With fall in full swing, the leaves are about to start coming down in droves in Alexandria.
Starting next month, Alexandria’s annual leaf vacuuming and leaf bag collection program will take away piles of leaves left on curbs all around the city. The leaves will be ground into mulch, which is available in the spring and summer.
Residents are asked to recycle leaves by leaving them on the curb to be vacuumed, or in paper bags, which can be picked up for free at City Hall, recreation centers and at the City’s self-serve shed on Business Center Drive.
Please see below for an up-to-date schedule, help determining your collection zone, preparation instructions, and frequently asked questions regarding leaf collection.
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Alexandria is divided into five collection zones. Of those four zones, Old Town is divided into four additional sections.
The leaf collection will occur at the following locations:
First Pass Dates:
November 2 – ZONE 2
November 6 – ZONE 3
November 12 – ZONE 4
November 18 – ZONE 1
In Old Town:
November 2 – Section 5A
November 6 – Section 5B
November 12 – Section 5C
November 18 – Section 5D
These are the estimated start dates for leaf collection in each zone; crews will not vacuum every street in the zone on the first date, it will take them several days to complete each pass in each zone.
- Remove stones, litter, branches or other debris. These items can damage our equipment and hurt workers
- Avoid placing leaves in front of storm drains or on water meter covers
- Move parked cars off leaf piles
- Do not rake leaves into alleys or service roads
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- Financial Aid available
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