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April 6, 2021

Bulk-item disposal coming back to convenience sites

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It will cost the county an estimated $230,000 to restore bulk item collection at the Catlett, Markham, Marshall, Morrisville and New Baltimore sites — staring Monday, April 12.
Many of my constituents reached out, asking that they be replaced. Those living in the Sumerduck and Goldvein areas have quite a hike to the landfill. Hopefully, bulk refuse won’t continue to be dumped on our back roads.
— Supervisor Chris Butler
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Staff Journalist
Beginning Monday, April 12, Fauquier County will resume accepting bulk trash items at its remote residential collection sites.

Four of the five sites take county household waste and recyclables; Remington accepts only recyclables.

To cut costs, the county board of supervisors last year eliminated bulk disposal at the remote locations, requiring residents to cart large items to the county landfill just south of Warrenton.

But during its fiscal 2022 budget deliberations in March, the board agreed to restore the service.

Supervisor Chris Butler (Lee District) made the return of bulk-item dumpsters to collection sites a budget priority.

“Many of my constituents reached out, asking that they be re-placed,” Mr. Butler wrote in a text Monday. “Those living in the Sumerduck and Goldvein areas have quite a hike to the landfill. Hopefully, bulk refuse won’t continue to be dumped on our back roads.”

With a population of about 71,000, Fauquier measures 651 square miles.

From last July through March 1, court-ordered community service workers collected approximately nine tons of roadside trash and recyclables along county roads.

It will cost about $230,000 per year for Waste Management to haul trash from the convenience sites to the Corral Farm Transfer Station, according to County Administrator Paul S. McCulla.

But, the “final” cost “will be based upon the number of trips the contractor will make over the fiscal year,” Mr. McCulla wrote in an email.

Bulk waste containers may be used only for homeowner-generated debris, including furniture and other large items.

Items not accepted at the collection sites include:

• Household hazardous waste.

• Fluorescent light bulbs.

• Car batteries.

• Yard waste.

• “Inert” materials such as block, soil, concrete, sand and electronics.

Items that require a disposal fee and cannot be brought to the remote sites include tires, mattresses, box springs, vegetative waste, any appliance with “Freon” and electronics.

The remote collection sites also accept no commercial or business waste.

All commercial companies must purchase disposal permits and pay for disposal of waste at the Corral Farm Transfer Station at the county landfill just south of Warrenton.

Periodic monitoring of collection sites will help ensure that only county citizens use them for residential waste disposal.

Trailers, equipment, and box trucks are not allowed at the remote collection sites. They must use the Corral Farm site.

For more information, call (540) 422-8840 or click here.

Contact Don Del Rosso at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 540-270-0300.

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