Updated July 14, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
The County continues to take special measures to assist residential curbside customers in trash collection efforts following this week’s damaging storm. We have identified areas that experienced extensive flooding and will have additional County trash collection trucks sent out daily to monitor these areas and collect items set on the curb. This will continue through Saturday, July 20 and will be extended if necessary. The County will also continue to monitor other areas and expand this service if necessary.
Bulk Collection Continues After the Storm
Trash collection by the County contractor will continue as scheduled throughout the week of July 8. If storm damage debris set out for bulk item collection isn’t picked up the day of your regular trash collection, it may take an additional 1-2 days for service given the extent of the event. You can also call the Customer Contact Call Center at 703-228-6570 to schedule a special pickup.
Some residents may have received an orange notice of improper trash preparation. We apologize if you received one during this difficult time. These are routinely issued by the County contractor to help residents properly prepare materials to allow for efficient and timely pickups and to ensure the safety of the crews.
For residential customers with storm-related debris, trash should be properly prepared for pickup on your designated collection day. For large and/or bulk household items, please follow the guidelines below.
If residents have any questions, contact the Customer Contact Call Center at 703-228-5000 or learn more about residential services at recycling.arlingtonva.us/residential. Check out the online Where Does it Go? directory to learn how to properly dispose of specific types of items.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Guidelines for trash/recycling curbside pickup
- County carts must weigh less than 200 pounds. Personal containers and plastic bags must weigh less than 50 pounds.
- Construction materials, like drywall, must measure under 4×4 feet or be placed in a plastic bag and weigh less than 50 pounds.
- Household items too bulky to be bagged, bundled or put in the trash cart (e.g., large furniture or home construction debris) do not require a pickup request. These items can be placed at the curb for regular trash collection, unless they can be dismantled with the metal pieces separated, which can then be recycled.
- Furniture must fit into the back of a trash truck.
- For household hazardous materials, electronics and bulk metal, residents can schedule a curbside special collection online or by calling the DES Contact Center at 703-228-5000.
Residents must arrange for the disposal of items weighing more than 500 pounds through a private hauler at their own expense.