Falls Church City-wide, vacuum leaf collection has been extended through Friday, Jan. 15, weather permitting officials announced today. Residents are advised to rake their leaves to the curb, but avoid gutters and sidewalks wherever possible. After Jan.15, residents should place any remaining leaves in brown bags for normal Monday brown bag/yard debris collection.
All other collection materials should be kept at least five feet away from leaf piles. The City advises to not mix brush or other items with leaves as these items may injure City crews, damage equipment, damage private property and cause delays.
Bundled brush and yard waste bag collection will continue throughout the leaf collection season. As usual, bundles and bags must be properly prepared for collection. Special collections will also continue uninterrupted. The City waives brush collection requirements only when a federal or state disaster is declared.
The leaves that are collected will be processed into high-quality leaf mulch and will be available for self-loading at the Recycling Center, 217 Gordon Road (near the intersection of Route 7 and Shreve Road), in February.
For more information, call the Falls Church Operations Division at 703-248-5281 (TTY 711).