Trash Standards

Contractor Contact Information

Patriot Disposal
Phone:  1-703-257-7100 (must dial “1” from Ashburn)
Fax: 703-368-1469

P.O. Box 3219
Manassas, VA 20108

Trash & Recycling Collection Days

  • Click here for the 2018-2109 Holiday Collection Schedule.
  • Regular Trash Collection – Monday and Thursday
  • Yard Waste Recycling – Monday Only (March 1 – December 31) – Any yard waste placed at the curb during January and February will be disposed of as trash.
  • Regular Recycling – Thursday Only
  • Special Item Pick-Up – Please call to schedule

Patriot Disposal’s service will include twice-per-week trash removal and once-per-week recycling.  It is a violation of the Association’s Trash Storage and Collection Policy to put trash on the curb before 6:00 PM the night before pickup, and it is also a violation to not remove your toter(s) from the curb as soon as possible after pick-up (the same day as trash/recycling pickup).  Trash and recycling services will take place between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Mondays and Thursdays.

There will be no trash pick-up if the regular service day falls on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or any other collection day when the refuse and recycling facilities are closed.  Collections services will resume on the next regularly-scheduled service day.  Please note: Collection tends to be somewhat delayed the day following a holiday.

General Info

  • Loudoun County requires rigid containers with lids for storage and collection of household trash and recycling that prevent against blowing, spillage, littering, etc.
  • Services will be provided on each of the designated service days unless otherwise noted.  Collection times, however, may vary.
  • Trash & Recycling must be kept in hard-sided containers with attached lids that securely close and prevent blowing, spillage, littering, etc. Containers cannot be placed out at curbside until after 6:00 p.m. the night before pickup.
  • Container(s) shall be removed and properly stored at the earliest opportunity the same day as trash & recycling pickup.
  • Secure all trash in tightly tied trash bags, inside hard-sided, trashcans or toters with an attached lid that securely closes and prevents against blowing, spillage, littering, etc.
  • Recycling must be stored and placed curbside in a hard-sided container with an attached lid that is securely closed and prevents against blowing, spillage, littering, etc.
  • Loose trash bags, or grocery bags from stores such as Giant, Harris Teeter, etc. are prohibited and are not to be used for trash or recycling disposal.
  • All homeowners are responsible for picking up litter on their property and preventing wind-blown debris from originating on their property.
  • To prevent containers being lost, placing the house address on the containers and lids is recommended and encouraged.
  • Trash and recycling containers repeatedly left at the curb will be considered abandoned & will be collected.
  • Patriot will remove moving boxes of new residents from the curb, along with ordinary household refuse.
  • The following items must not be put in toters, but instead be separated out for collection: rocks, concrete, dirt, soil, sod, tree stumps, brick, landscaping timbers, construction debris, “trash-outs” and containers or bundles weighing more than 50 lbs. or longer than 4 feet. Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge. Call the Patriot Disposal Customer Service Department for a quote.

Container Storage

  • Please be sure to follow the Architectural Design & Maintenance Standards. Trash cans and recycling containers must be stored on one’s own property and out of open view. For this reason, storage of trash and recycling containers must be in the garage or behind the rear plane of the home against the structure. Storage of these containers in front of or beside the house or garage is not acceptable and is a violation. An exception may be made if the property is fenced, however, the containers must be stored behind the fence against the side of the house or garage, providing the side yard is not directly facing the front of a neighboring housing unit, road frontage, or otherwise negatively impacting a neighboring home from ground level. Trash, recycling, and storage containers cannot be kept on an elevated deck.

Single Family

Storage of trash and recycling containers must be on one’s own property, in the garage or behind the rear plane of the home against the structure, or in a location on file with, and approved by the Association’s Architectural Review Board, or Board of Trustees. Storage of these containers in front or beside the house or garage is not acceptable and is a violation. If property fencing extends on the side of the home, the containers may be stored behind the fence against the side of the house or garage, providing the side yard is not directly facing the front of a neighboring housing unit, road frontage, or otherwise negatively impacting a neighboring home from ground level. Trash, recycling and storage containers cannot be kept on an elevated deck.

Townhome

Storage of trash and recycling containers must be on one’s own property, in the garage (if one exists) or behind the rear plane of the home against the structure. Storage of these containers in front or beside the house, or outside of the property line fencing is not acceptable and is a violation. Trash, recycling and storage containers cannot be kept on an elevated deck.

Trash and recycling must be kept in hard sided containers with attached lids that securely closes and prevents against blowing, spillage, littering, etc. and cannot be placed out at curbside until after 6:00 pm the night before pickup. Recycling must be stored and placed curbside in a hard sided container with an attached lid that is securely closed and will prevent against blowing, spillage, littering, etc.

Recycling

The Loudoun County Department of General Services has produced a new residential recycling guide. The guide can be viewed here: http://online.anyflip.com/cqgx/wkar/#p=1.

Loudoun County’s recycling rate is increasing thanks to everyone pitching in. We recycled 117,000 tons in 2014, 63% of which was bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard. Please take the time to recycle!!

Recycling will be collected by Patriot Disposal at the curb each week on Thursday. The recycling method is “single-stream”; recyclable materials may be placed all together in one container. Recyclable materials include newspaper, mixed paper, flattened cardboard (no larger than 4’x4’), glass, aluminum and metal food and beverage containers, and plastic bottles, jugs and containers. Recycling may be secured in clear/translucent bags, as long as the contents are visible.  Click here for more details on Patriot’s recycling program.

Household Hazardous Waste

Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries, and propane tanks will not be accepted at any HHW collection events. They can be recycled year round at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility on 21101 Evergreen Mills Road.

HHW includes items such as fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, oil-based paints/stains/varnishes, paint thinners, metal polishes, rust removers, wood preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, pesticides/insecticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, old fuels (including gas/oil mixes), and many others. Latex or water-based paints are not a hazardous waste and can be dried or solidified and disposed of in your household garbage.

Yard Debris 

Yard debris is defined as grass clippings, leaves and brush/hedge trimmings that result from the regular maintenance of your yard. Yard debris does not include stumps, rocks, dirt, sod, gravel, mulch, whole trees, or clean-up from storm damage.  Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge.

The specifics regarding yard waste collection are as follows:

  • Brush must be cut into four-foot lengths, with limbs no larger than four inches in diameter, tied in small bundles or bagged.
  • Bundles of brush can be no larger than two feet in diameter.
  • Leaves, grass clippings, hedge trimmings and all other yard debris must be placed in a separate container clearly marked “yard waste” or in biodegradable paper bags, in accordance with County regulations.
  • Yard waste that is put out at the curb in plastic bags will not be picked up.

Special Item Pick-Up

Special items will be collected at the curb each week.  Special items include appliances, small furniture, small electronics, mattresses, and other large items.  Advanced notice is required for the collection of all special items.  Pricing for certain, specific items is listed below:

  • TVs:
    • Up to 29” – $50.00
    • 30”-39” – $60.00
    • 40”-49” – $80.00
    • 50”-59” – $100.00
  • Tires – $35.00 ea. (car)
  • Grills – $35.00 ea.
  • Hot water heaters – $35.00 ea.
  • Lawn mowers – $35.00 ea.
  • Computers – $35.00 ea.
  • Filing cabinets – $35.00 ea.
  • Basketball hoops – $35.00 ea. (broken-down into 3 pieces and base emptied)
  • Basketball hoops – $70.00 ea. (not broken-down)
  • Car batteries – $35.00 ea.
  • Used oil / cooking oil – $35.00 ea. container
  • Toilets – $35.00 ea.
  • Exercise machines – $35.00 ea.

Charges for the following items are based on quantity/weight (Patriot will send someone out to do an estimate):

  • Construction debris
  • Carpeting
  • Excess yard waste or yard waste not tied in bundles or bagged
  • Trees, mulch, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc.
  • Swing sets
  • Wood
  • Patio table/chairs
  • Kitchen cabinets

All fees can be paid over the phone with a credit card (VISA or MC) and must be paid prior to pickup.

Special items scheduled for pickup that are not out on the scheduled pickup day will be re-scheduled for pickup at the request of the homeowner for an additional $25.00 fee.

Inclement Weather 

Patriot will make every effort to provide services when the weather is inclement. Services will be suspended upon notification that a snow, ice, or other weather-related emergency exists. In the event of such an emergency, collection services will resume on the next regularly-scheduled service day, road conditions permitting.

Trash Toters and Recycling Bins 

There will be a replacement charge for each toter or bin that is lost, stolen or damaged by any means other than normal wear and tear. If you would like an additional toter, or bin they are available from Patriot Disposal for a nominal fee.

Limits of Responsibility 

Neither Patriot Disposal nor Ashburn Farm Association, will be responsible for trash can lids, plastic trash cans, or any items, large or small, left near the trash cans.  Patriot Disposal will not collect trash from a container that is packed too tightly. Containers weighing more than 50 pounds will not be emptied.

Per County Regulations, the following items will NOT be collected: liquids of any kind, asbestos, ammunition, fuel tanks, hazardous waste, infectious or medical waste, petroleum contaminated soil, radioactive waste, dead animals, manure, dangerous acids, caustics, explosives, or other dangerous material, or items too large or too heavy to be loaded safely into the collection vehicles.

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