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Leaf Collection 2019 Schedule

Post Date:10/22/2019 9:14 AM
West Side Oct. 21
East Side Oct. 28
West Side Nov. 4
East Side Nov. 11
West Side Nov. 18
Revisit Heavily Forested Areas Nov. 25
East Side Dec. 2
Revisit Heavily Forested Areas Dec. 9

 

Loose and bagged leaves are collected each fall for town refuse and recycling customers. The west and east sides of town will receive collection services for a total of six alternating weeks. A seventh week of collection is provided for heavily forested areas, as defined by the town. Collection dates will be announced annually via the calendar, website, WTOB, Citizens Alert, and our recycling app at www.blacksburg.gov/recycleapp.

Loose leaves will only be collected during this time period. Leaf vacuums and other specialized equipment must be removed from trucks in order to prepare the vehicles for snow removal.

Bagged leaves will be collected as time permits until Feb. 1 each year. Please call 540-443-1200 to inform the Public Works Department of your address and number of bags. Any bagged leaves remaining after Feb. 1 will only be collected during Spring and Fall Cleanup.

Guidelines

  • Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week. Leaves may be bagged or piled.
  • Remove all sticks and yard debris from piles and bags. Only leaves will be collected. Contaminated piles or bags of leaves will not be collected.
  • To prevent loose leaves from blowing, cover piles with old sheets, blankets, or tarps weighted with stones or bricks.
  • Leaf piles must not impede traffic.
  • Leaf collection is for residential refuse and recycling customers only.
  • Town crews will not collect leaves on private roads, private property, or in parking lots. Place leaf piles on the edge of the nearest public street.

For more information, contact Public Works at 540-443-1200.

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