Joining several neighboring communities in the D.C. Metro Area that have banned the use of plastic bags for yard waste, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors amended the county’s Solid Waste Management ordinance to prohibit the use of plastic bags for set out and collection of yard waste.
The change took effect on Monday, March 1 and requires county residents who have curbside collection of yard waste to use reusable containers or paper yard waste bags to set out grass, leaves and brush. Although the new rule took effect March 1, the Solid Waste Management Program will be exercising enforcement discretion for a six-week period to allow time for customer notification and education on the new rule. Enforcement will begin Monday, April 19, 2021.
For more information visit the Fairfax County Public Works and Environmental Services Page