Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste Collection
Contractor: Patriot Disposal Services - (703) 257-7100

The collection schedule for all homes that are covered by the Conservancy's trash contract are as follows:


SPECIAL PICK UPS (Large Items/White Goods/Grills/Mowers/Metals/Etc.): Advance notice is required -- call Patriot at 703-257-7100. There is a fee charged to the homeowner or renter for special pick up service:
  • Appliances - $35
  • Refrigerators - $50
  • Freezers - $70
Please call PATRIOT DISPOSAL SERVICES (703-257-7100) for additional SPECIAL PICK UP rates for other items such as sinks, tubs, etc.

2020 Holiday Schedule - Residential Collection

In preparation for the 2020-2021 holidays, we wanted to reach out to let you know of our holiday schedule. Below, you will find a complete schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years:

Thanksgiving: In observance of Thanksgiving Day our offices will be closed and no services will be provided on Thursday, November 26th. Thursday's regularly-scheduled services will instead be provided on Saturday, November 28th.

Christmasand New Year's Day: In observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day our offices will be closed and no services will be provided on Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st.Friday's services will resume on your next regularly-scheduled pickup day.

Christmas Tree Collection:
Christmas trees will be collected the first two weeks in January. All trees should be placed on the curb with all tinsel/decorations removed. Trees should not be placed in plastic bags.

Inclement Weather:
Safety in our community is a primary concern. Roads and/or areas which are deemed unsafe due to snow or ice will be suspended for collection. Trash and recycling collection service will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day, once road conditions permit.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conservancy Office at (703) 978-2928; email to
mailto:[email protected]?subject=Trash/Recycling/YardWaste.


Effective November 11, 2019, Patriot Disposal will no longer pick up glass as part of recycling. Customers are encouraged to re-use glass containers, bring them to a purple bin located in Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, and Prince William County, or put them in with the regular trash for pickup.

Please visit the following web sites for additional information regarding glass recycling:

• Patriot Disposal - Recycling @
• Fairfax County - Glass Recycling @

If you have any questions, please contact the customer service department at 703-257-7100.

PATRIOT RECYCLE TOTERS: All residents may decline delivery of the larger recycling toters/bins by contacting Patriot at 703-257-7100 to arrange for a pickup. For those keeping the new toters, please note that they are for recycling only on the Wednesday pick up day. If you prefer, you may use your own toter/bin for putting out recycling on Wednesdays. Thank you for your cooperation during this transition period. (Unfortunately, these recycle toters 
cannot be used for trash collection.)

NOTE ABOUT YARD WASTE: When discarding yard waste, please make sure that it is placed in plastic bags or personal bins are clearly marked as YARD WASTE or it will not be picked up. It is preferred that Burke Centre residences put yard waste out only in biodegradable or paper bags, or, in a receptacle. 

Note: If Fairfax County changes its requirements, plastic bags may no longer be accepted in the future for yard waste disposal. The weight must be less than 50 lbs. Thank you for your cooperation!

BULK ITEM PICK UP (Mattresses/Small Furniture/Etc.): May be put out with regular trash collection. No rocks, concrete, dirt, liquids or other hazardous material.

The Board of Trustees and Conservancy Staff wish to thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked through the issues with the previous vendor, and your continued patience as we adjust to the new schedule.  The contract does not include  Burke Centre Station, Chase Commons, Oakwood Commons, Walden Commons, Summit Oak and Crevenna Oaks. Trash service in these areas is provided by their individual management companies. As always, if you have any concerns, please contact the Conservancy office at 703-978-2928.


  • Trash must be placed in trash cans and put at the curb by no later than 6:00 a.m. on the morning of the scheduled collection, and not earlier than the evening before the scheduled collection day.
  • Please make note that no paint, motor oil, insecticide or other toxic/hazardous material (or container) will be collected.
  • Please note per the Burke Centre Conservancy’s Architectural Standards: “for health and aesthetic reasons trash shall be put out in closed, rodent-proof containers...” Patriot will pick up trash disposed of in plastic bags, however, the Conservancy guidelines require that all trash be placed in rodent-proof containers. Plastic bags are not considered rodent-proof unless they are deposited into a metal or plastic container with a lid.

  • All trash cans should be clearly marked with the house number to help the Conservancy staff narrow down and identify homes in neighborhoods where it can be challenging to identify who is responsible for improper disposal of trash in plastic bags.

For service complaints and to request special pickups, please contact Patriot at (703) 257-7100. You are encouraged to also report complaints to the Conservancy office for tracking purposes. Please call the office with any questions at (703) 978-2928.


The following Burke Centre cluster (condo/co-op) areas have separate trash service -- please contact your management office for assistance with trash/recycling collection issues.
  • Burke Cove (Landings)
  • Walden Commons
  • Bridgetown Commons
  • Burkeshire Commons
  • Crevenna Oaks
  • Summit Oaks
  • Woodwalk (Landings)