Leaf Mulch

Leaf Mulch: Temporarily Out

As of late March 2023, we are temporarily out of leaf mulch at the Recycling Center until the first week of April.

Leaf mulch 2015
Leaf Mulch Processing

The City of Falls Church offers free double-ground leaf mulch to City residents, non-residents, and business owners.  Leaf mulch is also available in Fairfax County at the transfer station, and Arlington County.

The leaf mulch is the end-product of 5,000 cubic yards of leaves vacuumed from city streets in the autumn. Removing and recycling the leaves into mulch provides a far more cost-effective solution than hauling and disposing of them. This practice also benefits the environment; leaf mulch naturally:

  • Turns clay-rich soil into nutrient-rich soil, making it healthier for trees and plants
  • Releases water into the soil at a slow rate
  • Creates zero waste in the process