Henrico to offer free pickup of bagged leaves, other collection services starting Nov. 7

Henrico County will begin providing annual leaf-collection services Monday, Nov. 7, with both free and paid options available for county residents.

Free collection of bagged leaves is scheduled through Feb. 11. Crews will work week to week in five zones; each zone will be collected twice over the course of the program. Residents living outside these areas can order free pickup of bagged leaves by calling (804) 727-8779.

Residents are encouraged to place their bags at the curb or road’s edge by 7 a.m. Monday of their collection week. Bags should be free of trash and debris and must be accessible from the street as crews are not authorized to enter private property. There is no limit on the number of bags that residents can place out for pickup.

Henrico also will offer vacuum leaf collection from Nov. 7 to Dec. 2 and again from Feb. 27 to March 31. Residents can order the $30 service online or by calling (804) 727-8779. Orders will be accepted beginning Nov. 7; all orders received by Dec. 2 will be collected by the end of the year. Leaves should be placed at the curb or road’s edge and be free of trash, sticks and other debris.

Whether using the bagged pickup or vacuum service, residents are encouraged to avoid placing 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 disposal option. Bagged leaves will be accepted at no cost from Nov. 7 through Feb. 11. Public use areas are open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for certain holidays.

Additional information is available from the Department of Public Utilities.

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