will dispose of CFLs at the county hazardous waste collection events.

Recycling Guidelines

Acceptable items for recycling include:

  • Mixed paper: Junk mail, newspaper, magazines, phone books, office paper, paperboard (i.e. cereal boxes), and flattened cardboard boxes
  • Food and beverage: Glass containers, plastic bottles/containers (must have the recycling triangle on the plastic, any number in the center will be accepted), tin and aluminum cans
Items not accepted by the recycling program:

  • Containers used for insecticides, herbicides, petroleum products; paint or automotive fluids are not accepted
  • Windows, drinking glasses, cups, plates, cookware, mirrors, light bulbs, broken glass
  • Styrofoam containers
  • Recyclable container contaminated with food—i.e. pizza boxes, plastic or aluminum carry-out food trays
  • Plastic film such as grocery and dry cleaning bags

Yard Debris Recycling Guidelines

  • Grass clippings and leaves need to be contained in a dedicated and identified container, paper bag, or clear plastic bag. Yard waste placed in dark bags NOT marked with an "X" will not be collected.
  • Brush and limbs must be cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled (arm-full size) with rope or twine and should not exceed 50 lbs. Tree limbs larger than 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length will not be collected
  • Concrete, bricks, blocks, rocks, mulch, sod, and dirt will not be collected.

Contact Us

  1. Trash and Recycling

    Republic Services

    4619 West Ox Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 818-8222

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM