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Date:
May 6, 2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Recycling Center
Address:
217 Gordon Road
Falls Church, VA 22046
Contact:
703-248-5160 (TTY 711)
Cost:
Free
ADA:
Yes
Leaf
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CANCELLED: Leaf Mulch Loading Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Contact the Solid Waste Program for alternative options (recycling@fallschurchva.gov). Limited loading service may be available M-F during business hours. City staff uses heavy equipment to load open bed vehicles with our high quality, free double-ground leaf mulch and hard-wood mulch.

The City of Falls Church Operations staff uses heavy equipment to load open bed vehicles with our high quality leaf mulch. Participants must sign a waiver prior to loading.

If you miss Leaf Mulch Load Day, you may pick-up mulch via self-service at the Recycling Center between 7 a.m. and dusk, 7 days a week with your own containers, shovels, or pitchforks to haul away the mulch.

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