What are the rules about Large Commercial Dumpsters and Storage Units?
The Fairfax County Police Department has established a special telephone hotline to handle an increasing number of citizen complaints about large commercial dumpsters and self-contained storage units, commonly known as PODS, on the streets in their neighborhoods. The hotline number, 703-280-0583, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Citizens of Fairfax County can alert police to a potential problem with the location of a commercial dumpster or self-contained storage unit on the street. This hotline should not be used to report issues involving self-contained storage units on private property (i.e. in a neighbor’s driveway). An investigator from the police department will respond to the reported location to assess the situation. If the investigator determines that the container is in a location that creates a traffic hazard, it will be removed from the location immediately. The container will be purged of its contents and stored by the Fairfax County Police Department. If the
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