Leaf Collection

Scheduled collection will begin on Monday, December 2nd. Scheduled leaf collection is conducted by area (1 – 9), and concludes the week of January 1st. Trucks will be out in weeks prior, though, to collect in heavily leafed areas as needed. This unscheduled collection will be conducted as a non-scheduled service.

Residents can prepare in advance for the December scheduled collection by placing all leaves curbside ahead of the start date. Please note that it is a violation of City Code Sec. 30 – 106 (b) (1) to allow yard waste to discharge into the storm sewer system, or onto driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, the ground, or any other areas draining to the storm sewer system. We ask that you be thoughtful about the placement of your leaves so that they are out of and will not discharge into the street. We recommend placing a tarp to contain your leaves, and the collection crew will uncover the leaves, fold tarp and place it back in your yard. No bagged leaves will be collected by leaf crews due to our collection processes.

Should you have any questions please contact Public Works Operations at (540) 942-6743. You can also check our recorded hotline for area collection updates at (540) 932-8240.

Click Here to View Leaf Collection Brochure

            
 

             


Bagged Leaves


If you prefer to bag leaves, please schedule a Knuckle Boom collection:

  • In person at Public Works Operations located at 900 Essex Avenue;

  • By calling the Refuse Administration Division at (540) 942-6764;

  • By faxing an Application for Bulk Collection to (540) 942-6769;

  • By requesting a collection online at: 

/FormCenter/Public-Works-10/Bulk-Collection-Request-66

Composting Leaves

If you’re interested, leaves are compostable and help create healthy soil for yards and gardens. Call 942-6624, extension 100 for details on receiving a Geobin Composting Unit to get you started or stop by our office at 941 Fir Street.

****ALL GEOBIN COMPOSTING UNITS HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT AS OF NOVEMBER 7, 2019. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, WE WILL PUT YOUR NAME ON A WAITING LIST TO RECEIVE A UNIT IF THE PROGRAM IS CONTINUED AND WE ORDER MORE****




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Leaf Map

Leaf Collection Hotline

Find out which area is being collected.
  • (540) 932-8240

Leaf Collection Guidelines



  • Leaves will not be picked up from alleys;
  • 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.

 

Area Divisions

Area:
Area Includes:

1

Jefferson, Woodrow & Washington Aves; Club Court, River Shores & Oak Hill

2
Brandon Farms, Brandon Ladd, Fairway Hills
3
Rosser Ave. to Lew Dewitt Blvd.
4
Virginia Village, Jefferson Park, Stratford Farms
5
Wayne Hills
6
Locust Ave. to Rosser Ave.
7
Arch Ave. to Pine Ave.
8
East portion of Basic City
(east South River / north of CSX Railroad)
9
Dupont Blvd; S. Bayard Blvd. & S. Delphine Aves.