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Harrisonburg Begins Annual Leaf Collection

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City of Harrisonburg Press Release 

Harrisonburg, VA – The Department of Public Works will soon begin the annual curbside leaf collection throughout Harrisonburg.

The collection will begin Monday, November 4 and weather permitting will continue for six weeks.

Collection Schedule:

West Side of Main Street and Forest Hills Road

November 4-8

November 18-22

December 2-6

East Side of Main Street and Fairway Drive

November 11-15 (excluding holidays)

November 25-29 (excluding holidays)

December 9-13

The leaf collection truck will make its way through the neighborhood streets once per week during the designated dates.

Guidelines for collection:

  • Citizens are asked to rake their leaves out to the curb or the edge of the roadway.
  • Leaves will not be picked up if there is excessive grass, limbs, branches, trash, etc. mixed with the leaves. No exceptions.
  • Leaves need to be raked to the back of the curb, not to extend more than five feet into your yard.
  • Please do not rake the leaves into the street.
  • Please do not park vehicles around leaves.

Residents in need of leaf collection before and/or after these dates are asked to place leaves in a biodegradable bag or 35 gallon container without a liner for your assigned Wednesday yard debris and bulk collection.

During the 2012 leaf collection, more than 715 tons of leaves were collected throughout neighborhoods in the city.

Additional information is available at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/leaf-collection-schedule. Anyone with  questions should call the Department of Public Works at 540-434-5928. 

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