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City’s Leaf Mulch Loading Day Set for April 4 and May 9

The City of Falls Church’s Leaf Mulch Loading Day will take place Saturday, April 4, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Center at 217 Gordon Road. A second leaf mulch loading day will take place on May 9 at the same time and location.

The City’s 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.

Free double-ground leaf mulching is also available for self-haul at the Recycling Center seven days a week between 7 a.m. and dusk, until supplies last. For more information about the leaf mulch program or how to create leaf mulch in your own yard, call the Solid Waste Division at 703-248-5456 or visit