Unscheduled leaf collection is conducted at the discretion of the Street Supervisor and focuses on areas with high concentrations of leaves, narrow streets and/or little or no placement area for leaf piles. The unscheduled collection concludes prior to the scheduled area collection.
Grass is dormant at this time of year and should not be damaged by these temporary piles if not raked out too far in advance of scheduled leaf pick up; however, the potential safety, drainage and ecological 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 at (540) 932-8240.
NEVER rake leaves into the street! Leaves in street can cause serious safety,drainage and ecological problems: slick pavement, danger to children playing in leaf piles, blocked storm sewers and possible imbalance in the South River if leaves drain in through storm sewers;
Where no curb exists, leaves should be located along the shoulder near thepavement 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; this creates a problem for the leaf vacuum;
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.