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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Leaf Collection has Begun

Leaf Collection Announcement 23-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2023


Leaf Collection has Begun


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Leaf season has begun! Collections started on Monday October 30th and each neighborhood will be visited by vacuum trucks three times during the season on a set rotating schedule.

Key Highlights:

  • Residents can sign up for text alerts reminding them of when their collection week  is coming up
  • Leaves will be collected loose at the curb (no bags)
  • A drop-off location is also available on Saturdays for residents to utilize
  • Leaves are brought to a local farm for composting, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves local soils


Where to Rake Leaves for Collection:

Loose leaves will be collected at the curbside. Residents should pile un-bagged leaves as close to the curbside/street as possible without blocking the travel way for pedestrians, bicycles, or motor vehicles.  On-street parking areas can be used for leaves. Four examples of where to pile leaves are provided in the images below:

Leaf Collection

Sign Up for Text Alerts:  
Residents can sign up to receive text alerts on their phone reminding them  of when their leaf collection week is approaching. To sign up, text your address to 434-771-0251.

On the City website:   
Full information – including tips for where to pile loose leaves for curbside pickup, a map with neighborhood collection zones and schedules, and other information is available online at charlottesville.gov/leaves. Residents can also call with questions (434-970-3830) or Tweet us @CvillePW.


Media Contact
Jonathan Dean
Public Service Manager
Charlottesville Public Works
434-970-3900
deanjo@charlottesville.gov

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