**The following guidelines are issued for the health and safety of all residents. Guidelines are reviewed and may be subject to change**
We offer a warm welcome to new residents of Lafayette Park -- both homeowners and tenants. Please read below for more information on the following:
If you are looking for board bylaws, studies, documents or applications, please visit the Resident Resources Page.
Our trash and recycling company is American Disposal Services.
Put your trash no earlier than 7pm on Sundays and Wednesdays. If you miss the pickup, take your trash back in until the next trash day.
There is no trash pickup on these holidays should they fall on a Monday or Thursday:
Holiday pickup schedules will vary and will be updated on our site accordingly with American Disposal Services’ guidelines.
Recycling: Recyclable materials include newspapers, magazines, catalogs, books, mixed paper, cereal boxes and similar, flattened cardboard no larger than 4’ x 4’, glass, aluminum and metal food and beverage containers, and plastic bottles, jugs and containers. The recycling method is “single-stream” which allows for the co-mingling of all recyclable materials in the recycling container. For detailed information, click here to view the American Disposal Services’ Recycling Guide.
Yard Debris: Fairfax County’s recent new rules for yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, brush) collection, specifically about the use of plastic bags, has been postponed indefinitely. However, the Board would like to still urge residents to use biodegradable paper bags and/or use personal containers marked “Yard Debris.” For detailed information on what is considered as yard debris, click here to view the American Disposal Services’ Yard Waste Guide.
Bulk Items: Do you need to dispose of bulk items such as furniture, mattresses or drywall? Bulk pickup occurs on Thursdays, however they will only be collected if a special bulk pickup request is scheduled by the homeowner ahead of time. Call American Disposal at 703.368.0500 to schedule your pickup. Do not place bulk items outside unless it’s after 7pm of the night before pickup and American Disposal has confirmed your pickup request. Homeowners in violation of these rules will be subject to fines by the HOA. Click here to view American Disposal Services’ Bulk Pickup Guide on acceptable and unacceptable items for pickup.
County Regulations: The following items will not be collected: liquids of any kind, asbestos, ammunition, fuel tanks, hazardous, radioactive, infectious or medical waste, petroleum contaminated soil, dead animals, manure, dangerous acids, caustics, explosives, or other dangerous material or items too large or too heavy to be loaded safely into the collection vehicles. For proper disposal of these items, call the Fairfax County Office of Solid Waste at 703.631.1179, or go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/trash/disphhw.htm
Each home is provided two (2) parking permits and two (2) spaces - one of which is a specified reserve spot with your designated townhome lot number. Parking passes must be displayed at all times on rearview mirrors whether your vehicle is parked in a marked or unmarked spot. If your vehicle is towed, please contact Fairfax County Non-emergency at 703.691.2131 and Dominion Towing and at 703.339.2400 and/or for more information.
Approval for Architectural Changes
Any exterior modifications to your home must be approved by the Board. Please submit a Request For Improvements Form to the Architectural Review Committee. Reference your Community Handbook & Architectural Guidelines located under the Resident References page for more information.
For questions regarding electricity for your home, please contact Dominion Energy at 866.366.4357
Water Shut Off
Water should not be shut off to any homes besides your own without notifying the Board and receiving approval in advance. Proper notification is needed to advise those affected by full row shut-offs. For questions and pre-approvals regarding water, please contact Fairfax Water at 703.698.5800.
Grounds & Landscaping
Please check with the board before making any changes to trees, shrubs, lawn, landscaping, etc. Landscaping (with the exception of the enclosed rear yards) changes are considered exterior modifications and require a Request For Improvements form submission. For trees that are not on common grounds, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain and clean up any yard debris and fallen tree limbs. For the full guidelines on landscaping, please refer to page 23 in the Community Handbook.
Lafayette Park is a pet-friendly neighborhood. Make sure your dogs are leashed and vaccinated per Fairfax County regulations. Be considerate of your neighbors, and remember to pick up and dispose of your pet’s waste. It’s the law and punishable by county fines and the HOA.
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