Report a Litterer


Due to budget cuts and personnel costs , FCPD is no longer able to partner with Clean Fairfax on Report-a-Litter. While we, as a non-profit, are unable to track down litterers via their license plate, we will still try to report dumping, overflowing trash cans, environmental health code violations, blocked storm drains by routing reports to the appropriate agencies.

Until we have a form system in place, please send all information to with the exact address or the closest approximation (intersections) and any other info you have. 

Thanks for your help and your patience while we figure out a new way to support the good work you all do in keeping your neighborhoods clean, green and healthy.


Keep Fairfax County Clean, Green, and Healthy!

Virginia spends about 5 million tax dollars annually; and nationally, the cost is 2.5 billion tax dollars a year for litter cleanup. Debris in the roadway causes approximately 2,500 vehicular accidents a year. Every year, motorists drop over 16,000 pieces of litter on each mile of primary highway. Too much of that trash and litter is washed into stormdrains and creeks and streams, and pollutes important watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay.

Littering is Illegal

  • Section 33.1-346 of the Code of Virginia makes littering or dumping trash a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail* and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
  • Section 10.1-1143 of the Forestry Code makes it unlawful to throw “any lighted smoking material” from a vehicle. This is a Class 2 misdemeanor violation, punishable by up to 6 months in jail* and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

* With either the Class 1 or Class 2 offense, community service can take the place of jail time.


You may also report a litterer by:

  1. Calling the Report A Litterer Hotline at 703-324-3106
  2. Tweet the information to @CleanFairfax


Please note:

Fines, and other punitive action can only be taken if actions are witnessed and enforced by an authorized official.