Solid Waste Hauler Permitting and Reporting

Information on how to apply for a solid waste hauler permit, hauler fees, and solid waste permitted hauler annual tonnage reporting requirements.

Page updated on Jan 16, 2019 at 9:44 AM

General Information

The City of Alexandria requires all solid waste and recycling haulers to obtain permits for all vehicles and containers used in the collection of waste materials including municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition debris (C&D), yard trimmings/waste, bulk waste and recyclables generated within the City limits (City Municipal Code 5-1-51).   

UPDATE:  Haulers of trash, recyclables, yard waste, tree trimmings, paper, cardboard, food fats and oils are required to fill out Alexandria's 2018 Annual Recycling & Refuse Report.  Click here to fill out and submit the form on-line.  (This form is only accessible using Microsoft Explorer. Internet browsers like Chrome and Firefox will not work.) 

Permits are issued once a year on July 1, and are valid for a period of one year (July 1 to June 30).  Any permits issued after July 1 are valid only for the remainder of the current fiscal year (June 30). 


How to Apply for a Solid Waste Hauler Permit or Container(s) Permit

Applications may be downloaded online and submitted via mail, or in person at the following address:

Department of Transportation and Environmental Services
301 King Street
Suite 4130
Alexandria, VA 22314

Telephone: (703) 746-4035


Solid Waste Hauler Fees and Payments

Solid Waste Hauler Fees for Vehicles 

    Mechanized and Non-mechanized vehicles:     $300
    Pickup Trucks:                                                $150

Solid Waste Hauler Fees for Containers 

    Containers less than 10 cubic yards:                          $3
    Containers greater than or equal to 10 cubic yards:     $5

Solid Waste Hauler Fee Payments 

Payments may be made by check or credit card.  Please make all checks payable to the City of Alexandria or call (703) 746-4035 to pay by credit card. 



Solid Waste Hauler Annual Tonnage Reporting Requirements

All permitted solid waste haulers are required to submit an annual tonnage report to the City (City of Alexandria Municipal Code 5-1-50).  Notification of the requirement to submit the Annual Solid Waste /Recycling Tonnage Report  is sent on or around January 1.  The Report  collects information on:

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW / Trash)
  • Recycling
  • Reuse of MSW and/or Construction and Demolition debris
  • Disposal locations for the previous year (January 1 to December 31)

For your convenience, the form for this Annual Tonnage Report is now available online as a PDF file that may be completed and submitted electronically or printed out for submission via fax or mail.  All reports must be submitted by the due date specified in the notification.

For more information, please contact the Resource Recovery Division at (703) 746-4410 or send an email



Solid Waste Hauler Permitting Application and Related Documents

Please review the following documents for more information about the solid waste hauler permitting process.