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Post-Storm Updates from Hurricane Sandy, October 2012, City of Falls Church, VA

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UPDATE - Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4 pm: Residents living south of Broad Street may not have had their yard waste picked up today due to the large volume of collections. Crews will continue to work this afternoon and will return tomorrow (11/8) to pick up any remaining brush and debris on those streets.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11 am: Crews will be out today (11/7) into the late afternoon picking up yard waste and debris from last weekend's storm, we ask residents to be patient as there is a large amount to be collected. Bigger debris piles require specialized equipment and crews may not get to all of them today, however they are aware of what has been set out and foresee completing all collections (large and small) of Sandy-related brush and debris by COB Friday (11/9).

Quick Facts:

  • Excess trash and yard waste stickers waived for Nov. 7 collection.
  • Brush bundling fees waived for Nov. 7 collection.

Please read details below.

In an effort to aid residents, city crews, and contractor crews in clearing debris left behind by Hurricane Sandy, the City of Falls Church has waived fees for brush pick-up through Wednesday, Nov. 7.

In addition to leaf collection efforts already in progress, crews will be working to clear the right-of-way of tree debris and other hazards brought down by the storm. The City requests cooperation from residents in taking the following measures to prepare both leaves and debris for collection: 

  • Place brush at the curb; do not obstruct the sidewalks or right-of-ways. Leave the gutter pan clear of all debris.

  • Do not combine leaves and limbs. Rake or bag leaves independently from branches and other large yard debris.

  • Cut large tree limbs into segments no longer than 5 ft.; brush that exceeds this length requires additional manpower and resources. Smaller debris can be bundled or placed in brown, compostable yard waste bags.

  • Leave only vegetative matter for pick-up; this collection is exclusively for tree limbs and brush downed by Monday's storm. Fee waivers do not apply to special trash collections.
Fees are only waived in situations where a State of Emergency has been declared and the City Manager approves fee waivers, as is the case with this storm.
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