Trash Policy

Resolution 2010-02 (download pdf) — Updated July 29, 2013. (changes in blue)

1. All household trash must be stored in secure containers, out of sight in the rear yard or inside of the home. Yard debris must be stored in the rear yard.

2. Currently, trash pickup is on Tuesdays and Fridays (except on Chrismas and New Year’s Day). Sealed hard plastic or metal trash containers shall be placed at the curb no earlier than the night before pickup and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of pickup.

Actual days and times of trash pickup may change in the future. The Deepwood Homeowners Association website will contain the most up-to-date information. Please visit the website at

Containers must be clearly marked with the resident’s house number. All containers must be removed from the curb no later than 9:00 p.m. on the day of pickup. Trash bags, which must be securely tied or double-bagged, and yard debris cannot be placed at the curb until the morning of pickup.

3. Containers cannot be stored in front yards without prior Board of Directors approval.

4. Any trash not collected for any reason must be stored in a secure trash container in the rear yard or inside your home until the following pickup day.

5. Prior arrangements must be made with the trash company for all large household items or construction debris before they are left for pickup. Items not picked up must be returned to your home until other arrangements are made. Please refer to the Deepwood website for contact information for the current trash vendor.

6. Recycling: Currently, pickup begins at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day. Actual days and times of recycling pickup and the allowable recycling items may change in the future. The Deepwood Homeowners Association website ( will contain the most up-to-date information.

Please note that in Fairfax County, residents of townhouses and single-family homes receiving curbside refuse and recycling collection are required to separate recyclables from trash.

Deepwood operates on a “single stream” recycling program, which means that all recycling materials can be collected in one container.

What can be recycled curbside:

  • Container glass (bottles and jars);
  • Metal food and beverage containers (cans and tins) and metal lids;
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (most #1 and #2 hard plastics, as long as they have a neck, such as soft drink and water bottles; mouthwash bottles; milk jugs; juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles etc.);
  • Cardboard and mixed paper (cardboard, cereal boxes, catalogs, junk mail, telephone books, envelopes, office paper, newspapers, magazines, paper grocery bags etc.). Be sure to flatten all cardboard and remove Styrofoam etc from boxes. Do not include items with food residue (e.g., pizza boxes) or boxes with a wax coating.

Remember to rinse out all glass, metal and plastic containers and remove all lids and caps (except metal lids which can be recycled).

If you have difficulty remembering when to put it out, Fairfax County has recycling dumpsters in the commuter parking lot across Reston Parkway from the Fire Station at the intersection with Lawyers Road (though recyclables must be separated into mixed paper and glass/metal/plastic).

Many other items can be recycled at local stores – for example, many grocery stores recycle plastic bags, batteries and ink cartridges and electronics can often be recycled at stores such as Best Buy. Consider selling or donating other items that may still have use to someone, such as through or charities such as Purple Heart or Salvation Army, rather than disposing of these items in the trash.

If you are unsure about how to dispose of any other material, please visit the Fairfax County Website for recycling and trash at:

7. Yard debris shuld be cut in four-foot lengths with limbs no larger than six inches in diameter. It should be tied in bundles no larger than two feet in diameter and placed on the curb. A handling charge will be assessed to any individual homeowner who places more than five bundles of brush on the curb for any single pickup.

8. Christmas trees will be collected separately on the first two weeks of January. Trees must be free of tinsel and ornaments. Do not place in bags.

9. Homeowners are personally responsible for independently disposing of the following items and anyone failing to comply will be charged by the Association with dumping:

  • rocks
  • concrete
  • dirt
  • soil
  • sod
  • tree stumps
  • paint
  • motor oil
  • construction trash
  • combustibles
  • toxic or hazardous wasters
  • any other materials excluded from the Fairfax County disposal site

Any resident with special circumstances which fall outside of the rules outlined in this policy should contact the management company for guidance.

NOTE: Non-compliance with any of the above regulations will result in immediate remedial measures by the Deepwood Homeowners Association Board of Directors as outlined in the Bylaws of the Association and the Virginia Property Owners Association Act.

Amendment 2012-03 (download pdf)

10. Non-compliance: The first documented violation of the Trash Policy, as established by Resolution #2010-02, will result in a warning citation issued to the homeowner(s), regardless of whether the violation was caused by them or their resident(s). Any subsequent documented violation within twelve months from the date of the first citation, however, will result in an additional citation and a $40 fine issued to the homeowner(s) to cover any potential expenses to the Assotiation for a remedial garbage collection and the administrative costs of preparing and issuing the aforesaid citations.

A documented violation shall include any reasonable evidence clearly establishing a violation of the foregoing Trash Policy, including but not limited to, dated photographic evidence that reveals the particular violation, and the address of the property where the violation occurred, or an affidavit signed by two or more witnesses to the violation(s) attesting to the specific type of violation(s), the address of the property where the violation(s) occurred and the date(s) of the violation(s).