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

www.patriotdisposalservices.com


The new collection schedule for all homes that are covered by the Conservancy's trash contract will be as follows, effective June 1, 2019:

MONDAYS:     YARD WASTE COLLECTION
TUESDAYS:               TRASH COLLECTION DAY #1
WEDNESDAYS:         RECYCLE COLLECTION
FRIDAYS:             TRASH COLLECTION DAY #2

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.


NOTICE FROM PATRIOT DISPOSAL SERVICE: 
GLASS RECYCLING COLLECTION CHANGE


Effective October 1, 2019, Fairfax and Prince William Counties no longer mandate that glass be collected at curbside for recycling. Therefore, 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.


Beginning on November 11th, recycling that contains glass will be considered contaminated and will not be picked up.


As you likely have seen in the news recently, U. S. recycling markets have a long way to go to recover from the impacts of China’s import ban but over time the markets should adjust and create domestic demand for our materials.


Please visit the following web sites for additional information regarding glass recycling:
• Patriot Disposal - Recycling @ patriotdisposalservices.com
• Fairfax County - Glass Recycling @ www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/glass


We anticipate that Loudoun and Arlington Counties may soon implement the same policy. If you have any questions, please contact our 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.)


HERE'S WHAT TO DO with your old ADS RecyclingContainer:
 
If you still have an ADS recycling toter/bin that you wish to get rid of, please drop them off at the Conservancy office, on the right side (while facing) of the building.

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 paperbags, 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 lessthan 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 Cenre 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.


BURKE CENTRE COLLECTION GUIDELINES

  • 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.


BURKE CENTRE AREAS WITH SEPARATE TRASH SERVICE:


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)