Recycling is convenient, it conserves energy and raw materials, and it saves the City more than $100,000 in disposal costs every year!


Recycling is collected from curbside residential customers weekly on Wednesdays, year-round (except on observed city holidays.) 

What's Accepted As Recycling?

Check out the "yes/no" flyer or visit the Set-Out Requirements page.


Request a Recycling Rolling Cart 

Each residential customer is provided one dark green (see above) rolling cart per address. The recycling cart has the recycling symbol of chasing arrows in white, printed on each side. The carts are the property of the City of Falls Church and must stay with the residence. Customers will be charged a replacement cost of approximately $65 for intentional damage, misuse or removal of a cart from the assigned property.

Please email recycling or call 703-248-5160 (TTY 711) to request a cart or bin. If you plan to move, please leave clean equipment for the next resident.

Missed Recycling Collections

Missed collections must be reported by 10 a.m. the day after collection. Reporting the issue as soon as possible will often allow for same day service. Missed collections not handled on collection day will be handled Thursday morning. After submitting the request, please leave your items at the curb. To report a missed collection: 

Missed collections remain rare but we recognize the inconvenience of the situation each time they occur.  Prompt feedback will help ensure a timely solution.

Important Numbers

  • Solid Waste Code Enforcement: 703-248-5160 (TTY 711)
  • Solid Waste Hotline and Other Questions: 703-248-5160 (TTY 711)

Free Electronics Recycling 

Residents are invited to drop off electronics at City partner eAsset Solutions. CRTs and monitors, which typically incur recycling costs, will be accepted for free.  Proof of residency required.
eAsset Solutions is located at 427 N Maple Ave and accepts drop-offs from 10a-5p Monday-Saturday.  Check out the list of accepted items before stopping by.

What Happens to Recycled Items?

Watch this video from the city's trash and recycling contractor, American Disposal Services. It's a fascinating look at where your recycling goes!