World Police and Fire Games Start June 26

The World Police and Fire Games open on June 26, 2015. A number of events will be right in our back yard in Lake Audubon, including the Open Water Swim (June 28) and Triathlon (July 3).

Please make note of the dates as there will be many cars parked on and more traffic on Twin Branches during the events.

Yard Waste Pick Up

Yard waste will now be picked up on Wednesdays. As always, please make sure to bag or bundle your yard debris. Republic Services will not pick up large branches or unbundled yard waste.

REMINDER: Please do not dump leaves into the woods behind your homes. Either leave them for pick up by our landscaping service or bag them and take them to the curb for Wednesday's lawn waste recycling. Dumping leaves and other yard waste in the common areas including the woods creates a fire hazard, hinders the growth of a healthy forest, and is illegal.

Dumping and the Law

The following state laws and Reston Association bylaws pertain to illegal dumping of debris:

Virginia State Code – Illegal Dumping – 33.1-346 “…It shall be unlawful for any person to dump or otherwise dispose of trash, garbage, refuse and litter… or other unsightly matter on public property… or private property without the written consent of the owner…”

Reston Association bylaws- Deed Section V1.2 (b) Refuse and Debris. Storage or disposal of refuse or debris on the Common Area or in the lakes is prohibited.

Reston Association – Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 1 4. Dumping of any refuse including but not limited to grass clippings, leaves. Christmas trees, appliances, old sofas, crank case oil, etc. is prohibited.

For more information, see RA's yard debris brochure.

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Updating Your House's Exterior?

If the changes to your house require you to submit a Design Review Board (DRB) application with the Reston Association, be sure to obtain a Carriage Gate Cluster Association board member's signature. A cluster board officer is any one of the following: the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, or the Treasurer. Other Cluster board members are not eligible to sign the DRB applications. For more information, see the Rules and Regulations page under the second Addendum.

For more information on Reston Association cluster guidelines, check out RA's site.


Pet owners are required to follow Fairfax County leash laws and "pooper scooper" regulations on Cluster property.

For more information, see Pooper Scooper Law.

Want to stay in touch?

Stay in touch with your neighbors and get information about neighborhood events and news by joining in the cluster mailing list. And, if you've already joined the list in the past but have changed your e-mail address, be sure to update your information with the Carriage Gate webmaster.

To join or to request more information, contact the Carriage Gate webmaster via email.