May 10th Storm Event

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On May 10th, 2018 The City of Charlottesville was impacted by a significant storm moving rapidly from west to east through the area around 2 p.m. The storm brought heavy rain, lightning, high winds, with gusts up to 60 MPH, and reports of hail.  

Storm Debris Collection Service

Due to the impact of the May 10th storm event the City of Charlottesville Public Works Department will be providing a free storm debris pickup service for all City Residents beginning on Monday May 21st. 

Collection Dates

May 21st - June 15th

Collection dates across the City will be designated by zones illustrated in the map below. Once collection is complete for a service zone Public Works crews will not return for repeat collection service, so please ensure all storm related debris is out for collection by the designated date for your zone.

Service Details

Only storm-related debris will be collected as part of this free service, the City will not be collecting items such as yard waste (grass clippings, bagged leaves etc.) or construction debris.

Please have storm related debris placed by the curb for collection. Residents are reminded to be careful of where they place debris piles. Do not stack or lean debris near or on trees, utility poles, or other structures including fire hydrants, water meters, backflow prevention devices or mailboxes as that makes removal difficult and could lead to property damage. Avoid blocking the road, driveways, and sidewalks.

Regular large item collection schedule will continue as normal.

It should be noted that this is a single event effort due to the intensity of the storm on May 10th and the associated damage.  If this service is duplicated in the future, a similar notice will be issued. 

Debris 5-2018