Trash service is contracted with Republic Waste Disposal. Republic may be reached at 703-818-8222. Contact Republic regarding services and to obtain a recycling bin. The pick up schedule is listed here.
Place garbage in properly secured plastic bags or trash cans. Use of trash cans is encouraged to prevent animal destruction. Bags or cans must be placed in front of your own property at the end of your walkway or at the sidewalk in front of the house. When cans and recycling bins are emptied, please return them to your house as soon as possible.
Collection is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. If the July 4th holiday happens to fall on a scheduled day, there will be no service that day, with service resuming on the next regularly scheduled pick up day. Please put your trash, recycling, and yard waste out after 6 PM the night before pickup or before 7 AM the day of pickup. Monday: Regular items and recycling Wednesday: Yard Waste/Organic Matter Thursday: Regular and Bulk Waste Items
Bulk items will be picked up on Thursdays, but you must call them to arrange for pick up in advance. Please be aware that many items will incur an $85 pick up charge. For details we suggest you contact Republic. Bulk Waste Items: Please see attached list below for the full set of items that will incur a charge: Recycling Collection is each Monday for newspapers, non-corrugated card-board, aluminum cans, glass, and all plastic bottles and containers with necks. Recycled material must be emptied and rinsed. County law requires that you separate this from the rest of your garbage. The trash company has provided each house one plastic recycling bin. These supplied bins are the property of trash company and should remain with the property when selling your house. Lost or missing bins can be replaced by calling a member of the Board of Directors. If the trash company charges for a new bin, the homeowner will be responsible for the cost.
Yard Waste Bushes and tree limbs must be cut in 4-foot lengths and bound. Holiday trees do not need to be cut up and pick up is in early January. Yard waste should be disposed of in a brown paper bag. You may also use a clear plastic bag. Never use a black plastic bag because it may be treated as trash.
Special Pickup In order to arrange for pick up you must call the company to arrange for a special pickup of these items. They will give you the date for pickup at that time. Please put your items out the evening before the pickup date. Please see the list below for bulk items.
Residents are encouraged to pick-up and dispose of debris in the vicinity of their homes.
Plowing will occur when there is 2 or more inches of snow or ice. Please remember that residents are responsible for shoveling the sidewalk in front of their home as soon as possible after the snowfall. It is appreciated if residents can also partake in shoveling common property areas, such as creating pathways from the street to fire hydrants, and for assisting elderly homeowners who are not able to do their own shoveling. Please note that using de-icing salts such as calcium or sodium chloride, ammonium sulfate or ammonium nitrate may cause chemical damage, resulting in scaling or spalling of concrete surfaces such as the sidewalks. Instead, please consider using sand to gain traction during snowy weather.
We are grandfathered in with Virginia Power on the cost of electricity (very cheap) as long as we do not change the design of the poles. The actual metal of the poles and the pedestals they sit on were installed in the last few years. The light bulbs are cheap and they are the only design approved by Reston at this time. Please contact Max Evangelisti or Cynthia Mosteller at 571-926-8767 if you notice light bulbs need to be replaced.
Under the Virginia Property Owners’ Association and the Common Interest Communities Acts, FECA supplies homeowner information packets on request for a fee of $100, payable to FECA. The packets include governing documents, financial statements, and covenant information. The seller typically requests this packet. If the packet is not given to the seller the seller must authorize its distribution in writing. The disclosure packet is available from the Cluster Treasurer as a bound hard copy or on a CD.
Please help our cluster by volunteering your time! There are any number of volunteer activities available for you to choose from. Get to know your neighbors, roll up your sleeves and make a difference! There are all sorts of volunteer activities. If you like being outside, we have outside volunteer activities; if you would like to work on a committee, we would love to have you do that as well. Is writing your thing? Then you could work on the cluster quarterly newsletter! Like to make new friends? Then join the welcoming committee! Please email the Board for more information.