Tuesday, September 26, 2023

York County’s Leaf Collection Program Begins Nov. 7

James City County has announced new options for residents to dispose of their leaves (Photo by Peter Rock from Pexels)

YORK COUNTY — York County announced its leaf collection program will start on Monday, Nov. 7.

Residents who live on publicly maintained roads may place an unlimited number of clear bags of leaves at the front roadside for collection every other week, and residents who live in private communities or on private roads may also bring leaves to the closest public roadway for collection.

The county is divided into two zones for leaf collection:

  • Southern Zone — Includes all homes south of Dare Road, including neighborhoods in Grafton, Tabb, Brandywine, Coventry, Kiln Creek, Running Man, Calthrop Neck Road and Carys Chapel Road. Collection weeks for the southern zone are Nov. 7 and 21, Dec. 5 and 19, and January 2 and 16.
  • Northern Zone — Includes all homes on and north of Dare Road, including neighborhoods along Wolf Trap Road, Goodwin Neck Road, and homes in and near Marlbank, Edgehill, Queens Lake, Hubbard Lane, Skimino, and Lightfoot. Collection weeks for the Northern Zone are Nov. 14 and 28, December 12 and 26 and January 9 and 23.

Bags must be placed at the roadside by 7 a.m. on the Monday of collection week, the county said, adding pickup will be completed by the end of the week.

The county advises leaves must be in clear bags no thicker than one millimeter and bags must be easy to handle by one person, with a maximum weight of 40 pounds. Drawstring bags and bags containing other yard debris such as sticks and/or pet waste will not be accepted. Clear bags can be purchased at local hardware, grocery and department stores, the county said.

Residents may also bring leaves to the VPPSA Compost Facility at 145 Goodwin Neck Road year-round, the county said. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call York County Waste Management at 757-890-3780.

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