Solid Waste Hauler Permitting and Reporting
- Annual Solid Waste Hauler Permit for Fiscal Year 2024
All solid waste haulers and recycling companies operating in the City of Alexandria are required to renew or apply for a solid waste hauler permit by June 30th. Notification reminders for these permits will be mailed out the first week of May to all registered haulers as well as any public haulers currently operating in the DMV region. For your convenience, all permits are now submitted online via the City’s secure APEX web portal. Payments for permits may also be made online by credit card (Master Card or Visa). A link to the APEX web portal may be found below along with a copy of the notification letter and relevant documents. Please contact (703) 746-4135 if you require assistance with your application.
Please note that all vehicles applying for a solid waste hauler permit must be inspected by the City before their permit can be finalized.
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 in January of the following year. For example, the notification letter sent in January 2023 is for tonnage collected in the calendar year of 2022 (January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022). All reports must be submitted by March 15, 2023.
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. The form also allows supporting documents to be submitted as an attachment (The yellow "ADD ATTACHMENT" button is to the left of the red "SUBMIT" button on page 3 of the form).
Click here for a zip code map of the City.
Solid Waste Hauler Permit - 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, 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).
How to Apply for a Solid Waste Hauler Permit or Container(s) Permit
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 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.