Leaf Collection


The City of Charlottesville provides free curbside leaf collection in November, December, and January. In October, each household receives a roll of free plastic bags to use to collect their leaves. 

Leaves are brought to a local farm for composting

Bagged Leaf Collection

Bagged leaves will be collected weekly, provided they are placed curbside no later than 7:00 am Monday morning for collection sometime that week.

Please note:

  1. Bagged leaf collection will begin on October 31, 2016 and end on January 27, 2017.
  2. Only clear plastic bags supplied FREE by the City will be collected.
  3. Fill bags only 3/4 full.
  4. Set bags UPRIGHT at the curb or street edge, NOT on sidewalk.
  5. Bags exceeding 50 lbs. will not be collected.
  6. Bags containing ANY household items, sticks, wood, metal, or plastics, WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
  7. FREE bags will be left for the number of bags collected, through December.


Loose Leaf Collection

Residents may use bags for bagged leaf collection or rake their loose leaves to the curb twice per season. Loose leaves will be vacuumed twice per season. Please rake your loose leaves to the curb by 7:00 am on the start date specified for your zone, but no more than three days before the first scheduled day of collection for your street.

Click here for  the detailed Leaf Map 2016, which includes collection dates for your zone.

For more information, call (434) 970-3830 or email.