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Board Adopts Supervisor Cook’s Motion to Investigate American Disposal Services

May 22, 2019 at 1:44 pm
At yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting the Board adopted a motion directing the County Attorney to investigate the actions of American Disposal Services under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.  American has failed to meet its contractual obligations to individuals and home owners associations around the county, resulting in hundreds of complaints for missed trash pick ups. The motion directs the county attorney to seek business records or other information to see whether American violated the law by contracting to provide services, often after under-bidding competitors, and then being unable to deliver what it promised. Under the unanimously passed motion, the county will request production of documents by June 14 and the county attorney will brief the Board at its June 25th meeting.
The county continues to monitor missed trash pick-ups by ADS and other carriers. If you continue to have missed trash pick-ups, please report them to trashmail@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5230.

CWCA Spring 2019 Newsletter

May 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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Update: Negotiations for Trash Services

January 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Canterbury Woods Residents;

The trash collection rates from both ADS and Republic have increased this year due to regulations that Fairfax County is placing on the companies with respect to disposal locations and fees to use those locations.  If you move into the neighborhood today and go to the website to request new service, you will be charged the following:

1.  Republic $36/month for the first year; $40 per month for the second year, a $60 delivery service for the containers, and a $25 deposit.
2.  ADS,  $34.95/month for once a week collection, additional charges may apply similar to Republic.

We worked with ADS to negotiate rates for the community at $25/month for weekly pickup and $27/month for twice a week pickup along with 3 Bulk items for pickup in May (Bulk items include household furniture such as mattresses, sofas and chairs).


As a reminder, the negotiated rates and bulk item pick up is available only for current due-paying members of CWCA.  If you are not a dues-paying member of CWCA there is a minimum charge of $100 for bulk item pick up. You will have to independently contact your trash removal company to arrange for pick up of bulk items.        


If you have not paid your dues, there is a link here on the website to pay dues.


Republic no longer will negotiate with Civic Associations, so there is no negotiated rate.


As many of you have pointed out, you may have a better rate due to being a customer for a long period of time.  The disposal services are aware of this and will slowly raise your rates to be consistent with the new customer rate over the next couple of years.  So, if you have a lower rate, then stay with your lower rate.  However, at some point, that good deal may end, and the community negotiated rate will be your best option.

Hope that this information helps everyone and please let us know if you have any other questions regarding trash collection.


CWCA Board

Negotiations for Community Rates are Underway for American Disposal and Republic Trash Services

January 16, 2019 at 11:52 am

CW Residents,

Canterbury Woods negotiates community rates with Republic and ADS and those rates are only good for one year.  We have to negotiate anew every single year.  Last year’s negotiated rates were $23/$25 per month for single/twice a week pickup and INCLUDED 3 WHITE Bulk Item pickup in May.  This in itself could cost you hundreds of dollars if you had a washer/dryer/microwave oven that needed to be picked up.  They are trying to raise the rates to $25/$27 for the same benefits.  As of right now, the CWCA Board HAS NOT accepted those rates, still trying to negotiate, but ADS is sticking to their rates.  

All that being said, there are several households in the neighborhood that have rates as low as $18 or lower per month for single pickup per week.  This does not include 3 items of BULK pickup in May.  Everyone in the neighborhood is free and able to negotiate their own rates, and you may be more successful to lower your rate on an individual basis.  

I am in contact with Lisa Stuart from ADS (community representative) and have made several phone calls and emails to Republic to get their community rate, but our community representative got promoted and is no longer with our community so they are assigning a new representative.

We also have a new CWCA member at large to take on this task for next year PRIOR to January to negotiate rates BEFORE the rates get raised.  Thank you to Carol Fagnini for volunteering to take this on and to help out our fellow neighbors.  

The negotiated rate is for CW members who have paid their dues, which we currently sit at about 65% of the houses who have paid the $30 for the year.  This is an all volunteer board, so please pay your dues!!

I will update when we have finalized rates, hoping within the next 2 days.  Thank you for your patience!


Dale Johnson