Leaf Mulch

Leaf Mulch Available for Pickup

Leaf mulch will be available for self pickup beginning Friday, March 5, 2021. 

Those interested may stop by the Recycling Center between 7 a.m. and dusk, 7 days a week with their own containers, shovels, or pitchforks to haul away the mulch. The center is located at 217 Gordon Road, Falls Church, VA 22046.

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Leaf Mulch Processing
The City of Falls Church offers free double-ground leaf mulch to City residents, non-residents, and business owners.  Leaf mulch is also available in Fairfax County at the transfer station, and Arlington County.

The leaf mulch is the end-product of 5,000 cubic yards of leaves vacuumed from city streets in the autumn. Removing and recycling the leaves into mulch provides a far more cost-effective solution than hauling and disposing of them. This practice also benefits the environment; leaf mulch naturally:
  • Turns clay-rich soil into nutrient-rich soil, making it healthier for trees and plants
  • Releases water into the soil at a slow rate
  • Creates zero waste in the process