Reminder: Yard Waste Collection Temporarily Suspended Beginning 5/12

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Because of the impact of coronavirus on trash crew staffing, residential yard waste pickup from green curbside carts and of biodegradable paper waste bags is temporarily suspended. Plastic bags with yard waste will not be collected. Residents are strongly encouraged to grasscycle lawn clippings and compost organics whenever possible. Brush collection services by request will continue. 


County Adds Temporary Yard Waste Drop-off Locations


Arlington County has added two temporary yard waste drop-off locations: at the Earth Products Yard (4300 29th St S),  in Shirlington and at the 26th Street North and Yorktown Boulevard mulch pickup site. 


Residents are able to drop-off yard waste Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please bring a driver license to show proof of residence. Residents are expected to practice social distancing when showing identification and dropping off material.


Yard waste can be unbundled or placed in biodegradable paper bags. Plastic bags will not be accepted. 


If you are unable to drop-off yard waste, keeping it in the green cart until collection resumes is strongly encouraged. Grasscycling – by leaving cuttings on the ground – is a great (and free) way to fertilize the lawn. Schedule a brush pickup online for large-sized yard trimmings like limbs, or call 703-228-5000 Mon.-Fri., 7a.m. to 7 p.m.


On a trial basis, we will allow landscapers to drop off materials from Arlington County residents.  


Free bags (15 bag limit per visit) will be available starting on Wednesday at 2100 N. Clarendon Blvd. and at 4300 29th. St. S from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Trash and Recycling Services Available to Residential Customers


Although yard waste and bulk collection have been temporarily suspended, available solid waste services for residential customers include:

  • Trash and recycling curbside collection
  • Household hazardous materials drop-off on Monday through Thursday (By appointment only. Call 703-228-5000 to schedule.)
  • Brush collection pickup by request
  • E-waste & small metal items pick-up curbside by request
  • Mulch pick-up and delivery
  • Recycling drop-off centers, including glass, cardboard and mixed recyclables. Please note that these sites are monitored. Illegal dumping of unaccepted materials is not allowed and may result in a fine.


We hope to resume normal services as soon as possible. Thank you for patience and cooperation during this difficult time.