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Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
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.