Henrico County to begin 2018-19 leaf collection efforts Monday

Henrico County will begin providing annual leaf-collection services Monday, Nov. 12, with both free and paid options available for county residents.

Free collection of bagged leaves is scheduled from Nov. 12 through Feb. 10. Crews will work week to week in five zones. Each zone will receive two pickups between Nov. 12 and Feb. 10.

For a schedule and map of zones, residents can go to Henrico’s bagged-leaf information webpage. Collection is provided automatically for residents living in the designated zones; residents living outside those areas can place an order for free 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 as crews are not authorized to enter private property.

Henrico also will offer vacuum leaf service by request during two collection periods. A fall collection will occur from Nov. 13 through Dec. 29 followed by an early spring collection from Feb. 25 through March 29. Leaves should be placed at the curb or road’s edge and be free of trash, sticks and other debris.

Residents can order the $30 vacuum service online or by calling (804) 501-4275.

Whether using the bagged pickup or vacuum service, residents are encouraged to avoid piling bags or loose leaves in traffic lanes, parking spaces, storm drains or ditches. In addition to creating a potential traffic hazard, misplaced leaves can block drainage and contribute to stormwater pollution.

Henrico’s public-use areas, located at 2075 Charles City Road and 10600 Fords Country Lane, offer residents another leaf-disposal option. Bagged leaves will be accepted at no cost from Nov. 12 through Feb. 10 and for $3 per visit at other times. Loose leaves and other yard debris are accepted year-round at no charge. The public-use areas are open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for certain holidays.

Additional information is available at henrico.us/utility.