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Trash is Collected by Trash Away on
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Recycling is Collected by Trash Away Only on Wednesday
Do not mix recyclables with the regular trash
No pick-up on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Trash Collection
Put trash out between 5-8 a.m. on collection days only, including holidays except for July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Trash should be placed at the curb in plain sight—away from shrubs and cars—in sealed heavy-duty plastic bags.

If the collection for the day has already taken place, you must bring your trash back inside your unit until the next collection day. Trash left out is not only unsightly, but it is a health hazard and it entices rodents and crows. In order to deter trash violations, please report violators to The Oakton's property manager. Trash placed outside other than during the specified hours can lead to that unit being fined $50.

Trash pick-up is for household waste only. Per County regulation, you may not dispose of construction or remodeling waste and household hazardous waste (computers, televisions, paint, pesticides, oil, gas, antifreeze, corrosive chemicals, ammunition, etc.). For more information on household hazardous waste, contact the Fairfax County Office of Solid Waste at 703-324-5068. Computer equipment and televisions may be recycled at PC Recycler, Inc. located in Chantilly, Va. See below for additional information.
How to Schedule an Oversize Pickup
To dispose of large items such as furniture and appliances, an appointment must be arranged with Trash Away. Send an e-mail to Trash Away at with a photo of the bulk item(s). You must make payment at least 2 days in advance prior the scheduled pick-up.

Trash Collection During Inclement Weather
Our trash contractor will suspend trash collection in areas which they deem unsafe due to snow or ice, or at a time when weather has deteriorated to the point where conditions are deemed unsafe. If the schools are closed... if the federal and state government offices are closed... chances are the trash company will not send their trucks out to collect trash.
If service has been canceled due to inclement weather, residents are required to bring the trash back inside their unit. Do not leave trash out until the next service collection. Leaving trash out attracts rodents and other animals.

Recycling Collection
Place recyclables curbside between 5-8 a.m. only on Wednesdays. Put items in recycle bins, paper bags or cardboard boxes. DO NOT PUT OUT LOOSE ITEMS!
  • All recyclables should be empty and clean—no food or soiled materials.
  • Place newspapers at the bottom of the recycling bin to prevent the papers from being blown around the parking lot or in paper bags. Do not use paper bags during wet weather/snowy days.
  • Residents are responsible for retrieving their containers the night of the trash pick up. Do not leave your recycling bin out or stored on the grounds. Recycling bins left out or stored on the common areas will be confiscated by Management.
Acceptable items include: newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, paperboard boxes, flatten cardboard, mixed paper, junk mail, plastic bottles and jugs, soda bottles and cans, non-prescription pill bottles, and metal cans. The items do not need to be separated or sorted.

Items not accepted: yogurt and dairy tubs, pizza boxes, styrofoam containers and packaging, paper plates and napkins, foil tins and wrap, plastic bags, and plastic containers used for insecticides, herbicides, petroleum products, and automotive fluids.
Please Note:
Fairfax County no longer accepts glass containers in the curbside recycling bins. You may either take your glass containers and bottles to a Fairfax County purple glass-only container (one is located at the Providence Community Center on Vaden Dr.) or choose to throw it away in your regular trash. For more information, go to Fairfax County's website at:

Electronics Recycling
Fairfax County residents can e-cycle old or unwanted electronics any day of the week at both the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex. Acceptable materials include computers (and related equipment), televisions, gaming systems, stereos and other household electronic devices and cables. There are no fees associated with this service; however customers may be required to show proof of residency.
I-66 Transfer Station
4618 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22035

Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I-95 Landfill Complex
 9850 Furnace Road
Lorton, VA 22079
Every Day: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Securis, located in Chantilly, Va. offers a residential electronics recycling events. For more information, visit their website at Fees are charged for televisions, LCD Monitors, and the destruction of computer hard drives. See Securis' website for more information.

Litter on the Grounds 
A contractor picks up trash littered on the grounds twice a month. It is unfortunate to incur this extra expense, but it is important to keep the grounds free of litter to protect our property values.

Residents can help with the litter problem by:
  • picking up litter on the grounds;
  • not littering. For instance, don't let flyers left in your door drop to the ground—dispose of them inside your unit;
  • not leaving junk mail at the mail kiosk;
  • not discarding cigarette butts on the grounds;
  • sealing trash in heavy-duty bags. Trash in unsealed bags can litter the grounds—especially on windy days; and
  • not putting trash out on non-pickup days. Trash bags left out on the grounds attracts squirrels, rats, and crows.

Pet Waste 
Owners must clean up after their pets even in the pet walk areas. 
Pet waste is the leading cause of dog-to-dog disease and it can wash into the storm water run-off and contaminate the community's water. In addition, pets, children who play outside are at risk from some of the bacteria and parasites found in pet waste.
Do not leave bags of pet excrement on the grounds after trash collection has taken place. Due to numerous complaints, the board of directors has no alternative but to impose a $50.00 fine per violation on unit owners who refuse to comply with the Condominiums rules and regulations and the Fairfax County Leash, License, Scoop Code (Section 4-11). Non-compliance of this County Code is a Class 4 Misdemeanor that carries a maximum $250.00 fine. Owners may contact Fairfax County Animal Control directly at 703-691-2131 to report violations of the county's Leash, License, Scope Code. For more information go to:
Please be considerate of your neighbors and clean up after your pet. To encourage compliance, small trash cans are located on the property for litter and dog waste. 

Page updated on Nov. 7, 2022



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