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.
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.
Henrico County Television (HCTV) is a multiple Emmy award-winning station and was named the third best overall government television station in the country by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
Get the latest news in the fall issue of Henrico Today! Henrico’s new fire-protection rating could reduce your insurance costs. Libbie Mill Library opens. Leaf collection begins. Henrico expands homeowner tax relief for seniors and disabled residents. Check out the HCTV program schedule and more.
The Libbie Mill Library of Henrico County Public Library, located at 2100 Libbie Lake East Street, near the intersection of Staples Mill and Bethlehem Roads, will host a community celebration in honor of the opening of the library on Thursday, October 29, from 6-9 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event.
The library will be open for business 9 a.m. on Friday, October 30.
The Libbie Mill Library replaces the Dumbarton Area Library which will permanently close its doors at 6 p.m., Saturday, October 17. The state-of-the-art Libbie Mill Library will feature a digital media lab with 3-D printers; a drive-up service window and book return; a large, separate teen area; a dedicated children’s story time/programming room; group collaboration spaces; a large meeting room with updated technology; a quiet reading room; study rooms; more public use computers and devices; an updated collection; and an interactive video wall showcasing the history of the Henrico Shire. This Henrico County construction project was made possible by the 2005 Henrico Bond Referendum.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 to mark the completion of the Henrico section of the Virginia Capital Trail has been canceled due to forecasts of inclement weather. No makeup date has been set.
The ceremony had been planned for 10 a.m. at Four Mile Creek Park.
The UCI Road World Championships, featuring 1,000 premier cyclists from 75 countries, will be held Sept. 19-27 in Richmond and other parts of the region. Areas of Henrico will be directly affected by races on Sept. 19, 20 and 23. Residents should expect road closures, parking disruptions and plenty of excitement. To find out more, go to http://visithenrico.com/richmond-2015-road-world-championships.