City of Alexandria Leaf Collection 2009

Get ready – it’s time to rake and recycle in preparation for the City of Alexandria’s 2009 Leaf Collection program.  Here are the three ways to recycle your leaves:

1)  Rake your leaves to the curb for vacuum truck collection

  • Remove stones, litter, branches or other debris
  • Avoid placing leaves in from of storm drains, or water meter covers.  Move parked cars off of leaf piles.
  • Do not use plastic bags – this is for loose leaves only.
  • Leaves must be in piles at the curb and visible, not in alleys or service roads.
  • Leaves must be raked out before the earliest scheduled collection day for your area.

2) Place leaves in biodegradable bags for collection

  • Use only biodegradable bags because they may be shredded and processed into mulch
  • Remove dirt, stones, litter and other debris.
  • Bags will be collected one business day after regular trash collection days beginning October 27 – January 4. 

3)  Compost leaves and yard waste

  • For detailed information, call the Virginia Extension Service at 703.228.6400.

2009 Alexandria Leaf Collection Service Areas

For specific rake out and start dates in your area, click here.

Happy raking!

Michael