Please be advised that Fairfax County has issued a Solid Waste Advisory to eliminate the use of plastic bags for yard waste collection in the County.
Effective immediately, Patriot Disposal will no longer collect yard waste that has been set out for collection in plastic bags. It is mandatory that all yard waste be set out for collection in paper bags, or in a separate container clearly marked “yard waste” on both sides.
Patriot Disposal has suspended trash service for today. Service will resume on our next trash day, Tuesday. Please bring in all trash/cans from the curb.
You can also check out https://www.patriotdisposalservices.com/ for latest operating status as well as their Twitter and Facebook pages.
The curbside loose leaf collection is scheduled for the week of November 23rd, weather permitting. Please rake any leaves from your yard to the curb for the leaf vacuum. Please pay attention to the weather and only rake leaves to the curb the weekend before the collection. No bagged leaves. Bagged leaves are taken by the trash service and must be in paper bags.
A second collection will be the week of 12/21.
Patriot Disposal is considered an essential service, and while delays may be possible, service will continue as scheduled with the following exceptions:
- No bulk or special pick-up items may be placed out for pick-up.
- Friday, April 3, 2020 is the last day to put out any yard waste with regular trash. After this date, DO NOT put yard waste outside until further notice.
- Questions? Contact Patriot Disposal us at (703) 257-7100 or contact them via email at email@example.com.
Residents can help provide Patriot Disposal workers
safer working conditions by following these best practices.
1. REDUCE THE WASTE YOU GENERATE– During
this unprecedented time, residents should be mindful of the quantity of waste
they generate, so as not to overwhelm the collection system. For example, this
is not the best time to clean out the garage/do spring cleaning.
2. REDUCE YOUR YARD WASTE
– Start grass cycling, backyard composting, and limit generation
of yard waste if possible.
3. BAG ALL TRASH and REFUSE
– Bagged trash limits exposure to potentially harmful
materials, such as used tissue that could spread viruses and bacteria.
4. KEEP ALL RECYCLING CLEAN AND LOOSE
– When recycling is loose in the bin, not in bags, it is
easier to process. Removing food and liquid residue from recyclables minimizes
the spread of viruses and bacteria. Only place plastic bottles and jugs, paper,
cardboard, cartons and metal cans in the bin.
5. EMPTY ALL LIQUIDS – Liquids in
bottles, cans, and other containers can carry viruses and bacteria and can
splash onto collectors when trash and recyclables are emptied.
6. WIPE/DISINFECT CART HANDLES AND LIDS – The
two main touch points on a cart for collectors are the lid and the handles. By
wiping those areas down with disinfectant or soapy water, you minimize the
danger of shared contact areas.
Woodstream HOA Updates
- Continue to practice social distancing at all times. Residents and/or guests should not be congregating at the basketball court, Tot Lot, or any where else throughout the community. Stay safe!
- If you have recently moved-in or have any changes to your current email, please email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our records and send important updates to you.
It’s important we work together to ensure our Woodstream community is taking all the necessary precautions per the Fairfax County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in order to keep ALL our residents safe.
- Please remember to practice social distancing! It is highly recommended that parents do not allow their children and teenagers to go to the Tot Lot and basketball court until further notice. While fresh air is encouraged, having people congregate in these two locations is putting our entire community at risk, as these areas are not cleaned regularly.
- Patriot Disposal, our trash-collecting company, has informed us that as of Friday, March 20, 2020, there will be no bulk items pick-up (small furniture, grills, mattresses) or scheduled special items pick-up (toilets, construction debris) until further notice. IF YOU PLACED BULK ITEMS OUT FOR PICK-UP, PLEASE REMOVE THEM TODAY.
Please know that during this unprecedented time we want to do all we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If possible, please remember to check on elderly neighbors or those who may have compromised immune systems. If you any questions or concerns email the Board at email@example.com. Stay safe!