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City of F.C. Leaf Mulch Loading Day Scheduled for March 22

The City of Falls Church’s Leaf Mulch Loading Day will take place next Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Center, 217 Gordon Road. In the event of rain, the event will take place on Saturday, April 5.

City staff will use heavy machinery to load any open bed vehicle or trailer, or customers may bring containers and tools for self-hauling. Customers must sign a waiver before participating in the event. Contractors may not bring heavy equipment (loaders, dump trucks) into the Recycling Center. City residents and non-residents are welcome, and there is no limit to the number of loads available per customer.

The free double-ground leaf mulch is also available for self-haul at the Recycling Center seven days a week between 7 a.m. and dusk.

For more information about the leaf mulch program or how to create leaf mulch, call the Solid Waste Division at 703-248-5456 or visit