Trash Rules and Procedures
Please find out trash/recycling company's phone number on the FAQ section of this website.
Reminder Improper disposal of trash is a Prince William County health violation and it’s a violation of the TOTA covenants. Please help us correct this problem and keep our community looking clean. If you see a neighbor violating this policy by leaving trash or any household / automobile items in the common areas of the community, please let the Board know by emailing TotaBoard@Totanews.net or by calling our property manager MJF & Associates at (703) 369-6535.
All trash must be in a covered container and placed at the curb, on the sidewalk, or if your sidewalk isn't by the curb please place the trash container in your parking space. Not the common grounds!
All yard waste must be bagged, in the special “yard waste” paper bags per County ordinance and placed at the curb.
Household items such as furniture, tables, dressers, sofas, and large appliances must be called in for pick-up. They are closed on the weekends.
No ‘remodeling’ nor ‘construction’ debris, such as wall board, lumber from decks, doors, storm doors, nor roofing shingles will be taken. Carpet, padding, tile, sinks, tubs, doors, cabinets, etc. are considered remodeling debris. [see suggestion following this article.]
A 35 pound weight restriction on all bags and cans. Note: They use their own discretion to determine weight.
There is no pick-up of rocks, sod, dirt, bricks, cinder blocks, iron or paint. Nor will they pick up 'building materials', such as plaster board, doors, windows & the like.
Fireplace and charcoal grill ashes are the responsibility of the homeowner. Make sure they are safe to carry.
Pick up will begin at 6:30am on your pick up day. Collection should be finalized by 3pm.
If a holiday falls on your pick up day, there will be NO PICK UP. Note: Pick up will be made on your next scheduled pick up day. HOLIDAYS ARE: The 4th of July; Thanksgiving day; Christmas day; and New Year’s day.
The recycle bin provided to each home is the Homeowners responsibility if lost, destroyed, or stolen. [Note: Replacement bins will cost the homeowner]
UPDATE: As of March 1, 2023, yard waste pickup will now happen every Wednesday. Collectibles must be in paper bags or placed loosely inside trash cans labeled "yard waste". NO BAGS (other than paper) WILL BE COLLECTED nor will any trash be collected on Yard waste pickup day.
PLEASE NOTE--ANY TRASH LEFT OUT, THAT IS OUTSIDE THE ALLOWABLE, WILL REQUIRE A "SPECIAL PICK-UP" WHICH WILL BE BILLED TO THE HOMEOWNER. IF IT IS UNKNOWN AS TO WHO PUT OUT THE TRASH, THOUSAND OAKS TOWNHOUSE ASSOCIATION WILL HAVE TO FOOT THE BILL, WHICH WILL RESULT IN HIGHER HOA FEES. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND. IF YOU SEE ANY BUILDING MATERIALS BEING PUT OUT, PLEASE REPORT THIS TO TOTABOARD@TOTANEWS.NET OR MJF ASSOC. AT 703-369-6535
Prince William County (PWC) ordinances require "Household garbage to be bagged and contained in trash cans with secure lids to prevent litter problems." This is NOT a Thousand Oaks Townhouse Association rule; it’s a PWC Health Department policy that we are enforcing: Property code ordinance: Chapter 22 section III
Residents can put their trash containers in their parking spaces or on the sidewalk in front of their homes, but not before 6 pm on Sundays and Wednesdays. [This rule is enforceable by a $50 penalty to any offender]. If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact MJF Associates at (703) 369-6535).
No trash is to be placed on the common areas. If you use the sidewalk, please make sure your trash does not obstruct other residents' use of the sidewalk. If you use your parking space, make sure the container is clearly visible and not hidden by your vehicle.
All trash cans and recycle bins must be stored in your backyard area, inside the fence of your property.
Suggestion for “Construction and Remodeling” refuse.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs your donations…of almost any items you take out of your home. Especially needed are:
Cabinets (kitchen or other)
Working appliances (5 years or less)
Any building or remodeling material that's in good shape can be recycled through the ReStore, including un-upholstered furniture, saving you dumping costs and providing a tax deduction as well. Equally important, your donations will go back into the community to help people who are upgrading their homes. The ReStore provides donation pickup services when scheduled in advance.
Please contact their office for more information.
HFH Prince William County ReStore
10159 Hastings Drive
Manassas, VA 20110