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, fats, oils & grease (FOG), food waste, bulk waste and recyclables generated within the City limits
(City Municipal Code 5-1-51).
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).
Please review the following documents for more information about the solid waste hauler permitting process.
- Hauler Notification Letter
- Hauler Permitting Fact Sheet
- Hauler Standards of Care
- Right of Way Permit Application
- Solid Waste/Recycling Hauler Permit Application
Solid Waste Hauler Fees for Vehicles
Mechanized and Non-mechanized vehicles: $300
Pickup Trucks: $150
Solid Waste Hauler Fees for Containers
Containers between 3 cubic yards and 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.
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 in January of the following year. For example, the notification letter sent in January 2021 is for tonnage collected in the calendar year of 2020 (January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020). All reports must be submitted by March 15, 2020.
The Report collects information on:
- Municipal Solid Waste (MSW / Trash)
- Reuse of Materials
- Construction & Demolition debris
- Disposal Locations
Click here to download the Waste & Recycling Report Form which can be completed and submitted electronically.
Click here for a zip code map of the City.Please note if you are viewing the form on a web browser, only Internet Explorer is compatible to submit the form online. It is recommended to download the file and use a .pdf viewer such as Adobe to fill in the data and submit the form electronically. The form also allows supporting documents to be submitted as an attachment (The "Attach File" button is to the left of the "SUBMIT" button on page 3 of the form). A confirmation notification should appear when the form has been successfully submitted.