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Trash Resolution

Effective March 1, 2017 yard waste material may NO LONGER BE PLACED IN PLASTIC BAGS. American Disposal Services will only accept yard waste material in compostable paper yard waste bags or personal containers clearly marked "YARD WASTE MATERIAL".

These paper yard waste bags can be found at local grocery stores, hardware stores and through on-line retailers. Please consider mulching your material whenever it is possible.

If you have any questions concerning this policy please feel free to contact American Disposal at 703-368-0500. Any other questions, may be directed to Cardinal Management Group, Inc.


To assure that the Shadowbrook community is maintained, safe and attractive, the Board of Directors (BOD) has an adopted policy relating to trash and recycling. All Shadowbrook residents are encouraged to review and understand the rules and regulations which are outlined in the ARC Policy Resolution.

Section C.3 of the ARC guidelines states the following as being prohibited practices by both owners and tenants alike:

The practice of placing trash containers, trash bags, and recycling bins at the curb prior to 5:00 p.m. on the evening before pickup; leaving trash containers and recycling bins at the curb after 7:00 p.m. on the evening of pickup.

NOTE: All trash placed on the curb for pickup must be secured in trash containers or heavy-duty bags which can be secured in such a manner as to prevent spill age, opening in foul weather, or animal access. Recyclables must be placed in the recycle bin provided by the trash contractor. Branches and twigs must be tied in small bundles. Leaves and grass clippings must be securely bagged.

Leaving exposed trash containers in the front yard. All trash cans and containers must be kept in the enclosed rear yard or within the residence, out of the view of passersby.

As common courtesy trash including grass clippings and tree/shrubbery cuttings, shall not be disposed of in the wooded areas behind the lots. Recycling should not be placed out on the curb on windy days without being secured to prevent it from being blown into the woods, common areas or your neighbors property.

If residents have large bulky items needing pickup they must call the trash contractor to obtain information as to what items can be removed by the contractor and when the item(s) will be removed.

Items placed out for normal pickup that are not removed by the trash company will be the residentís responsibility and will be handled in accordance with the above rules.

If found in non-compliance with these rules at a hearing before the BOD the owner may be assessed a monetary fee of $10 per day (up to 90 days) for a continuing violation or $50 for a one time offense.

For Special Pick Ups, use the form on the American Disposal Services Web Site.


Anyone that is interested in the landscaping of our community, please contact a Board Member at  We are looking for some energetic volunteers to help us beautify our community.


Parking in our community is reserved exclusively for owners and/or their tenants. Two (2) parking spaces are assigned to homes without garages. For homes with a garage the garage and adjoining driveway are the only parking spaced allotted to that dwelling. The Association has long ago adopted a reserved parking policy (see Parking Policy Resolution on the Rules, Regulations & Documents page). NO owner/resident/tenant may park in visitor guest spots. Other vehicles must be parked in other parking areas, i.e., on main roads. Guest spots are reserved for short term guests only.

Campers, trailers, boats and other large vehicles are not permitted on the property or on any Mt. Vernon District public road/street. All vehicles parked on the property must be properly licensed and in operable condition.


All local laws pertaining to pets must be observed. IT IS THE LAW! Owners/pet sitters must clean up after the pets and dispose of the waste properly.


All written leases of property within Shadowbrook Community Association shall contain a provision advising the tenant of his obligation to abide by the provisions of the governing documents and rules and regulations and certifying that the tenant has received a copy of such documents

All homeowners who lease to another a home within the Association must, within five (5) days of execution of the lease, file a copy of the lease with the Board of Directors at the following address: 'c/o Cardinal Management Group, Inc., 4330 Prince William Parkway, Suite 201, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 and any homeowner failing to provide a copy of an executed lease within five (5) days of the effective date of this Resolution, or the execution of a new lease, will be in violation of this Resolution.

In the event that property within Shadowbrook is, leased without use of a written lease, the owner of the property must provide to the Association at least five (5) days prior to the. tenant's occupation of the premises, of within five (5) days of the effective date of this Resolution, a written statement signed by the owner and the tenant certifying that the tenant has received a copy of the governing 'documents and rules and regulations' and that the tenant understands that he/she must abide by the provisions of such documents.

Any homeowner failing to comply with this Resolution may be subjected to a charge for each day in which the violation persists and any other penalties or remedies as are available t the Association.

The owner shall be held responsible for any charges or penalties incurred by or Imposed as a result of the action or inaction of his tenant and all such charges may become a lien against the property of the owner if unpaid.

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