Food Waste Collection Station at the Farmers Market
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.
The food waste will be taken to a local composting facility managed by City contractor Veteran Compost where it will be turned into a consumer product that can be used as a soil amendment.
Thanks to a unique partnership with The Compost Crew, residents of the City can sign up for curbside food waste collection at discounted rates.
Participants will be provided a 5-gallon collection container with a screw-top, liners, and weekly curbside collection. Long term participants may qualify to receive free finished compost.
What is Collected?
Unlike the “vegan” program noted above, this collection includes an expanded list of accepted food scraps including meats, seafood, dairy, etc. Visit Compost Crew’s website for a detailed list.
A three month pilot was launched January 2016 to provide interested residents a way to experiment with curbside food waste collection at a low cost. Thanks to the pilot's success, a discounted monthly rate is offered to any interested resident.
Cost & Eligibility
The cost is $20 per month and is open to any City of Falls Church resident.
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.