Leaf collection in progress

Free, curbside collection of bagged leaves is scheduled from now through Feb. 7. Crews will work week to week in five zones. Each area will receive two pickups, with the second cycle starting when the first one ends.

For a schedule and map of zones, go to henrico.us/services/bagged-leaf-collection and click the link to “Leaf Collection Brochure.” Collection is provided automatically for people living in zones A through E. Residents living outside those areas must place an order for pickup by calling (804) 727-8770.

Bags of leaves should be free of trash and other debris and placed at the curb or road’s edge by 7 a.m. on the Monday of the assigned pickup week. Any number of bags will be collected, but they must be accessible from the street and should not block traffic lanes, parking spaces or drainage ditches.

Henrico also will offer vacuum leaf service by request during two collection periods. A fall collection will occur from now through Dec. 31 followed by an early spring collection from Feb. 29 through March 25. Residents can order the $30 vacuum service beginning Nov. 9 at henrico.us/services/vacuum-leaf-collection/ or by calling (804) 501-4275.

Leaves should be piled at the curb or road’s edge and be free of trash, sticks and other debris. Leaves should not block traffic lanes, parking spaces or drainage ditches.

In addition, residents may take bagged or loose leaves to Henrico’s public-use areas at 2075 Charles City Road and 10600 Fords Country Lane. The public-use areas are open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for certain holidays. Bagged leaves will be accepted at no cost from Nov. 16 through Feb. 7 and for $3 per visit at other times. Loose leaves and other yard debris are accepted year-round at no charge.

Henrico’s leaf collection program, which earned a 2015 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties, is a joint effort by the departments of Public Utilities and Public Works.