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Not sure how to get rid of your leaves? We’ve got you covered

Leaves are falling in the Historic Triangle. Do you know where to drop off your bagged leaves? (WYDaily/ Courtesy of James City County)
Leaves are falling in the Historic Triangle. Do you know where to drop off your bagged leaves? (WYDaily/ Courtesy of James City County)

Fall months means falling leaves and localities in the Historic Triangle have options for residents looking to get rid of their leaves.

Williamsburg, York and James City counties offer curbside pick-up options.


Williamsburg residents can enjoy a free leaves pick-up service from November to January.

Leaves do not have to be placed in bags but should be raked to the curb or road edge by 7 a.m. of the first day of any collection week.

Piles should be in an open area for easy vacuum truck access. Piles behind vehicles, trees, or bushes cannot be picked up, according to the city.

To view collection schedules and the routes, click here.

Williamsburg city residents can sign up for reminders for leaf collection on ReCollect by visiting the city’s website here.

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York County

York County’s collection program begins Nov. 16. For the collection program, the county is divided into two zones: a northern and southern zone, with pick-up of bagged leaves occurring on alternating week. Be sure to check the schedule on the Waste Management website for your pick-up weeks and guidelines here.

Residents can place an unlimited number of clear bags roadside by 7 a.m. Monday of their collection week.

James City County

James City County has one round of curbside pick-up for leaf collection and bagged leaves must be in 40-gallon sized (or less) clear bags, according to the county.

See the collection dates below:

  • Dec. 1-2: Stonehouse/North Powhatan
  • Dec. 2-9: Jamestown/South Powhatan
  • Dec. 9-16: Berkeley/Roberts

“Bagged leaves must be left curbside by 8 a.m. on the first day of collection in each district,” according to the announcement. “Each street will be collected one time only. Bulky materials such as brush and tree limbs cannot be accepted.”

You can click here for more information or call General Services at 757-259-4080.

While the curbside collection dates are next month, residents also have a “self haul” option and can drop off leaves for free at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center, 1204 Jolly Pond Road, from Nov. 14-22 and Jan. 9-17, 2021.

The center is open every day 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and only leaves in clear bags, 40 gallons or less is accepted.

Dropping off leaves outside of those dates? You can access coupons here. 

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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