Litter

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.
Garbage
Events include:
  
  • City-wide litter clean ups are held every spring and fall. The next event is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers meet in front of the community center at 10 a.m. to pick up supplies and then disperse throughout the town. Click here for an event flyer (please print and share with your neighbors!). Call 703-248-5456 (TTY 711) or email recycling@fallschurchva.gov 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 recycling@fallschurchva.gov to get started.