Under Chapter 1084, solid waste disposal companies are divided into two groups: "Major" and "Minor." "Major Collectors"
operate four (4) or more collection vehicles and/or collect 2,000 tons of municipal solid waste per year. Major collectors are required to provide recycling services for their residential and non-residential customers. Major collectors must collect the following source-separated materials from their residential customers:
- Cardboard and paperboard
- Container glass
- Metal and aluminum cans
- Newspapers and magazines
- Plastic beverage and detergent containers
- Yard waste
operate 3 or fewer trucks and are not required to provide recycling services for their residential and non-residential customers. However, some minor collectors may choose to provide this service.
Under Chapter 1084
of the Loudoun County Solid Waste Collection and Transportation Ordinance, minor collectors are not required to provide recyclables collection services. However, some minor collectors may choose to provide this service.
Both major and minor permitted collectors are required under Chapter 1084 to display their business name and operable telephone number on both sides of the vehicle in letters and numbers not less than four inches in height. Decals must be displayed on the vehicle as in the photo above in which the Solid Waste Collection and Transportation decal is circled.
Solid Waste Collection & Transportation Permits
Businesses providing solid waste collection services, including recycling services, in Loudoun County are required to obtain a Solid Waste Collection and Transportation Permit (permit) from the Department of Planning and Zoning
annually in accordance with Loudoun County Ordinance Chapter 1084.