Vacuum Leaf Collection Program Guidelines
Please remember, you don't have to use vacuum service or wait for your scheduled collection to get rid of your leaves. Just put your bagged leaves near the curb, preferably in biodegradable lawn and leaf bags. Here's why we recommend biodegradable bags.
Please understand, bad weather can adversely affect our leaf collection schedule. This includes not only rainy weather, but snow as well. We have to put our snow removal equipment on the same vehicles that collect the leaves.
Keep in mind, the city of Richmond strongly urges that you use bags.
If you want to dispose of your bagged or loose leaves yourself, you may take them to the following locations. However, you must empty the leaves from the bags. We do not accept leaves inside bags at these locations.
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.
If you would like to request a vacuum collection
outside of your neighborhood's posted schedule, you will need to call
Care at 3-1-1 (646-7000). The fee for this service is $75, which can be attached to your utility bill.
Please understand, bad weather can adversely affect our leaf collection schedule. This means not only when it rains, but when it snows because we have to put our snow removal equipment on the same vehicles that pick up the leaves.
For up-to-date information or schedule changes, call our Leaf Hotline at (804)646-LEAF (5323). If you have questions, please call the City's Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or send an e-mail to Ask Public Works.