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Welcome to the registration page for the City of Falls Church curbside organics collection program. We are thrilled to bring composting to your incredible community. The program is month to month and consists of weekly pick-ups of your food scraps; meat, dairy, grains, egg shells, napkins and much more. We will provide you an airtight bin and liners on a weekly basis to help keep everything tidy. We then compost! And with your help, we reduce our collective carbon footprint and keep valuable nutrients in our food system. The program costs only $6/month or $66/year, and you can easily register below. All participants can get 1 bag of compost/year and the first 600 registrants will receive 6 months of free service compliments of your City ūüôā

Service Options


  • At home weekly pickups
  • Bags provided
  • Bin Cleaning
  • First 6 months FREE!
  • Compost back


  • Everything you get with monthly service
  • One month FREE!
  • Express your commitment
  • First 6 months FREE!
  • Compost back

Bin Options

Left: 5 gallon bin, odor sealed, handle for carrying; Right: 12 gallon bin, latched lid, wheels, handle for pulling

Kitchen Caddy Combo Pack: 2 gallon kitchen bin, dishwasher safe, 30 compostable liners, only $15 extra!


Composting is the natural aerobic (with oxygen) decomposition of organic matter into nutrient rich soil.
  1. Composting diverts our food scraps from landfills and incinerators
    • Our landfills are filling up, leading to longer and longer hauling distances, higher greenhouse gas emissions, higher waste management costs, and less space available for our trash. Composting could cut back our solid waste stream by as much as 33% (epa.gov).
    • When food scraps are left in a landfill or incinerated they release¬†CO2, a green house gas.
  2. Composting is a sustainable alternative that puts the nutrients from our food scraps back into the earth and, eventually, our food system by using the finished compost as a fertilizer for local farms.
  3. Composting is the final step to completing a truly sustainable food cycle system.

The short answer…A LOT! You can compost almost anything from the earth, including:

*       Egg Shells

*       Fruit Peels

*       Vegetables

*       Coffee grounds and filter

*       Tea bags

*       Carbs like bread and pasta

*       Compostable goods

*       Paper, paper towels

*       Meat, bones, fish, shells

*       Dairy, cheese, butter, yogurt

For a more comprehensive list, click here.

In the past, Composting was a daunting task that required patience and determination to be successful.

Now, The Compost Crew makes Composting easy by doing all of the dirty work for you! When you sign up for our service, we deliver a bin and clean it out weekly. All you have to do is place your food scraps in the bin rather than your trash or garbage disposal, and we take care of the rest at a local composting facility.

Check out our Best Practices page for more information!

You bet! All participants are eligible to a bag of free compost each year. If you need more than that, you can purchase all of our products including compost for 10% off ūüôā

Our bins – some of which are reused pickle bins by the way ūüėČ – are fitted with a gamma sealed screw top or latched lid. No rodents are getting in there, and they wouldn‚Äôt want to anyways, because the bin is completely odor free when closed!

Crewmembers usually leave the bin in the garage or next to the house, keeping a smaller bin in the kitchen. And, though the final decision on how to use our service is up to our crewmembers, we are happy to provide assistance and/or advice as needed.

Check out our Best Practices page for more information!

Absolutely! We offer a pay-as-you-go subscription for the low cost of $6/month! If you decide that you love it, you can switch to yearly service for $66/year (1 month free) at any time with a quick call or email. See our Service Agreement for more detailed information.

Easy! Just sign up on our website through our secure payment page, and we will drop off a bin and bag asap for you to get started composting. A week after your bin drop-off, your weekly pick-ups will begin.

Your bin must be visible and at the curb on your pick-up day no later than 7am. We strongly encourage you to leave your rodent proof bins out the night before to be safe…our team likes to start bright and early!

All Falls Church collections will be on Wednesday unless otherwise stated.

No problem! Just shoot us an email, and we’ll suspend your service for as long as you need (1 week or 8 months!) FREE of charge!

That covers the cost of your compost collection bin.

Your scheduled pickup day will be constant unless you hear differently directly from us via email. Please leave your bin out until collected.

No problem! Just shoot us an e-mail at fallschurch@thecompostcrew.com or call us at (301) 202-4450.