Fall Bulk Leaf Collection

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Please note - if snow is forecast, do not rake leaves into the curb or street - snow removal operations will take precedence over leaf collection operations! Snow plows may push leaves/snow back into your yard. Please wait until after roadways have been cleared to collect leaves for pickup. 


The Town of Leesburg Department of Public Works will be collecting
non-bagged/loose leaves placed at the curb for bulk collection beginning Monday, October 24th, 2016.

Leaves will be collected as follows:
Southwest, Southeast, Northwest & Northeast
There will be a crew in each quadrant throughout the leaf season
Monday, October 24th, 2016 through Friday, December 30th, 2016.
Please note: Market Street divides the town north and south.
King Street divides the town east and west.

 There will be a crew in each quadrant approximately once per week during the beginning of the collection season - during peak season - Nov-Dec - crews take between 2-3 weeks to return to a section. This timeline may also be affected by weather and equipment downtime. We cannot specify when a crew will be on a particular street or when they will return. 


**********Attention All Quadrants**********

  • Please rake your leaves to within four feet from the edge of the curb Sunday night of each collection week during the leaf pickup season. Crews will be running leaf collection several days per week (and on some holidays) throughout the leaf season. We cannot guarantee a date or time when crews will reach a particular street. We advise raking leaves to the curb Sunday so when crews return to your street, you do not miss the truck.
  • Please do not place leaves in front of or into storm drains. Avoid raking around fire hydrants, utilities and vehicles when possible.
  • On streets without curb and gutter, residents should place leaves as close as possible to the front property line, closest to the street.
  • Inclement weather (heavy rains or snow) or a heavy fall of leaves may extend the collection period for the affected quadrants.
  • Once the leaf truck has made a pass on a street it cannot return until the following week. We do not accept special requests for bulk leaf collection. 
  • Remember, during peak leaf season, it will take more than one week to return to a street. With a heavy volume of leaves coming down it may take up to 2-3 weeks before a crew will return to a street.

No Collection on the Following Holidays:

Friday Nov 11, 2016

Friday Nov 25, 2016

Half-day Thursday Dec 23, 2016

Monday Dec 26, 2016

Tuesday Dec 27, 2016

Monday Jan 2, 2017


After the week of December 30th, 2016, leaves must be set out in covered trash cans with handles and yard waste stickers or biodegradable paper yard waste bags, for collection on yard waste day. 

When preparing leaves for collection, please follow these guidelines:



Rake leaves to the curb by Sunday night during the collection season. Keep separate from other material and away from storm drain inlets. If leaves must be raked near an inlet, place downstream from inlet to allow for water flow.

Do not place leaves in front of or next to storm drain inlets if other options are available. Where possible leave a gap between leaves and the curb line to allow water to flow unrestricted into the storm drain inlets.

 Separate Piles

Storm Drain Leaves


Rake leaves no more than 4 feet from the edge of the curb

Do not rake leaves into the street, in front of/around hydrants or utility boxes, or near other objects


 You may cover leaves with or place leave on a tarp to contain them during windy or rainy periods - please be sure they are visible to crews

Do not place leaves in plastic lawn bags - if using yard waste pickup instead of loose leaf collection, leaves must be loose in a can with a yard waste sticker or brown paper bags


paper bags

Rake leaves as close to the property line as possible if you do not have a curb/sidewalk in front of your home. Crews need to be able to reach the pile with the length of the vacuum hose attached to the truck.

Leaf Truck

Do not allow children to play in leaf piles and do not leave lawn and garden equipment or toys/bikes in or around leaf piles.



Do not park on top of leaf piles - crews will not vacuum leaves from under or around parked vehicles for liability and safety reasons.


Car on Leaves


Keep leaves completely separate from other material. Grass, brush, yard debris and other material can damage the vacuum truck attachment and will not be collected.


brush small

Do not mix with grass clipping, yard waste or other brush items

 mixed debris


The bulk leaf pickup uses a vacuum truck and is designed for leaves only.  Other materials can damage equipment or cause injury to crew members if mixed in with leaves. Leaves mixed with other material will NOT be collected.

Please do not mix leaves with:

    • Trash
    • Recycling
    • Branches/Tree Limbs
    • Shrub Clippings
    • Vines
    • Dirt
    • Sod or Grass Clippings
    • Other Yard Waste

Inclement weather (heavy rains or snow) or a heavy fall of leaves may extend the collection period for the affected quadrants.  The Town will post updates to this page to announce changes to the schedule or delays in collection - please check back for news and information during the leaf collection season.   


Final leaf pickup for the season will be the week of December 30th, 2016, for non bagged/canned leaves placed at the curb for bulk collection. (With possible extension depending on weather

For more information on leaf removal, please call the Street Maintenance Division at 703-737-7073 or e-mail streets@leesburgva.gov.