Northern Virginia

Fairfax County Opens Two New Food Composting Drop Off Locations

Fairfax County food waste composting drop off locations

Fairfax County has been promoting backyard composting for several years and now they are ready to tackle food waste.

The residents of Fairfax County have two new locations where they can drop off food waste to be composted and recycled. There will be a number of green bins for food waste.

Image via Fairfax County Public Works and Environmental Services

Site 1 – I-95 Landfill Complex

  • 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton, VA 22079
  • 7 AM to 4 PM, 7 days a week

Site 2 – I-66 Transfer Station

  • 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • 7 AM to 4 PM, 7 days a week

What You Can Compost

  • Nuts
  • Breads, cereals, rice and pasta
  • Meat, seafood bones
  • Cheese and dairy
  • Salad
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Tea bags and loose tea
  • Egg shells
  • Fruit
  • Compostable bags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Compostable kitchenware
  • Uncoated paper plates
  • Uncoated paper bags
  • Paper towels and napkins

Please do not drop off..

  • Plastic bags or wrappers
  • Foil
  • Plastic coated cardboard
  • Oil or grease
  • Styrofoam

For more information, please visit Fairfax County’s “Food Scraps Composting Drop Off” page

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