Public Works


The City’s Public Works Department Annual Fall Leaf Pick Up Program begins Monday, November 21, 2022, and will conclude on January 20, 2023. The City will provide one round of leaf vacuuming in each ward. The dates are as follows:
Ward 5                       November 21 - 25
Ward 4                       November 28 – December 2
Ward 7                       December 5 – 9 
Ward 1                       December 12 – 16
Ward 2                       December 19 – 30 
(Excluding 23 - 26)
Ward 6                       January 2 – 6 
(Excluding New Year's Day) 
Ward 3                       January 9 – 20

During the vacuum dates, residents are reminded to rake leaves into a pile between the sidewalks and the curb/shoulder of the road and not to rake them into the streets and/or ditches. Bulky material such as brush and tree limbs should not be mixed in with the leaves.        

Residents who miss their scheduled vacuum dates should bag their leaves. Meridian Waste Tri-City MRF will pick up 60 bags of leaves on your assigned trash day. The bags must be tied and placed on the curb. For additional information regarding bagged leaves, please call CVWMA at (804) 425-0500.

Vacuum leaf collection services will be offered to residents who miss their assigned leaf collection time frame or do not bag their leaves for a FEE OF $75 PER LOAD. For information about this service, please call Street Operations at (804) 733-2415.

*NOTE – Inclement weather, heavy rainfall and equipment failure may delay or alter published schedules. Leaves will not be collected from residents’ property.        

The City of Petersburg Department of Public Works provides a wide range of essential services relating to:

  •   Capital Improvements
  •   City Facilities
  •   Infrastructure
  •   Recycling
  •   Site Development
  •   Solid Waste Management
  •   Storm Water Management
  •   Street Maintenance
  •   Wastewater Collection
  •   Water Distribution


The Department of Public Works is organized into five divisions:   Administration, Facility Management, Engineering, Street Maintenance and Grounds

All employees and operations within the Department of Public Works are managed and directed by the Director of Public Works.


The Department works together to ensure that citizens of the City of Petersburg benefit from well-built and properly maintained infrastructure systems.

  • Services provided by the Department of Public Works are funded by: 
  • General Fund Revenue
  • Permit Fees
  • Solid Waste and Recycling Fees                
  • State and/or federal financial assistance for street maintenance

Infrastructure Assets

Infrastructure assets within the department’s responsibility center include approximately 395 lane miles of streets, 32 structures, 47 signalized intersections, 90 Buildings.