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Leaf collection begins next week

The first round of leaf collection will begin Monday, Nov. 5 in the city.

Fall foliage is in full bloom during a cloudy, rainy October day in Fredericksburg. (Photo by Reza A. Marvashti / The Free Lance-Star)










The city is divided into 24 sections. The Public Works Department collects unbagged leaves placed near the street by residents for collection. Bagged leaves are also collected at no charge. Residents may place bagged leaves near the street for collection but must then call the Public Works Department at 372-1023 in order to have someone dispatched to remove the bags. Bagged leaves may not be stored on the curb. These bags are not collected with the trash. Here’s a whole list of dos and don’ts for leaf collection.

Did you know the city typically collects enough leaves each year to cover a football field two and a half feet deep in leaves?

Each neighborhood is usually hit twice between before the end of the year.

Leaves will be collected in the following locations next week:

Section 1: Fitzhugh Street to William Street, Sunken Road to Kenmore Avenue

Section 2: William Street to Lafayette Boulevard, Sunken Road to Kenmore Avenue

Section 3: Lafayette Boulevard to William Street, Kenmore Avenue to Sophia Street

Section 4: William Street to Canal Street, Washington Avenue to Sophia Street

Here is the rest of the leaf collection schedule.