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Trash Service, Public Works, City of Falls Church, VA

 

Trash is collected from curbside residential customers weekly on Wednesdays, year round (except on observed City holidays).

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City Council adopted a resolution setting a new fee schedule at its June 13, 2011, meeting.

NOTE: In order to provide town home customers with equivalent service to detached home customers, special rules apply. See below for instructions for Single Family Detached Homes and Townhomes/Condos.

Excess trash and yard waste stickers are $1 each and are available for purchase at City Hall Treasurer's Office (300 Park Ave, Suite 103E), Brown's Hardware (corner of W. Broad Street and S. Washington Street), and Giant Food Stores (corner of Haycock Road and W. Broad Street).

To change cart size or request a cart, call the Solid Waste Hotline, 703-248-5160. Depending on the request, Orange Trash Tags may be issued or rescinded.

Lost Trash Tags are not the responsibility of the City of Falls Church and replacement Tags will not be issued.

  • Beginning Wednesday, August 17, 2011, customers are required to use a $1 yellow Excess Trash and Yard Waste Tags for each trash bag that does not fit into their assigned cart.

  • Customers with the standard 65 gallon trash cart are required to use an Trash Tag for each bag of trash (up to 30 gallons in size) that does not fit inside the cart.

  • Customers with the smaller 35 gallon cart are also required to use an Trash Tag for each bag of trash (up to 30 gallons in size) that does not fit inside their assigned cart.

  • Customers with a disability accommodation or unable to use the rolling cart, can set out two bags (up to 30 gallons each) of trash before Trash Tags are required.

  • Trash Tags should be placed around the neck of the bag or across the bag (close to the top of the bag) so they are clearly visible.

  • Excess trash bags may be placed inside personal trash containers as long as Trash Tags are clearly visible and the personal container is less than 30 gallons in size and less than 50 pounds when full.
  • Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2011, customers are required to use a Trash Tag for each bag of trash that does not fit into a City-issued trash cart. Each attached household was given the option of receiving a 35 gallon or 65 gallon trash cart or using personal containers or bags. In order to provide town home customers with equivalent service to detached home customers, each customer with personal containers or 35 gallon containers will receive special Orange Trash Tags for trash up to an equivalent of 65 gallons of trash per week.

  • Customers with a 35 gallon trash cart or no trash cart will receive Orange Trash Tags, delivered to your door in late August and once a year thereafter. Once a customer runs out of assigned Orange Trash Tags, $1 Yellow Trash Tags must be purchased for each bag of trash not contained within a City-issued cart.

  • Customers with a 65 gallon trash cart must purchase $1 Yellow Trash Tags for excess trash that does not fit inside your assigned cart. Extra bags of trash may be placed inside personal trash containers as long as the containers are less than 50 pounds when full and are less than 30 gallons in size.

  • Trash Tags should be placed around the neck of the bag or across the bag (close to the top of the bag) so they are clearly visible.
City-Issued Trash Cart SizeNumber of Free Trash TagsOrange Trash Tags Needed for:Yellow Trash Tags Needed for:
No Cart104 (2/week)for all trash bags placed at the curb (inside personal container or separate)for all trash bags once allotment of Orange Trash Tags is used up
35 gallon52 (1/week)for all trash bags not contained within 35 gal. cartfor all trash bags not contained within 35 gal. cart once allotment of Orange Trash Tags is used up
65 gallon0not applicablefor all trash bags not contained within 65 gal. cart




The following items can severely damage equipment. If your trash contains even a small amount of any of these materials, collection will not occur. Some of these items may be collected as a special bulk collection for a fee.
  • Furniture and other items that are too large or heavy to fit inside a trash container

  • Yard Waste and Brush

  • Contractor trash and construction debris

  • Hazardous Waste

  • Drywall, shingles, floor/ceiling tiles, lumber, asbestos

  • Bricks, concrete, block, rocks, stone

  • Construction debris

  • Dirt, sod, sand, railroad ties

  • Metal (large items)

  • Paint cans with wet paint

  • Sheets of glass, windows, mirrors

  • Stumps and trees

  • Tires



Trash and small amounts or construction debris are accepted at the Fairfax County Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, for a fee. Call 703-631-1179 (TTY 711) for more information.




Violations are subject to a civil penalty of $100 for the first violation and $150 for each subsequent violation.


  • Solid Waste Code Enforcement: 703-248-5456 (TTY 711)

  • Missed Collections and Other Questions: 703-248-5160 (TTY 711)
 
 
Sunday, April 20, 2014
  Contact Us

300 Park Avenue, 100W
Falls Church, VA 22046

703-248-5160 (TTY 711)
703-248-5336 fax
recycling2@
fallschurchva.gov


Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.