Leaf Collection is currently in: Scheduled leaf collection is now being run concurrently with storm debris collection. Access the leaf collection map for progress or call the hotline at (540) 942-8240.
The Department of Public Works provides scheduled leaf collection services beginning the first Monday in December.
Grass is dormant at this time of year and should remain undamaged by these temporary piles if raked out close to scheduled leaf pick up. In addition, the potential safety and drainage problems caused by raking leaves into the street far outweigh the benefits of protecting the grass at the front edge of your property. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
To keep updated about the whereabouts of the leaf collection crew, please call our prerecorded hotline number.
NEVER rake leaves into the street! Leaves in street can cause serious safety, drainage and ecological problems such as slick pavement, danger to children playing in leaf piles, blocked storm sewers and excess nutrients in the South River if leaves drain in through storm sewers;
Where no curb exists, leaves should be located along the shoulder near the pavement edge;
On streets that have curb and gutter, please rake leaves to front edge of property but far enough off the curb so that leaves don’t get washed into street;
Rake leaves between, instead of around, trees near the road;
Do not rake leaves onto sidewalks;
Because we recycle our leaves, please do not bag them;
Do not mix trash, limbs or cut grass with leaves! Mixing creates a problem for the leaf vacuum and poses hidden dangers for pedestrians who may sidestep to avoid traffic;
Please cover blowing leaves with a tarp and city crews will remove & replace tarp in your yard.
All fallen leaves should be place out for collection PRIOR to the start of Scheduled Leaf Collection.
Jefferson, Woodrow & Washington Aves; Club Court, River Shores & Oak Hill