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.
- 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:
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.
Public Service Manager
Charlottesville Public Works