Brown Bags Collection

Accepted Materials
Acceptable yard waste materials include grass, leaves, and trimmings too small to be included as bundled brush arising from general landscape maintenance. Waste from tree trimming or removal done by a contractor will not be picked up by the city's contracted service provider. Yard waste is collected each Wednesday, excluding City holidays.


Yard waste must not be included with the regular trash. Trash will not be collected if trash and yard waste are mixed. Plastic bags are not compostable and therefore yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected. Other requirements include:
  • Materials must be placed in 30-gallon paper yard debris bags (plastic bags are not acceptable), available at local grocery and hardware stores.
  • A yellow $1 Extra Trash and Yard Waste Tag must be affixed to each bag. Stickers are available at:
    • City Hall Treasurer's Office
      Suite 103 E.
      Falls Church VA 22046
    • Brown's Hardware
      Corner of Broad Street and South Washington Street
    • Giant Food Store
      Corner of Haycock Road and Broad Street
  • Each bag must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Yard debris bags must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on Wednesday (or after 5 p.m. on Tuesday).
  • Yard waste that is not properly prepared will not be collected. Items may be treated as a special collection with the resident charged accordingly.
  • Items not collected are sod, dirt, and railroad ties.
Yard Waste Bag