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Trash & Recycling Guidelines

Trash & Recycling

Patriot Disposal is the Association’s Trash Collection service provider and is under contract until 2027 and includes twice-per-week trash collection and once-per-week recycling.

Phone: (703) 257-7100 and Fax: (703) 368-1469

Postal Address: PO Box 3219, Manassas, VA, 20108

Regular Trash Collection occurs Mondays & Thursdays from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Regular Recycling occurs Mondays only from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Yard Waste Collection, Mondays – March 1 to December 31 (Yard waste placed at the curb in January & February is disposed of as trash.)

Bulk &/or Special Pick-up – Items must be scheduled with Patriot Disposal (703) 257-7100.  Please send an email to Covenants@afhoa.net to notify the Association that your special pick-up has been scheduled and include the date of the pick-up.

 

Loudoun County Regulations prohibit the collection of the following:

Liquids of any kind, asbestos, ammunition, fuel tanks, hazardous waste, infectious or medical waste, petroleum-contaminated soils, radioactive waste, dead animals, manure, acids, caustics, explosives, or other dangerous items, or any items too large or too heavy to be safely loaded.

Liquids of any kind, asbestos, ammunition, fuel tanks, hazardous waste, infectious or medical waste, petroleum-contaminated soils, radioactive waste, dead animals, manure, acids, caustics, explosives, or other dangerous items, or any items too large or too heavy to be safely loaded.

Holiday Schedule

There will be no curbside collection of trash, recycling, or yard waste if the regular service day falls on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas day, or any other day that the landfill and recycling facilities are closed.  

Loudoun County Landfill Holiday Schedule

Inclement Weather

Patriot Disposal will make every effort to serve the community on regular collection days (Monday & Thursday) but will suspend service if snow, ice, or other weather conditions jeopardize safety. If the collection service is suspended, the collection will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day. The Association will announce suspension of service as quickly as possible, please sign up for email notifications.

Ashburn Farm Trash & Recycling Policy

·      Loudoun County & Ashburn Farm Association require rigid containers with lids for storage and collection of household trash and recycling; therefore, trash & recycling must be kept in hard-sided containers with attached lids.

 

·      Trash or recycling cannot be set at the curbside until after 6:00PM the night before collection but should be placed at the curb the night before pickup to ensure collection.

 

·      Trash must be secured tied trash bags that are tied securely and placed inside hard-sided trashcans, or trash toters.

 

·      Trash &/or recycling container(s) should be removed from the curb and stored properly at the earliest opportunity on the same day as trash & recycling pickup.

 

·      Recycling should not be in trash bags, clear or other, but must be stored and placed curbside in a hard-sided container with an attached lid that is securely closed that prevent blowing, spillage, littering, etc. Boxes must be broken down.

 

·      Loose trash bags, or grocery bags from stores such as Giant, Harris Teeter, etc. are not to be used as trash or recycling disposal bags.

 

·      All homeowners are responsible for picking up litter on his/her property and preventing wind-blown debris from originating on his/her property.

 

Together, the cooperative effort will help maintain an aesthetically pleasing community to the benefit of all property owners.

Storage of Trash and Recycling

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. Storage of these containers in front or beside the house or garage is not acceptable and is a violation. Fully obscured trash or recycling containers stored beside a single-family home, or end unit townhome, if fully obscured by evergreen or other year-round screening and are not readily visible from the street/driveway apron will be permitted. This storage option requires an application to be submitted to the Association and approved by the Architectural Review Board. If property fencing extends on the side of the home structure, the containers may be stored behind the fence against the side of the house or garage. Homes with pipestem driveways must place trash at the nearest street with a curb when setting trash or recycling out for collection.

Townhome

Storage of these containers in front or beside the house, or outside of the property line fencing is not acceptable and is a violation. Fully obscured trash or recycling containers stored beside a single-family home, or end unit townhome, if fully obscured by evergreen or other year-round screening and are not readily visible from the street/driveway apron will be permitted.  This storage option requires an application to be submitted to the Association and approved by the Architectural Review Board. Homes with pipestem driveways must place trash at the nearest street with a curb when setting trash or recycling out for collection.

Trash & Recycling Collection

Ashburn Farm Association is committed to keeping the community clean, using a high-quality, reliable trash collection service. 

Association trash collection service includes:

·      Twice weekly trash collection is on Mondays & Thursdays

·      The Association does not assess Townhome Owners for trash containers due to storage preferences, which is why refuse containers are not provided to townhomes.  Residents in the townhome neighborhoods must purchase their own container that complies with the Loudoun County Solid Waste Ordinance and the Association’s Trash Storage and Curbing Policies. 

Recycling & Recycling Collection

Recycling is especially important to the health of our environment. On January 1, 2018, the largest recycling market reduced the acceptable amount of contamination to 0.5%. These new limitations have hindered recycling in the United States. Contaminants include plastic bags, food waste, loose shredded paper, non-recyclable plastics, and more. The US currently exports one-third of its recycled materials—how are trash haulers and localities handling the excess waste? Unfortunately, much of this waste ends up in local landfills or in large containers in shipping yards around the country.

What can I do?

 The best practice to ensure as much as possible is recycled is to ensure the correct recycling of materials and ensuring all recyclables are clean when placed in your recycling container.

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