The City of Falls Church announced yesterday that residential leaf collection will continue through December, stating that to properly prepare for leaf collection, residents should rake loose leaves to the curb but avoid placing them in the street.
Leaves must be piled away from storm drains and water meter covers. Residents must keep all other collection material at least five feet away from leaf piles and not mix brush or other items with leaves as they may injure City crews, damage equipment, damage private property, and cause delays. The leaves that are collected will be processed into high-quality leaf mulch available at the Recycling Center in March next year. Each residential street is vacuumed at least twice through the fall and early winter. Collection schedules are changed and updated depending on the timing of the leaf drop, weather conditions, volume of leaves, and crew progress.