Detailed Information About Trash Services

Bentana Woods West Residents,

We are announcing our new waste management contract with Patriot Disposal.

Service will start on Friday, December 9, 2022.

Patriot Disposal Pickup Days

  • Trash: Tuesday & Friday
  • Recycling: Wednesday
  • Yard Waste: Saturday (March thru December)
  • Christmas Trees: Saturdays, for the first 2 weeks of January


The Board would like to provide some insight for our residents about the history and state of our current situation regarding trash collection. When our contract with Republic was approaching an end earlier this year, the Board sought quotes from competitors due to cost increases and lack of communication by Republic when we reached out to report service issues. In particular, the Board was concerned with the series of cost increases beginning in 2021, some of which the Board wasn’t entirely convinced was covered by the language in the contract

As we reached out for quotes from several companies, Haulin’ Trash provided a good contract price, with clear instances written into the contract for price increases, and had several years’ worth of high reviews from other communities in the area. Board members also spoke with several references Haulin’ Trash provided. For these reasons, we engaged Haulin’ Trash for our trash service.

Between the time that the Board signed a contract with Haulin’ Trash and December 1st, American Disposal Services (ADS) significantly cut back their service to their clients and increased their rates. Due to how waste management is handled in the county, this change by ADS was felt throughout the region. As residents switched service providers, Haulin’ Trash saw an increase in customers and recently had multiple vehicles go out of service due to unexpected and catastrophic mechanical failures. Our property management company has also noted that the current waste management situation is by far the worst they have ever seen in Fairfax County.

With Haulin’ Trash going out of business, the Board held an emergency board meeting to coordinate our plan of action. We reached out for new quotes from waste management companies and received quotes from Republic and Patriot. Generally, we saw higher rates and lower levels of service. We held a second emergency board meeting to review the proposed contracts. The Board used the feedback that we received to make our decision to use Patriot Disposal. Patriot’s ability to provide trash pick up two times a week was a driving factor in our decision.

Patriot will supply bins for those who need a new trash bin. However, you are free to use your own or continue to use the Haulin’ Trash bin. The supplied trash bin is a 64-gallon wheeled cart. The supplied recycle bin is an 18-gallon tote bin (dimensions 26x16x15 LxWxH).

On Saturday, December 10, 2022, Patriot will drop off a supply of 18-gal bins for recycling that residents may pick up if needed. The dropoff location will be the grassy island on Scandia 1. Patriot will collect any unclaimed bins at a date to be determined. There is a backorder on 64-gal trash bins, but they will be delivered at a later date.

We thank you for being patient with this situation and appreciate your understanding. 

The Bentana Woods West Cluster Association Board

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!

November 2020 Update

Trash Pickup:

There will be no trash pickup on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26th). Per Republic’s holiday schedule, they state that they will be picking up the trash the following day on Friday, November 27th.

Parking Policy:

Please remember to be courteous to your neighbors and follow the Bentana Woods West Parking Policy. As a reminder, the policy extends to your visitors and contractors. When having visitors or contractors at your house, please remind them to either park in your parking spots, a visitor spot, or along North Shore Drive.

Bentana Woods West Parking Policy Documents:

Winterize Your Hose Bibs:

Please do not forget to winterize your hose bibs to protect yourself from frozen pipes.

Yard Waste Collection Suspended

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Fairfax County Collections is suspending the requirement to collect yard waste. This means that our collection provider, Republic Services will not be collecting yard waste on Wednesdays, until further notice.

The Purple Can Club (glass recycling) has also been suspended:

  1. Collection of glass dropped off at purple, glass-only containers is suspended. Containers will be removed from existing locations throughout Fairfax County.
  2. Residents can bring glass to containers at the I-66 transfer station and I-95 landfill complex, or glass can be placed in the trash.

You can find the official Fairfax County announcement here.

Stay safe and please reach out to the board if you have any questions.

2018 Holiday Trash Schedule

There will be NO TRASH SERVICE on the following day:

  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 22) – trash will be picked on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23.

There are no other interruptions to the normal trash, recycling, and yard waste services. As a reminder, those service are as follows:

🗑 Trash – Monday & Thursday
♻️ Recycling – Monday
🍂 Yard Waste – Wednesday

Christmas tree collection will take place on Wednesday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 16. Please be sure to remove all ornaments, lights, and tinsel!

Christmas Tree Pick-Up

Happy Holidays!  Done with your Christmas tree?

Curb-side tree pick-up will be on Wednesday, January 4 and Wednesday, January 11.

Please make sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, and lights, and set your tree out the night before the above dates.

If you miss these dates, please take your tree to the County transfer station.  Do not dispose your tree on cluster or RA property.

AAA Trash Holiday Schedule

  • THANKSGIVING DAY — Trash removal will not receive service on Thursday, November 27th.  Service will resume MONDAY, DECEMBER 1st.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY — Trash removal will not receive service on Thursday, December 25th.  Service will resume MONDAY, DECEMBER 29th.
  • NEW YEAR’S DAY — Trash removal will not receive service on Thursday, January 1st.  Service will resume MONDAY, JANUARY 5th.

For additional information, please refer to AAA Trash’s Holiday Service Schedule Notice, visit the AAA Trash website or call their customer service at 703.818.8222.

NO Trash Service for Feb 13th or 14th Due to Snowstorm

From: Rinker, Rachel
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:48 PM
Subject: Winter Storm Preparation
Importance: High

Good Afternoon —

As many of us are aware there are mixed predictions regarding snowfall accumulations in our area across the next several days. As of right now our area is slated to begin receiving snow/ sleet Wednesday evening with accumulations between 4-8” throughout the night. If we receive these snowfall amounts our crews will likely NOT be servicing on Thursday, February 13th. They also call for the snow to continue throughout the day Thursday with some predictions calling for over a foot of snow at end. Depending on how long and how much snow the DC area receives our crews may also NOT be servicing Friday, February 14th.

The main issue at this time is that our service is going to depend on how much snow we receive and when and how it hits our area. I will update everyone as soon as our crews can determine if it will be safe for service on Thursday and will continue to update into Friday. Please pay close attention to my emails and be on the lookout for continued updates.

As always, our #1 priority is Safety for all and we appreciate your patience during this weather event.

Rachel Rinker
HOA Account Specialist
AAA Recycling & Trash Removal
Republic Services
(571) 328-7552 (Office)
(703) 568-5079 (Mobile)
(571) 328-7640  (Fax)