Leaf Collection

UPDATE: January 2020

Leaf Collection Program (November 18, 2019 to January 3, 2020)

Ward 5 - Completed

Ward 1 - Completed

Ward 6 - Completed

Ward 7 - Completed

Ward 2 - Completed

Ward 4 – Ongoing

Ward 3 – Ongoing

Expected leaf collection end date is January 24, 2020. Staff members will conduct a second-round leaf pick-up in each ward for residents that might have missed the 1st pick-up.  The second round will take place January 27 to 31.

2019 Vacuum Leaf Collection

Petersburg Department of Public Works will begin Fall leaf pick up on Monday, November 18, 2019. The City will provide one round of leaf vacuuming in each ward. Vacuum dates are as follows (dates are subject to change due to weather conditions)

Ward 1: November 25 –29 (excluding Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29)

Ward 2:  December 16-20

Ward 3:  December 30 - January 3, 2020 (excluding New Year Holiday, January 1)

Ward 4:  December 23-27 (excluding Christmas Holiday, December 24-25)

Ward 5: November 18-22

Ward 6: December 2-6

Ward 7: December 9-13


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

Citizens who miss their scheduled vacuum dates should bag their leaves.  Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will pick up 60 bags of leaves on your regular trash collection day. The bags must be tired and placed on the curb.  For additional information about bagged leaves, please contact Central Virginia Waste Management Authority at (804) 425-0500.

Vacuum leaf collection services will be offered to citizens who miss the leaf collection or choose not to bag their leaves for a fee of $75.00 per load. For information about this service, please call Streets Operation at (804) 733-2415.