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Leaf Collection, City of Falls Church, VA

Leaf Collection The Department of Public Works collects loose leaves curbside from residential solid waste customers from mid-October to mid-December each year.

Follow these links or scroll below for more information.

The following is subject to change based on weather.

Monday, Oct. 21 through
Friday, Oct. 25
South of Broad Street
Monday, Oct. 28 through
Friday, Nov. 1
North of Broad Street
Monday, Nov. 4 through
Friday, Nov 15
South of Broad Street
(No Collection Nov. 11)
Monday, Nov. 18 through
Friday, Nov 29
North of Broad Street
(No Collection Nov. 28 and 29)
Monday, Dec. 2 through
Friday, Dec. 13
South of Broad Street
Monday, Dec. 16 through
Friday, Dec. 27
North of Broad Street
(Half Day Dec. 24,
No Collection Dec. 25)

What - Vacuum leaf collection is intended to remove loose leaves that have fallen from deciduous trees in the fall. Do not mix other yard debris with leaves as it may damage equipment.

When - Residential streets are vacuumed from mid-October through mid-December each year. Each residential street is vacuumed at least two times. Collection schedules are changed and updated depending on the timing of the leaf drop, weather conditions, volume of leaves, and crew progress. See below for the schedule.

Where - Rake loose leaves to the curb but avoid placing them in the street.  Pile leaves away from storm drains and water meter covers. Keep all other collection material at least five feet away from leaf piles.

For more information, call Public Works at 703-248-5083 (TTY 711).

Reminder: Bundled brush and yard waste bag collection continues throughout the leaf collection season on Wednesdays.

  1. Rake leaves to the curb and avoid placing them in the street.

  2. Pile leaves away from storm drains and water meter covers.

  3. Only rake leaves to the curb. Do not include stones, litter, branches or other debris that may damage equipment or block storm drains.

  4. Do not include green yard waste in your leaf pile such as English ivy, plant leaves, or flowers. The composting process, the City uses for leaf mulch, does not heat up enough to kill spores inside green yard waste such as leaves. Only place leaves at the curb, which ensures a high quality end compost product, free of English ivy spores! Place green yard waste in brown paper bags with yellow yard waste stickers. Yard waste in brown bags will be composted at a commercial composting facility where temperatures are high enough to kill spores.

  5. Never park your car on a leaf pile - it's a fire hazard.

The leaves that are collected are processed into high-quality leaf mulch, which is available for self-loading at the Recycling Center beginning in late February.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
  Contact Us

300 Park Avenue, 100W
Falls Church, VA 22046

703-248-5160 (TTY 711)
703-248-5336 fax

8 a.m.-5 p.m.