City Waives Excess Trash, Brush Collection Fees in Wake of Storm
By CITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
July 3, 2012
In an effort to aid residents in clean-up from the June 29 severe weather, the City of Falls Church will waive fees for excess trash and brush collection through Wednesday, July 11. Governor McDonnell has declared a State of Emergency for Virginia as a result of the historic aftermath of the storm, and in this particular instance the City will be waiving the collection fees.
Solid Waste Collection
Residents do not need to use excess trash stickers on Wednesday, July 4 or Wednesday, July 11. Use the City-provided gray rolling carts, personal containers, or sturdy trash bags.
Residents on barricaded streets are asked to place trash at the barricade. Trash crews will not be able to pass through barricades. Trash crews will make additional rounds on barricaded streets once reopened.
Residents do not need to use brush stickers on Wednesday, July 4 or Wednesday, July 11. Please take the following measures to aid collection:
• Place brush at the curb or within the parking lane where applicable; do not obstruct the sidewalks or right-of-ways.
• Cut large tree limbs into segments no longer than 8 ft.; brush that exceeds this length requires additional manpower and resources. Smaller debris can be bundled or placed in brown, compostable yard waste bags.
• Leave only vegetative matter for pick-up; this collection is exclusively for tree limbs and brush downed by Friday’s storm. Fee waivers do not apply to special collections.
Special Bulk Collection
Special collection fees and service remain in place as usual for items too large or heavy to fit into a trash container such as furniture, moving debris, and household appliances. Residents may request a special collection by calling 703-248-5160. For more information and fees, see the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/SepcialCollection.
To report a missed collection, please call the automated Solid Waste Hotline at 703-248-5160.
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July 3, 2012