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Fall Leaf Pick-Up Program

The Petersburg Public Works Department’s annual Fall Leaf Pick-up program begins on Monday, November 16th. The City will provide one round of leaf vacuuming in each Ward. Vacuum of leaves dates are as follows (DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE): 

Ward 2 November 16-20

Ward 5 November 30- December 4 

Wards1 & 4 December 7-8

Ward 6 December 9-11

Ward 3 December 14-23

Ward 7 December 28-31


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 drop off site for free on November 14 and 21.  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 60 bags of leaves may be placed at the curb on the regular trash collection day.

The City is encouraging neighborhoods to coordinate a “neighborhood leaf clean-up day”, in which the City will provide trash bags.

For information regarding fall leaf pick-up, City-wide Fall Clean Up, or to schedule a neighborhood leaf clean-up day, please call Street Operations at (804) 733-2415.

For additional information about bagged leaf collection, please call the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority at (804) 425-0500.

City of Petersburg - Virginia