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 2017 Annual Recycling & Refuse Report. Click here to fill out and submit the form on-line. See below for more details.
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
- Solid Waste Hauling and Container Fees and Payments
- Annual Solid Waste/Recycling Tonnage Reporting Requirements
- Online Solid Waste Hauler Permit Application and Related Documents
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
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 746-4035
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.
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)
- 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.
Please review the following documents for more information about the solid waste hauler permitting process.