Leaf Collection

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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. Additionally, the City will conduct a spring bagged leaf collection in early April.

Leaves are brought to a local farm for composting

Bagged Leaf Collection (Fall and Spring)

The City will be conducting its annual Fall bagged leaf collection operations beginning October 31 and ending on January 31. Please have your bagged leaves placed curbside by 7:00am on Monday for collection sometime that week.

Click for detailed bagged leaf collection Guidelines.

Please note:

  1. Bagged leaf collection will begin on October 31, 2017 and end on January 31, 2018.
  2. Only clear plastic bags supplied FREE by the City during the Fall collection period will be collected.
  3. Fill bags only 3/4 full.
  4. Secure the bags by tying top in a loose knot. Please DO NOT use twist ties or other means to secure the bag.
  5. Set bags UPRIGHT at the curb or street edge, NOT on sidewalk.
  6. Bags exceeding 50 lbs. will not be collected.
  7. Bags containing ANY household items, sticks, wood, metal, or plastics, WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.


Loose Leaf Collection (Fall Only)

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 2017, which includes collection dates for your zone.

To keep up to date on the City's leaf collection progress click here.

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