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

Leaf & Yard Waste Collection

REMINDER NOTICE: Patriot's Monday-only yard waste collection shall resume on Monday, April 4, 2022. Please refrain from placing yard waste in plastic bags per Fairfax County code. Patriot is unable to collect any yard waste that is put out in plastic bags. Thank you for your cooperation!

UPDATE-March 2022:
In recent weeks, yard waste has been reported as being collected with regular trash instead of on the designated Monday pick up day. Following investigation, it was determined that
the issue stemmed from the county's closure of the yard waste operation due to labor shortages. Patriot attempted to continue picking up yard waste in Burke Centre on Mondays, however, they were having to finish up during the remainder of the week by collecting the rest with regular trash pick ups.

Patriot has reported that the county has resumed its normal operations. Therefore, Patriot has indicated that
as of  Monday, April 4, 2022, Monday yard waste collection will fully resume as a separate collection day in Burke Centre.

All residents are encouraged to report any problems to the Conservancy office. Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.


Also, Patriot asks that yard waste be placed in a paper bag since the compost facility cannot process plastic. Additionally, if you put out leaf/yard waste out in a plastic bag, it will be picked up the next scheduled service day with the trash. This measure will ensure that everything gets collected.

Please put leaves out as yard waste in either a bag or container; and note that leaf piles raked to the curb will not be picked up.

The collection schedule for all homes that are covered by the Conservancy's trash contract are as follows:



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.

[Posted March 8, 2021: Dear Burke Centre residents]:

Please be advised that Fairfax County has issued a Solid Waste Advisory to eliminate the use of plastic bags for yard waste collection in the County.

Effective immediately, Patriot Disposal will no longer collect yard waste that has been set out for collection in plastic bags. It is mandatory that all yard waste be set out for collection in paper bags, or in a separate container clearly marked “yard waste” on both sides.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Christmas Tree Collection: Christmas trees will be collected the first two weeks in January. All trees should be placed on the curb with all tinsel/decorations removed. Trees should not be placed in plastic bags.

Inclement Weather:
Safety in our community is a primary concern. Roads and/or areas which are deemed unsafe due to snow or ice will be suspended for collection. Trash and recycling collection service will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day, once road conditions permit.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conservancy Office at (703) 978-2928; email to [email protected].

Please visit the following web sites for information regarding glass recycling:

• Patriot Disposal - Recycling @
• Fairfax County - Glass Recycling @

If you have any questions, please contact the customer service department at 703-257-7100.

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 less than 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.


  • 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.


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)