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Leaf Collection Begins November 5

The City of Alexandria will begin its annual leaf vacuuming and leaf bag collection program on Monday, November 5. Leaf collection is expected to continue into January.

Alexandria is divided into five collection zones, each with a specific start date. Each zone will receive three passes. Residents who receive City trash and recycling collection services may recycle leaves in three ways:

1. Rake leaves to the curb for vacuum collection;

2. Place leaves in paper leaf bags for collection (leaves in plastic bags are considered refuse, and are thrown away as trash); or

3. Compost leaves and yard waste at home.

Please do not mix brush or other items with leaves, as these items may injure City workers, damage equipment or private property, or cause delays.

Residents may receive leaf collection status updates by signing up for the Alexandria eNews service and subscribing to “Resource Recovery Updates,” or by following the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.

To determine specific collection zones and dates, and to find locations where complimentary leaf bags may be picked up, visit or call the City’s leaf collection hotline at 703.746.5323 (LEAF).

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