Outdoor Junk and Clutter  

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Neighborhood Services PSA:

"Some Things Your Neighbor Should Not Have to Look At!"
 

Most residents of the County know that there are just some things your neighbors shouldn't have to look at. Be a considerate neighbor and take the following actions to make your yard clutter free!
 
In order to comply with County Property Codes residents should take care to ensure that:
  • Tools and lawnmowers are put away in a garage or shed after use.
  • Construction materials are donated or recycled after projects. 
  • Bags of trash are in trash cans and are stored at the side or back of the house, or are screened by plants such as evergreens, or are placed behind a fence. 

Illegal Outdoor Storage Creates A Variety of Problems

One of the most frequent complaints in our neighborhoods is what the County Code terms "outside storage".  It provides shelter for rodents and insects that can affect our health and safety. It detracts from the appearance of the home as well as the entire neighborhood. It sends a negative message to people looking to buy homes in the neighborhood and can diminish the value of the violator's home and neighbors as well.  Poorly maintained properties invite criminals to target the neighborhood since it appears no one cares about their property. 
 
Solutions: 
  • Store in home, garage or shed, or behind plantings that can shield them from view (Remember that sheds or fences require zoning approval and must meet setbacks)
  • Sell or give away stuff you no longer need
  • Recycle what you can
  • Take unwanted material and trash to the County Landfill 
  • Participate in an organized community clean up or arrange for a clean up in your community.  Call (703) 792-7018 to find out about upcoming clean ups or to organize one for your neighborhood