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Leaf Collection

Petersburg Issues New Guidelines for Leaf Collection
The Petersburg Public Works Department's annual Fall Leaf Pick-up program will begin on Monday, November 26. The City will provide one round of vacuum leaf collection in each Ward. Vacuum of leaves dates are as follows:

Ward 3 November 26 - December 7
Ward 2 December 10 - 14
Ward 5 December 17 - 18
Ward 7 December 17 - 21
Ward 6 December 19 - 21
Wards1&4 December 26 - 28
During vacuum dates, residents are reminded to rake leaves into a pile between the sidewalk and the curb or shoulder of the road, and not into streets or ditches. Bulky materials such as brush and tree limbs should not be mixed with leaves.

Residents may also bring leaves to the leaf drop-off site for free on November 10, 17, and 24. The drop-off site will be located in the parking lot at the corner of Mount Vernon and South Sycamore Streets (across I-85 from Cameron Field) with hours of operation from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Vacuum leaf collection services will be offered to citizens who miss the first round collection, or choose not to bag or drop-off their leaves for $75 per load.

Citizens should bag their leaves should they miss the vacuum leaf collection. Up to 30 bags of leaves (weighing no more than 50 pounds each) may be placed at the curb on the regular trash collection day.

The City will also host City-Wide Fall Clean-ups on December 1 and 8 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Residents can drop-off household trash, leaves, and tree limbs for free at the following locations:

Ward 1 Lee Elementary - 51 Gibbons Avenue
Ward 2 School Board Administrative Office lot on East South Boulevard
Ward 3 Petersburg High - 3101 Johnson Road (parking lot off Homestead Drive)
Ward 4 Old hospital site - South Sycamore Street (parking lot off Apollo Street)
Ward 5 Peabody Middle - 725 Wesley Street (parking lot off Lee Avenue)
Ward 6 Hill Elementary - 1450 Talley Avenue
Ward 7 Stuart Elementary - 100 Pleasants Lane

Items not accepted at the drop-off sites include: motor oil, antifreeze, hazardous waste, and any liquids. The City is encouraging neighborhoods to coordinate a "neighborhood leaf clean-up day", in which the City will provide containers and trash bags for free. For information regarding fall leaf pick-up, City-wide Fall Clean-Ups, or to schedule a neighborhood leaf clean-up day or private leaf vacuum, please call Public Works at (804) 733-2415. For additional information about bagged leaf collection, please call the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority at (804) 425-0500.