Schedule Changes & Information

Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Delays

The City of Manassas’s trash and recycling contractor is dealing with a number of issues that are causing problems with the collection of residential trash, recycling and yard waste.  Some challenges that the contractor is facing are driver job shortages and supply chain issues which is affecting maintenance of trash/recycling trucks, as well as arrival dates for new trucks.  This problem is not just happening here in the City of Manassas, the same challenges exist throughout the Northern Virginia area as well as statewide and nationally.

Collection crews service approximately 10,500 residential stops in the City of Manassas - With an average of three carts per household that equates to over 31,500 carts set out weekly, in addition to the bulk items set out for pickup and the paper yard bags.

Over the past few weeks we have seen a rising number of collection routes not being completed until the next day.  As the summer progresses, the delayed collections are going to continue due to the hot weather days, storms and equipment failures.

How you can help:

  • If you did not receive your regular weekly service, report it online here!
  • If carts are not emptied in your area, your route has probably been delayed.  Please leave your carts at the curb so the collection crew can empty them the next day.  Trash and recycling crews start to catch up the following morning.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!

As of February 2021
Please be advised that there has been a dramatic increase in cases of COVID-19 among trash and recycling crews. We are working with our contractor to make sure that collections continue throughout the City as cases of COVID-19 rise in our area.

  • YARD WASTE – Do not set out loose branches and large amounts of yard waste at one time. Please limit yard waste to smaller bundles and 5 bags per week.
  • TIMING – Smaller crews working means that collections may begin earlier and run later. Please set your trash and recycling out the night before your scheduled collection day.
  • LARGE ITEMS/BULK WASTE – Please call (703) 257-8252 to schedule all items that do not fit into your trash and recycling containers. Unscheduled items will not be collected.
We thank you for your patience during this time.

COVID-19 restrictions are in place at this facility.  All individuals visiting the facility must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while in the facility. When disposing of material, a hard hat, hi-visibility vest, safety boots, and safety glasses must be worn. There is no exception to this requirement. The Manassas Transfer Station is owned and operated by Waste Management.  The facility is primarily used for and by commercial vehicles daily for trash disposal. City of Manassas residents normally have permission to bring their trash to the facility during normal working hours. Please remember that this is a courtesy extended by Waste Management to City residents and their rules and restrictions must be adhered to when entering the facility.

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