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Leaf Collection in Alexandria Starts Nov. 2

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria will begin its annual leaf vacuuming and leaf bag collection program on Monday, Nov. 2. 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. Raking leaves to the curb for vacuum collection<
  2. Placing leaves in paper leaf bags for collection (leaves in plastic bags are considered refuse, and are thrown away as trash)
  3. Composting 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 free Alexandria eNews service and subscribing to “Resource Recovery Updates,” or by following the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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