Clean Fairfax Council began as a litter control task force in 1978, established by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to implement an anti-litter campaign. In 1985, the organization became a private nonprofit.

Funding for the program comes from statewide taxes provided by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of 15 product categories. As a recipient of a non-competitive state grant, Clean Fairfax Council educates the citizens of Fairfax County, Virginia on litter prevention and control, supports the county recycling program, discourages graffiti, promotes sustainability and provides environmental education to residents, businesses and students.


Thousands of volunteers work together each year to make Fairfax County a cleaner place to live. This is accomplished by spring and fall cleanup programs. Public information is distributed through the Council office and much of this information is translated into several foreign languages. The Council produces the county’s annual Earth Day/Arbor Day event held in april. The Council is a founding member of the Virginia Council for Litter Prevention and Recycling.

Clean Fairfax Council has received awards from the Adopt-A-Highway program, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Hands of Healing, Keep America Beautiful, Keep VA Beautiful, Take Pride in America, Renew America, Operation Spruce Up, and the VA Dept. of Waste Management.

Clean Fairfax Council’s office is located on the 4th floor of Government Center:

Clean Fairfax Council
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 458
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-0059
Phone: 703-324-5471 • Fax: 703-324-3950 • cfc@cleanfairfax.org

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