SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS! Effective August 2018, the next 100 signups will receive a free starter pack! This includes a 3-gallon kitchen caddy and pack of compostable liners designed to make separation of food scraps in the kitchen a lot easier. Simply signup via the link below and the starter pack will be delivered with your collection bin.
Already a participant (of any City compost program) and think a kitchen caddy/compostable liners would help? Get your free 'starter pack' by visiting our Farmers Market Collection Station! Available while supplies last, City residents only. With food waste comprising nearly 25% of an average resident's trash cart, the goal is to help the Falls Church community make the transition - and lead the region towards a zero waste future.
Participants can drop off food waste to the Farmers Market collection station to properly dispose of the waste at no charge. Two gallon reusable composting bins can be purchased for $5 at the market, or residents may use their own composting bins. Compostable liners are also available for sale.
The food waste will be taken to a local composting facility where it will be turned into a consumer product that can be used as a soil amendment. The City periodically makes finished compost available to participants at the market collection station. Please inquire for details!
SPECIAL OFFER TO NEW PARTICIPANTS: Effective August 2018, we will be providing free 'starter packs' - a kitchen caddy and pack of compostable liners - to City residents who pledge to participate in any of the City's compost programs! Available while supplies last, non-City residents may continue to purchase bins or compostable liners. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-248-5456 with any questions.
Learn how to compost at home! The City offers two classes to help residents get started - a backyard composting workshop and a build your own composter class, Visit our compost workshops page for current offerings.