Recycling Extravaganza Collection Events

NEWS: Make every day a recycling extravaganza!

The City of Falls Church is pleased to announce that almost all the recycling offered at an Extravaganza is now offered every day of the year! 

The long-running Extravaganza has made a tremendous impact over the years - thousands of residents served and hundreds of thousands of pounds diverted from the waste stream.  But the greatest development of all may be the expansion of community-wide recycling options.  It is now easier than ever to recycle a long list of items.

Recycling Extravaganza & Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Recycling Extravaganzas are special collection events held at the Falls Church Recycling Center. Residents may bring hard-to-recycle items for recycling or reuse.  Household Hazardous Waste is often collected at the same event.  Please check the event flyer for a list of accepted items before attending.
  • Next Event: October 2019 (exact date TBD)

Accepted Items

  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
    • Daily Drop-off: visit Fairfax County's HHW Drop-off Station, 4618 West Ox Rd, Fairfax 22030. Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Free for City residents.  Detailed info here.
    • Details: Household hazardous waste refers to consumer products that contain materials with any of the following characteristics: toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or reactive. Common hazardous wastes include cleaners, automotive fluids, herbicides, pesticides, oil-based paints, and thinners. Latex paints also accepted.  Click here for a list of accepted items.  Please visit our HHW website for more information, including alternative collection events hosted by the City.
  • Clothing and Textiles
    • Daily Drop-off: visit the City's recycling center, 217 Gordon Rd, 7am-7pm daily.
    • Details: All items collected during Extravaganza events are also accepted at the daily drop-off!  Includes clothing (both functional and clean scraps), belts, handbags, hats, paired socks, paired shoes, drapes, sheets, towels, fabrics, etc. Tax receipt available.
  • Electronics
    • Daily Drop-off: visit eAsset Solutions, 427 N. Maple Ave. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.  Free for City residents, proof of residency required.
    • Details: Items include computers and computer components, rechargeable batteries, printers, printer cartridges, fax machines, copiers, TVs, VCRs, telephones, cell phones, answering machines, etc. No kitchen appliances. Full list of accepted items.
  • Paper Shredding
    • Fairfax County hosts monthly shredding events that are free to City of Falls Church residents.  Check their schedule here.  
    • Retail stores, such as the Staples at 1104 W Broad St, may offer on-demand shredding anytime the stores are open.  Staples charges $1/lb.
  • Bicycles
    • Daily Drop-off:  Thanks to a partnership between the non-profit, Bikes for the World and local bike store, Bikenetic, drop-offs are available anytime the store is open.  Bikenetic is located at 201 W Jefferson St.  Additional donation options listed at Bikes for the World.
    • Details: $10 donation requested for shipping to developing countries by Bikes for the World. No frames or tricycles are accepted. Tax receipt available.
  • Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids
    • Daily Drop-off:  Collection boxes are located in the East and West Wing entrances to the City Hall building. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.  After-hour availability at East Wing entrance.  Collection boxes exist in many retail outlets as well.
    • Details: also includes sunglasses and reading glasses.
  • Medical Supplies (not including medicine/drugs)
    • Daily Drop-off: contact the Virginia Medical Brigade for donation options.
    • Details: Canes, crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers. No shower chairs or bathroom chairs accepted. Tax receipt available.
  • Metal Items
    • Daily Drop-off: visit the City's recycling center, 217 Gordon Rd, 7am-7pm daily.
    • Acceptable metal items include pots, pans, tools, pipes, venetian blinds, small metal appliances and other miscellaneous metal items.