Recycling Center

This self-serve facility provides a convenient place for residents and businesses to drop off commonly recycled items.

This outdoor center is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to dusk and is located near the intersection of Route 7 and Shreve Road at:
217 Gordon Road
Falls Church, VA 22046
Recycling Center
Items Eligible for Drop Off
  • Scrap Metal - Metal items must be small enough to self-load into the container. Do not include non-metallic items, air conditioners with refrigerant, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, or other hazardous material. Acceptable items include:
    • Siding
    • Bed frames
    • Fencing
    • Chairs
    • Shelves
    • Tire rims
    • Ladders
    • Pipe
    • Microwaves
    • Coat hangers
  • Mixed Containers - Rinse items and remove from bags. Acceptable items include:
    • Plastic bottles and jugs (No. 1-7)
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Metal food and beverage cans
    • Wide-mouth plastic containers such as yogurt tubs
  • Mixed Paper - Remove items from plastic bags. Acceptable items include:
    • Newspaper
    • Colored paper
    • Office paper
    • Junk mail
    • Paperboard (cereal boxes, cracker boxes etc.)
    • Paperback books (books in good condition may be donated to the Mary Riley Stiles Public Library for resale).
  • Cardboard - Acceptable items include flattened cardboard.
Items Available for Pick Up
  • Leaf Mulch - Beginning around March-April, self-load small quantities of leaf mulch while it lasts
  • No other items may be taken from the Recycling Center