The City of Charlottesville will start residential curbside collection of leaves on Monday, November 1, 2021. 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 available on Saturdays again this year
- 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 unbagged as close to the curbside/street as possible without blocking the travelway for pedestrians, bicycles, or motor vehicles. On-street parking areas can be used for leaves. Four examples of where to pile leaves are 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.