Leaf Collection


Current leaf collection status:

Leaf Season will begin on Monday, November 3rd and will end on Wednesday, December 31st. During this time please rake all loose leaves to the curb. Please call 703-385-LEAF (5323) for more information.


Here are some suggestions:
  • Just rake leaves to the curb for collection. Do not bag them.
  • Keep rocks, tree branches and large sticks out of leaf piles. Large, heavy items in leaf piles can damage equipment, injure leaf collection workers and delay service.
The city assigns a crew to each of the six sections of the city. The crew continues to work through their assigned section throughout the leaf season, attempting to provide service about once every two weeks. Please note that during heavy leaf fall and inclement weather, there is the possibility of delays in service.

Remember, leaves are collected loose at the curb only during these designated times. At all other times of the year, leaves must be placed at the curb on regular trash days in trash cans or yard waste bags. Please keep all leaves and other yard waste separate from trash at the curb.

Avoid trashing leaves completely and consider mulching your leaves for your yard. Homemade mulch is a cheap and easy alternative to store-bought mulch, and is 100 percent organic. For information, call 703-385-LEAF.

Click here to see the city's leaf collection map.

For more information, contact:
Terry Lawver


Wayne Thomas


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