Leaf Collection

2020-2021 Collection Service

The City collects loose leaves at the curbside for residents up to three times per season. Collection schedule and text alert sign up information is below. There will also be a drop-off option available for residents who wish to collect their leaves otherwise. The collected leaves are taken to a local farm where they are turned into compost that is used by area residents, farms, and landscaping companies.

Leaves brought to the curb - and left unbagged - will be vacuumed into a truck for collection and transport. 

  • Rake leaves to the curb as close to the first day of collection for your zone (and no more than 3 days earlier).
  • Have leaves ready and at the curb before 7 AM on the first service day for your zone.
  • Loose leaves should be placed at the street edge where possible. (See example images below.)
  • Only leaves will be collected. Do not include brush, sticks, yard waste, or other items in your leaf pile.
  • Do not park any vehicles on top of leaves. This can prevent the leaves from being accessed for collection and poses a fire hazard.

When placing your leaves at curbside for pick-up:

  • Do not block storm drains or fire hydrants.
  • Do no block vehicular, bicycle or pedestrian travel ways.
  • Do not block curb ramps or crosswalks.
  • Be mindful of your neighbors and the traveling public.

Curbside Leaf Piles - Examples of "Where Do I Pile My Leaves?"

With Street Parking

Leaf placement with street parking

With No Street Parking

Leaf placement with no street parking

With No Street Parking

Leaf placement with sidewalk

With No Street Parking

Leaf placement with yard and sidewalk

Not Sure Where to Place Your Leaves? 

Call our hotline at 434-970-3830, email us, or snap a picture and send us a Tweet @CvillePW with your question.


Loose Leaf Collection Schedule

Each area of the City will receive curbside loose leaf collection three times during the 2020-21 Leaf Season. A few streets will be collected on a weekly basis due to a higher volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and space constraints. Multiple crews will be working around the City, zone by zone, on a rolling basis according to the zone schedule.

Text Alert Reminders

The City offers text alerts for the curbside collection service. Residents can review collection dates for their homes and choose to "opt in" to receive a reminder text the week prior to leaf collection for their address.   *Message and data rates may apply

Sign up by texting your street address to 434-771-0251

Collection Schedule Maps

Click the images below to open the PDF versions.

Zone Map

Image of the Leaf Season mailing insert & collection map.  For assistance, please call 434-970-3830.

Street-by-Street Index

Map of leaf collection zones and weekly routes. For assistance, please call 434-970-3830.

Drop-Off Location

For City residents who opt not to use the curbside loose leaf collection service, a leaf drop-off location is available Saturdays, 8am-1pm during Leaf Season (November 2 - January 31)

Additional Information:

  • Residents must place the leaves into a dumpster
  • No bags or containers are accepted
  • Residents would have to de-bag their leaves themselves
  • City residents only (no contractors or commercial entities)

Location

1505 Avon Street Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Signage will be up on Saturdays to help with navigation through the site.