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Last Updated: 2017-02-22

Leaf Collection

Vacuum Leaf Collection is in progress.
Please watch the video to learn the proper procedure to ensure vacuum service takes place.

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The 15 vacuum collection zones we service have been divided into subzones, which are smaller more defined areas. To provide up-to-date information, a revised schedule will be posted each Friday afternoon for the current week and two additional weeks. The schedule will be updated online and at 646-LEAF. If your neighborhood is not posted, please continue to check back weekly.

Click here to see the map for the zones and sub-zones

ZONE 1: Bellevue | Ginter Park | Washington Park
D. Sherwood Park | VUU 02/12 | 02/25
E. Washington Park 02/19 | 02/25
F. Edgewood 02/19 | 02/25
ZONE 8: Broad Rock | Brookbury
A. Broad Rock | Old South 02/26 | 03/04
B. Piney Knolls | South Garden 02/26 | 03/04
C. Southwood | McGuire | Hickory | Broad Rock 03/05 | 03/11
D. Fawnbrook | Brookhaven 03/05 | 03/11
E. Brookbury | Belmont Woods 03/05 | 03/11
ZONE 9: Church Hill | Fulton
A. Fulton 02/19 | 02/25
B. Chimborazo | Oakwood 02/19 | 02/25
C. Church Hill Central 02/26 | 03/04
D. Eastview | Fairfield | Woodville 02/26 | 03/04
E. Whitcomb | Mosby 02/26 | 03/04
ZONE 10: Worthington Farms
A. Woodhaven | Green Acres 03/05 | 03/11
ZONE 11: Northside | Highland Park
C. Chestnut Hill 02/12 | 02/25
D. Battery Park | Hotchkiss | Gilpin 02/19 | 02/25
ZONE 12: Westover Gardens
A. Powhite Park | Westlake Hills | Cedarhurst 02/19 | 02/25
B. Hioaks | Midlothian 02/26 | 03/04
C. Westover | Forest View 03/05 | 03/11
ZONE 13: Bellemeade
A. Manchester | Blackwell | Oak Grove 02/26 | 03/04
B. Hillside | Bellemeade | Davee Gardens 03/05 | 03/11
C. Davee Gardens | Jefferson Davis 03/05 | 03/11

City residents also may dispose of leaves by taking them to these locations: East Richmond Road Convenience Center at 3800 East Richmond Road and the Maury Street Landfill at 2900 Maury Street.

Vacuum leaf collection may be cancelled and rescheduled during inclement weather. The vacuum schedule also is available at 646-LEAF (646-5323).

Grounds Management
Grounds Management
Grounds Management

Vacuum Leaf Collection Guidelines for the Fall Program

picture of men collecting leaves
  • Rake leaves to your property line.
  • Do not rake leaves into the street.
  • Leaves must be placed out for collection by the start date
    indicated for your route.
  • Keep leaf piles less than 2 feet in height.
  • Keep leaves away from ditches, pipes, and culverts.
    (These items will prevent crews from collecting your piles)
  • Up to 20 bags of leaves will be collected during your vacuum cycle and up to six bags on your trash collection day year around.

Backyard Composting

Though not an actual city service, we do advocate backyard composting as the most efficient and environmentally sound disposal option.  Contact the Clean City Commission for details.

Residential Street Cleaning

The 2017 residential street cleaning schedule will be posted in April.

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The Department of Public Works sweeps and flushes the city's streets.  We recognize the importance of this task, both to our customers and the environment.

Each year, as approximately 22,000 lane-miles of streets are swept, tons of debris are kept from entering the stormwater system and, subsequently, our local waterways.  Due to the nature of our equipment, only streets with curbs and gutters are routinely swept.  Following are some additional points to keep in mind about street sweeping:

  • Obstacles in the sweeper's path hinder its operation. Items such as refuse containers, bikes, portable basketball goals, and piles of yard debris should be moved during sweeping periods.

  • "No Parking" signs must be obeyed. Vehicles blocking the path of the sweepers will be towed.

  • The sweeping schedule may be affected by adverse weather, equipment failure, or other unforeseen events.


Effective immediately DPW Street Cleaning and Vacuum Leaf Program services do not accept requests to not tow disabled cars.

If your vehicle is disabled and parked on the street, you need to contact the Richmond Police Department at (804)646-1343. Please keep in mind disabled vehicles should not be parked on City of Richmond streets during street cleaning or vacuum leaf collection. Once signage is posted, all vehicles, even those that are disabled, must be moved before street cleaning so as to not receive a parking ticket and towing fees.

To Retrieve your vehicle contact:
   Siebert's Towing
   642 W. Southside Plaza
   Richmond, VA 23224
   Phone: (804)233-5757

With the exception of the downtown Central Business District, the Richmond Police Department issues parking violations and tows cars. DPW Street Cleaning posts the no parking signs at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled service. The Police will not tow if the signs are not in compliance. The Department of Public Works Street Cleaning Division cannot authorize parking ticket refunds or towing fee refunds.

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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