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Plastic, not paper: Leaf collection rules and dates for JCC residents

JCC wants you to bag leaves
Free leaf drop-off at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center begins Nov. 5 for James City County residents. (Photo courtesy James City County)

With Halloween and the World Series over and the election only days away, James City County has a plan for your leaves.

Here’s the right way to dispose of them, according to a release from the county:

•Put them into clear bags, no larger than 40-gallons.

•Do not include tree limbs, brush or other bulky items for collection with leaves.

•Leave the bagged leaves at the curb by 8 a.m. on the first county collection day for your voting district: Stonehouse/North Powhatan, Dec. 1-2; Jamestown/South Powhatan, Dec. 5-9; Berkeley/Roberts, Dec. 12-16.

To find your scheduled collection date, check this map.

At no charge, county residents can bring bagged leaves to the Jolly Pond Convenience Center, 1204 Jolly Pond Rd., from Nov. 5-20, 2016 and from Jan. 2-15, 2017, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Residents may also haul their own leaves to a solid waste facility, but they will need one coupon for every four lawn- and leaf-sized bags. Coupons are available from the Treasurer’s Office, Satellite Services Office, Freedom Park, the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center or online.

Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post,, and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

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