Keep Falls Church Beautiful

Littering is against the law! Under the city's civil penalties program, violators must pay a fine if the violation is not corrected by an established deadline.

Report Litter Problems
To report a littering problem, email the department or call 703-248-5160 (TTY 711).

Litter-Reduction Volunteer Programs
Join in the fun to make the City beautiful! Volunteers work together to clean up the City. City staff provides trash pickers, trash bags, recycling bags, gloves, and reflective vests. Perfect for community groups, church groups, families, or individuals.
Events include:
  • City-wide litter clean ups are held every spring and fall. The next event is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers meet in front of the community center at 10 a.m. to pick up supplies and then disperse throughout the town.  Call 703-248-5456 (TTY 711) or email for more information. No registration required.
  • The Adopt-a-Spot Program is an opportunity for residents, businesses, and civic groups to pick up litter in designated areas of the City. Call 703-248-5456 (TTY 711) for details.
  • Interested in hosting a one-time litter pickup event? We are happy to help! Supplies including bags, gloves, reflective vests and litter pickers are provided by the City. If you do not have a location in mind, staff will provide recommendations. Contact to get started.

Spring 2017 Community Cleanup Results:

A big thanks to all the volunteers who helped keep the City of Falls Church Clean on April 8 2017!  A total of 86 volunteers participated and removed roughly 20 bags of trash and recyclables from our open spaces.  The event was sponsored by the Falls Plaza Starbucks who made coffee available to all the volunteers.  Girl Scout Troop 676 is pictured below and helped make the event a success by leading the check-in table.  Thanks to all our partners for making this annual tradition a success!