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Temporary Changes to Parking Regulations, Curbside Collection

The City of Alexandria is making temporary changes to curbside collection of yard waste and neighborhood parking restrictions.

Alexandria, VA – To reduce risk related to COVID-19 for both our community and our workforce, the City of Alexandria has modified its Resource Recovery and Public Works Services operations. The City will also immediately lift enforcement of select parking restrictions.

Curbside Collection

The City is suspending yard waste, bulk material, and metal curbside collection, effective immediately, for a period of at least two weeks. This change allows crews to continue to prioritize and safely collect residential refuse and recycling.

Residents who are generating yard waste are encouraged to compost it at home or wait to place it curbside until service returns to normal. While some smaller amounts of yard waste may be collected along with trash, residents should expect larger volumes to be left uncollected. Thank you for your patience and assistance in helping us continue to deliver critical services, such as trash collection, during this time.

As a reminder, to ensure the health and safety of our collection teams, residents should make sure all trash and recycling placed curbside is either contained within a can/cart or a tied/sealed plastic bag. Loose trash set out curbside for collection will not be collected.


Effective immediately, the City will suspend enforcement of the following parking restrictions to assist residents who are following the Alexandria Health Department recommendation that all community members change their daily behavior and practice social distancing to reduce risk from COVID-19:

  • Suspended enforcement of parking restrictions for residential street sweeping for at least two weeks.
  • Suspended enforcement of the 72-hour rule, which prohibits vehicles from parking within the public right of way for a period of more than 72 hours, for at least two weeks.

All other posted parking restrictions, including residential permit time limits, remain in effect. Residents can continue to apply for guest parking permits online at

Parking meter enforcement is not affected by these temporary changes and will continue.

The City will also begin working in commercial corridors to establish temporary curbside loading and pickup to assist with an increase in pickup and delivery service.

For more information on City operations adjustments due to COVID-19, please visit

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