City of Alexandria Leaf Collection Program Begins October 31
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria will begin its annual leaf vacuuming and leaf bag collection program on Monday, October 31. Leaf collection is expected to continue into January. Alexandria is sectioned into five collection zones (see map below), each with a specific start date and three separate passes. Residents who receive City trash and recycling collection services may recycle leaves in three ways:
- Raking leaves to the curb for vacuum collection
- Placing leaves in paper leaf bags for collection (leaves in plastic bags are considered refuse, and are thrown away as trash)
- 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 Alexandria eNews service and subscribing to “Resource Recovery Updates” or by following the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Visit alexandriava.gov/LeafCollection to determine specific collection zones and dates, and to find locations where free, biodegradable leaf bags may be picked up.
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