Haulin’ Trash is ceasing operations

Important: we received an unexpected email last night that Haulin’ Trash is filing chapter 7 bankruptcy and is ceasing operations immediately.

What does this mean for the Cluster?

  • Please pull up your trash cans from the curb, as trash will not be picked up today
  • We are contacting other trash service providers to seek quotes and service as quick as possible
  • We are discussing interim trash pickup options to ensure that trash does not pile up

We will communicate as soon as we have any further information. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the situation.

If you have any experience in the trash industry, or know anyone that does, we would definitely appreciate your input.

Please contact us at bod@bwwca.org if you have any questions.

Leaf Pick Up Schedule – Autumn 2022

UPDATE (11/12/2022): due to expected weather, the next leaf pick up has been delayed until Wednesday, November 16 (weather permitting).

Weather permitting, Cardinal Landscaping will pick up leaves on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 31
  • Monday, November 14 Delayed until Wednesday, November 16 (weather permitting)
  • Monday, December 12

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 around to the front. For pickup by Cardinal, leaves must not be bagged as they are directly vacuumed into their work truck. Please do not rake any leaves from your property onto any Cluster areas, into the woods, or onto nearby Reston Association property.

Thank you for your cooperation!

BWWCA Board

Update: Scandia Asphalt Work

Hello Scandia neighbors,

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. While the Scandia parking lot was supposed to open early this morning, the asphalt vendor came by and put the tape back up, as the parking lot was still wet in places. Especially due to the amount of rain we received over the last week.

Please be aware so that you can avoid any wet areas. While the tape to the entrance has been removed, there are still some wet areas – especially in lower, shaded areas of the parking lot.

Please contact us at bod@bwwca.org if you have any questions.

Important: 2022 Asphalt Work

Cluster wide crack filling, over sealing, and parking space repainting

Phase 1 – Thursday 29th September
Farsta Court and Park Glen Court

Phase 2 – Thursday 6th October
Scandia Circle

This work will be done in two phases to minimize parking problems on North Shore Drive. The appropriate sections will be sealed in the morning and marked later in the afternoon. ALL cars parked on the Cluster must be removed by 7am and not returned until 7am the
following day (Friday).

Cars in driveways do not have to be removed but must not be driven over the Cluster during that same time period. If you know of neighbors who may be absent during that time period please encourage them to arrange for their vehicles to be taken out of the Cluster. We do not wish to have them towed out at the owner’s expense.

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 https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/county-collection-customers/yard-waste.

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!