Trash Delay Due to Snow

We received communications from Republic Services around trash pickup delays due to the snow. Because of the inclement weather and poor road conditions, all services have been suspended for Tuesday 01/04.

The trash pickup this week may be altered and they are suggesting that residents leave their containers outside, by the roadside.

As a quick reminder, Republic will be doing a tree pickup on the first two Wednesdays of January (January 5th and January 12th). These dates may also be impacted by the delays, but trees can be left at the curbs.

2022 Christmas Tree Pickup

Republic Services will be performing a Christmas tree pickup on the first two Wednesdays of January (January 5th and January 12th).

Via Republic:
We provide a special collection for Christmas Trees up to 8 feet long during the first two weeks of January on your regularly scheduled yard waste day. Please remove all decorations & tinsel before placing at the curb. Trees not picked up by the second Wednesday in January will be collected with the trash the following week.

2021 Leaf Collection Dates

2021 Leaf Collection Dates:

  • Monday, November 1st
  • Monday, November 15th
  • Monday, December 13th

Please rake your leaves onto the sidewalk or to the edge of the road in front of your property.

Leaves from the rear of your property must be brought to the front of your property.

Leaves must not be bagged as they are directly vacuumed into the landscape contractor’s work truck.

Please do not rake any leaves from your property onto any Cluster areas, into the woods, or onto nearby Reston Association property.

*** If you miss the pickup dates and would like to have your leaves removed, please put them in lawn and refuse bags (click here for an example) and put them out for the usual Wednesday pickup. Branches must be cut to 4ft and bundled. Please do not use plastic bags, as they will not be picked up. ***

Lawn Mowing Services

Cardinal Landscaping, the Cluster’s Lawn Maintenance contractor, will mow your lawn this season for a fee of $155 per house. If you have not already signed up and want to take advantage of this offer please call Cardinal directly at 703-444-3311.

Do not forget that Republic Services has a yard waste pickup every Wednesday until December. You may put out organic yard waste in brown paper bags. Branches and twigs should have a maximum length of 4ft and be either bundled and tied or placed in a trash bin. Be warned that Republic Services usually pick up very early in the morning.

Yard Waste Pickup Service Update

Two quick reminders regarding the Cluster Yard Waste Pickup:

  1. Yard Waste Pickup has resumed on Wednesdays (March 1 – December 24)
  2. Plastic Bags are no longer permitted, per Fairfax County – yard waste must be placed in reusable containers or paper yard waste bags

Via Republic Services:

Due to Fairfax County’s regulatory change regarding yard waste in plastic bags, effective April 1, 2021, Republic Services will no longer service any yard waste contained in a plastic bag. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Effective April 19, 2021 (see: Solid Waste Advisory 21 – 001 Eliminating Plastic Bags from Yard Waste Collection), yard waste in plastic bags delivered to Fairfax County’s transfer station or landfill will be subject to a $100/ton penalty.

Questions regarding this change can be made to Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management Program at 703-324-5230 or their website

Feb 18 Trash pick-up delayed until Feb 20

Due to the weather conditions, Republic Services has closed their offices/services today. Our trash pickup service has been moved to Saturday, Feb 20.

Via Republic Services:

This is a message from Republic Services, your recycling and trash service provider. Please be advised due to inclement weather we are not operating on Thursday, February 18. All Thursday routes will be running Saturday, February 20. We appreciate your understanding and are working to service all areas as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you and please stay safe!

Christmas Tree Removal – 2021

Christmas Trees will be removed separately from other debris, during the first two weeks of January 2021, on the normally scheduled yard waste day:

– Wednesday, January 6th
– Wednesday, January 13th

All ornaments and decorations must be removed from the trees, prior to being placed at the curb for removal.

Bentana Woods West Concrete Work 2020

The Cluster is having Dominion Paving perform concrete repairs on Friday, November 13th. If you have concrete work that needs to be performed on your property and you would like to take advantage of when Dominion Paving is in the neighborhood performing our Cluster repairs, please see the info below:

To receive a quote from Dominion Paving, please send an email describing the work to with “BWWCA Private Work” and your address in the email subject. The email should be sent to arrive by close of business the 6th of November to receive a quote. If you wish to accept the quote, place a check payable to “Dominion Paving” on your front door the day of service (November 13th). If a check is not placed on the door that day, no work will be performed.

Please let the Board know if you have any questions.

11/1/2020: This post has been updated to correct the email address of the Dominion Paving contact.