Bagged leaf collection begins this month in Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

(Image courtesy of the City of Roanoke).

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Grab the rakes!

The leaves are finally starting to fall and that could create issues with area storm drains in times of heavy rain.

So, it’s time to start raking those leaves up and bagging them so Roanoke City workers can come by to pick them up and get them off of your hair.

The dates for the bagged leaf pickup run on the following dates:

  • Nov. 15-18
  • Nov. 29-Dec. 2
  • Dec. 6-9
  • Dec. 13-16

The city says that bagged leaf collection will not take place on the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-25).

When bagging leaves, you are asked to remember the following:

  • Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper leaf bags only and set at the curb for pickup.
  • There is no limit to the number of paper leaf bags residents may place at the curb for pickup.
  • Residents should put their bagged leaves at the curb on the same day as their regular trash collection.
  • During leaf collection weeks, bulk and brush collections will continue, and recycling will follow the normal schedule.
  • Loose-leaf collection is not provided by the city. Residents may stage raked leaves near the edge of the street for timely collection by a private contractor. When choosing this option, to avoid a citation from Code Enforcement, please notify the city of your plans for contractor pickup by calling 540-853-2000, option 1.

Of course, residents have alternatives. Instead of bagging leaves for the city to take, you can use them for:

  • Mulch mowing
  • Composting
  • Homeowner disposal at the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority at 1020 Hollins Road
  • Use of private lawn maintenance services

For more information about this year’s leaf collection, click here.

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